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Registered: ‎01-26-2016

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

I was with the same issues and I managed to fix it by converting disk from MBR to GPT layout

 

you can use MiniTool Partition Wizard ( http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html ), I've done it using DISKPART windows utility. You can convert it back to MBR if you want.

 

FYI, backup everything, you will have to delete all the data from the flash drive

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

You do realize fabioveta that converting the disk layout requires the drive to be writable.  And since we are talking about drives that are Write Protected that means your app won't work.  Which kinda implies your posting is basic SPAM doesn't it?

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
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Registered: ‎04-06-2016

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

You can try to flash your chipset by following the steps in this tutorial on How to fix a write protected USB thumb drive

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Registered: ‎08-18-2016

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

But My SanDisk Ultra USB Flash Drive 256GB, Has 5 Year Warranty, That Per The Web-Sites Current Waranty Info For This Product.:  I Just Got Two Of These And During The Time I Was Reading The Readme Files, Then Going To Support Web-Site I Looked At The Forum And Notes On The Write Protect Issue, And Thought About My Seagate 1.5 TB Externable HDD, That I Have The Same Write Protect Issue. But When I Conntacted Seagate about This Write Protect Issue Thay Said That This Is Usualy Caused When Its Connected Up To A Mac Computer And The Drive Is Formated As NTFS. That It, But I WAS Connecting It Up To My Windows Computer Running WinDOWs 7 Pro SP1 OS. Also This Seagate External HDD Has A eSATA Connector And That What I Was Using At the Time Of the Write Protect Issue. I Was Trying To Deleate All The Files On It So I Could Use It As A Backup Drive For My Dusl Boot Setup Of Windows 7 Pro SP1 And Windows 10 Pro. Anyway I Am Reading All The Post About What Other have Tryed On Fixing The Write Protect Issues. I Hope To Be Able To Fix My Seagate HDD External Drive By Using The Posted Fix Trys. Marcus. 

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Registered: ‎09-17-2016

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???


arorao wrote:

 have problem with my SANDISK,USB FLASH-DRIVE(16GB) that whenever i insert or plug it with some computer and try to write(CUT,COPY etc) it shows an error that THE DISK IS WRITE PROTECTED..can any one please suggest that why it is displaying such error...at first i think that this is problem with my pc but know the essue is same for all computer..

can any help me to resolve this issue???

 

My Computer config--windows7(64-bit


 

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

This error implies the drive has a hardware error and needs to be replaced.  These two links may help.

 

http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/All-SanDisk-USB-Flash-Drives/HELP-how-do-i-reomove-write-protected-mess...

 

http://www.rmprepusb.com/tutorials/54---how-to-fix-write-protected-disks

 

 

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-17-2017

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

VERY SIMPLE WITH YOUR COMPUTER RIGHT CLICK ON YOUR FLASH DRIVE ...GOTO PROPERTIES THEN TO  HARDWARE AND SELECT THE GENERIC FLASH DISC OR THE MULTI THEN CLICK OK IT WORKS PERFECTLY WELL

 

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Registered: ‎07-19-2017

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

Plz help me I lose my data on the 8 gb flash say structure corrupted
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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,364
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

Structure Corrupted is not the same as Write Protected.  Start your own thread.

 

And try running CHKDSK on the drive.

Ed
Important files = Backed up files