03-25-2012 12:08 AM
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?
03-27-2012 10:56 PM
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
05-20-2012 06:34 AM
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...
05-21-2012 05:27 AM
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.
Important files = Backed up files
06-18-2012 11:30 AM - edited 06-18-2012 11:31 AM
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.