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Twisty
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Registered: ‎03-25-2012

4GB Cruzer Edge Write Protection Problem

Hello I have a Sandisk Cruzer Edge 4GB USB and I do not know how to get rid of write protection. Now I can't delete stuff, rename anything or change anything anymore on my Usb. I am using Windows 7 so is there some solution to this problem?

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Ed_P
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Registered: ‎07-23-2010
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Re: 4GB Cruzer Edge Write Protection Problem

Make sure the Windows 7 Share With option is not set to Nobody.

Ed
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Twisty
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Registered: ‎03-25-2012
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Re: 4GB Cruzer Edge Write Protection Problem

My share with option is set to everyone but my usb is still write protected
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Ed_P
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Re: 4GB Cruzer Edge Write Protection Problem

The Share With options I see for folders with my Windows 7 system are:

 

Nobody

Homegroup (Read)

Homegroup (Read/Write)

Ed
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Twisty
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Registered: ‎03-25-2012
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Re: 4GB Cruzer Edge Write Protection Problem

I dont think that is the problem since I have another USB that is the exact same brand and type as my prbolematic usb and its share with settings is set on nobody and yet that usb does not have write protection on it and everything else works normally as well

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darkness_nofear
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Registered: ‎05-20-2012
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Re: 4GB Cruzer Edge Write Protection Problem

Hello,

 

Before two days I was working on a computer entering data from Microsoft Word directly to my USB. The computer at some point just froze and I couldn't do anything to close the window, log off or restart the machine. I just switched it off and on again. As a result, my USB now is write protected and I cannot save over any file, change names or export data on the USB.

 

I couldn't find anywhere in the USB menu how to unblock my USB. There is no a tick on a "Write protection" so that I can get rid of it. I cannot do anything, except copying. I am happy that all the data is on it, but I need it to rewrite, rename and export files from outside.

 

Please, help me...

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Ed_P
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Re: 4GB Cruzer Edge Write Protection Problem

Backup all your files on the USB drive,  then try running a CHKDSK commandfor the drive from a Command Prompt.  If errors are shown rerun CHKDSK with the /F option.  Safely remove the USB drive then reinsert it.  If it's working great, if not contract SanDisk about a replacement.  

Ed
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kuerten
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Registered: ‎03-15-2012
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Re: 4GB Cruzer Edge Write Protection Problem

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Adam_izaki
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Re: 4GB Cruzer Edge Write Protection Problem

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Sometimes it becomes Write-protected to prevent loss of data from the drive.

 

If formatting does not work then contact Sandisk Support for replacement of the product if it is still under warranty.

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nagaraj
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Registered: ‎01-26-2013
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Re: 4GB Cruzer Edge Write Protection Problem

my cruzer edge 4GB. is not allowing to copy or delete any data in that. and when i trying to format it shows windows was unable to format.