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USB device comes up as write-protected after NTFS formatting

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  • NTFS
  • Formatting
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
February 1, 2012 2:37:19 PM

I was attempting to copy a large number of small files from one USB stick to another. An error came up saying that the FAT file system would support only a limited number of files, and I would have to format it for NTFS to support more files. So I formatted it for NTFS...and now when I try to copy the files, it says the device is write-protected. Any ideas?

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February 1, 2012 5:36:47 PM

dweelea said:
I was attempting to copy a large number of small files from one USB stick to another. An error came up saying that the FAT file system would support only a limited number of files, and I would have to format it for NTFS to support more files. So I formatted it for NTFS...and now when I try to copy the files, it says the device is write-protected. Any ideas?

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