Flash drive write protected

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  1. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    Hi, I need some help on my generic flash drive,i cannot format the flash drive it says that disc is write protected, i cannot put some file and cannot delete some file in my flash drive, I hope someone will help me to format my flash drive...I think my flash drive is corrupted! if it is corrupted do i have the chances to repair this...Thank you in advance.
     
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    redroad MDL Guru

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    #4 redroad, Dec 3, 2012
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    I am helping you help yourself ;) .. Link edited
     
  4. carmz

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    Which brand??
     
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  6. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    Can i ask,I am not planning to make my flash drive bootable..all i want is that my flash will be format so that i can put back my files on it.
     
  7. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    I don't know the brand of my flash drive...
     
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  9. windsman

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    There is no little switch protected on your flash drive ?

    windsman.
     
  10. SvenP

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    A humble suggestion:

    a. Open start menu, in the search bar type regedit and press enter. This wil open the registry editor.
    b. Navigate to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
    Note: If the registry key StorageDevicePolicies does not exist, you will need to create it manually.
    c. Highlight StorageDevicePolicies, and then create a New DWORD (32-bit) Value named as WriteProtect.
    d. Double click the key WriteProtect in the right window and set the value to 0 in the Value Data Box and press OK button
    e. Restart your computer and try copying files into your USB drives.
     
  11. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    Hi, thank you for the reply, i tried it,but it's not working.
     
  12. carmz

    carmz MDL Senior Member

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    Hi, yup there is no switch.
     
  13. carmz

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