My usb cant format it is write protected Tags: Flash Media Format USB Explorer Storage Last response: September 6, 2011 1:25 PM in Storage Share Thokozani September 6, 2011 1:14:26 PM my usb cant format it is write protected, whenever i plug it in the explorer shows, "you need to format first' , when i try to format it shows "write protected," More about : usb format write protected tomatthe a b G Storage September 6, 2011 1:25:01 PM If its an sd card reader with an sd card in it, the card itself will have a little tab that you need to move. If its a usb mem key the key itself should have a tab that you need to move. Post a link to the actual product if you don't see what I'm talking about. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum1 i cant format a write protected usb ForumCant format flash drive write protected ForumThe disk is write protected cannot format usb ForumHow to format write protected memory card in cmd ForumCannot format usb disk is write protected ForumHow can I format a 4GB toshiba USB flash drive with write protected . ForumHow to format write protected pen drive ForumCannot format usb disk is write protected ForumHow to format write protected sd card which is RAW file system ForumWrite protected sandisk usb ForumFormat write protected USB drive Forumwriting to write-protected usb key/thumb drive ForumIs it possible to install windows on a external hdd?????? ForumWindows delayed write failed ForumMy pendrive is write ForumRemovable disk write protected ForumConstant program freezes, pitifully slow write speed ForumI was using my new MyPassport external drive for storage, then used it for backu ForumFormat error ForumDisk Error and can't write More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !