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Remove the write protection from a USB flash disk

My flash disk encountered an error saying that it has been write protected, so of course I can't even copy files or even format my flash drive. What happened to my flash drive to cause this? And ...
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Make a USB drive read only

I have a 1.5TB USB drive with many important files that I want to give to a friend (they have Windows7) for reading only purposes. thumbscrew appears to flip a registry switch but it seems to be on ...
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How to make USB drive or pen drive write protected? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to write protect a USB key ? I have a pen drive which I used to carry some files from my laptop to other public computers, these public computers are virus infected. ...
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how to write protect a USB key?

I'm looking for a solution to write-protect the contents of a USB key. The idea is to prevent its contents from being inadvertently removed by the user or changed by malicious programs -- not to ...
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How to make a partition on external storage read-only? And revert to normal?

Sometimes, I have to give my external storage someone else. But, I am worry about files and folders which accidentally deleted, moved, changed etc... Therefore, it is enough that data on the disk can ...
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Cannot write, format, nor erase flash drive

I have a 4gig flash drive, which I can read from but not write on, erase, nor format in any computer (tried in 7 different computers including xp, vista, and win7). I want to erase all the data ...
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How do I remove a USB drive's write protection? [duplicate]

I have a SanDisk Cruser Blade USB stick that suddenly seems to be write protected. I tried running DiskPart but after I write the command "attributes disk clear readonly" it displays this: Microsoft ...
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usb write protected! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove the write protection from an USB flash disk i have problem in pen drive. when i copying my data in usb then a message occur that drive is write protected. how can ...
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How can I disable write protection in my USB flash drive?

My USB flash drive is currently unusable because it somehow (quite suddenly!) became write protected. I have googled around and tried many solutions to this problem, but none of them have worked so ...
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Portable hard disk with write-protect switch [closed]

I'm looking for portable hard disks that have a physical switch (with or without key) to make it "read only" to prevent modification. Is there a particular keyword I should look for that designate ...
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Remove Write Protection from USB

My flash USB is write protected and I've tried every possible methods I've encountered over the internet, to get rid of this. Accessing the usb is not working. Format from my computer, is not ...
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USB Hardware vs. Software Write Lock

I'm in the market for a USB flash drive, and remember this cool feature a tiny 32MB flash drive of mine had: a write lock switch. This seemed like it would be an amazing feature to have as a shield ...