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Write-Protected Memory Stick

Last response: in Storage
June 7, 2012 5:06:57 PM

I have a 32GB Memory Stick that I was using to transfer pictures from one Laptop to another. I copied the majority of the pictures on to the memory stick and then transferred them on to my other laptop. I then tried to delete the pictures off the memory stick but it says:

'The disk is write-protected.

Remove the write-protection or use another disk.'

If I then try to write to the Memory Stick again, I get the same error. When I right click on the USB and go to Properties, there are no options to remove Write Protection and if I try to format the USB to either FAT32 or NTFS it throws up the same error.

I have tried using Diskpart, Computer Management, deleting the WriteProtect file in the registry, but still no luck.

Could anyone please suggest any more solutions? I have no idea how the write-protection came about on it but I have found no way to remove it.

Any help would be much appreciated. :) 

Thank You.
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a b G Storage
June 7, 2012 6:28:37 PM

There is usually a small switch on the side of the stick to turn write protection on and off.
June 7, 2012 6:37:00 PM

There is no switch on the stick.