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"Help for read-only files and how to change them"

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Last response: in Storage
November 13, 2011 1:56:48 AM


I don't understand why my USB isn't working. It was working fine earlier today, but when I plug it in my computer, it asks me if I want to format disk. I want to say no but nothing else works. However, when I click 'format disk' it says it can't! Please help me understand what happened and how I can get back my data.

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a b G Storage
November 14, 2011 9:17:54 PM


Try to recover Data with

Also read this pretty good article about USB Flash Drives.

Follow the steps

How to remove a write protection from your USB memory Stick if there is no Write protection ON or OFF button on stick then
1. Shutdown your computer or laptop
2. Insert USB Memory Stick into your laptop or Computer
3. Turn on laptop and then immediately start pressing (F8) key then Advanced Boot Options screen will come up
4. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt
5. After loading files if your USB Memory Stick drive letter is (G) for example then write as
6. C:\windows\system32>G: and press enter
7. G:\>format G: and press enter
8. If ask you (Y/N) then press (Y) and press enter
9. Now a full format will start which remove write protection from USB Memory Stick.
Before removing USB from your computer, Always remove it safely by going into to my computer then right click on USB and click eject.
December 21, 2015 8:42:00 AM

if usb showing raw as file system then?