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Write protection

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a b G Storage
October 12, 2010 10:53:41 AM

Hello,how can i remove write protection in my usb drive

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a b G Storage
October 12, 2010 12:25:27 PM

Does your USB drive (assuming you mean thumb drive and not hard drive) have a mechanical switch on it somewhere? If so try putting it in the other position. Some thumb drives have this to protect it from being inadvertently written to or formatted.

If that's not the case, it gets a little more complicated.
October 14, 2010 4:25:59 AM

I have the same problem. I can't write anything to the flash drive unless I uninstall+reinstall the driver every time. And there's no physical switch on mine.
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October 14, 2010 6:13:45 AM

Hello,how can i remove write protection in my usb drive

You may need to “Partition the drive“.
1.Run diskmgmt.msc in Run.
2.In the disk management window, select the pen drive, right click on it and click on Format.
3.Now choose the File System and Allocation Unit Size and do not check the boxes below.
Click OK and the drive will be reusable after this.

For transcend drive users, try the tool at link, it has been found to work.
October 14, 2010 6:31:04 AM

It doesn't let me, it just says "The operation did not complete because the media is write-protected".

EDIT: if anyone else reading this has the same problem, try using GParted burned to a CD/USB drive.