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SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

Why? 

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
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Registered: ‎12-10-2017

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

On the side of the drive there is a little switch.  Move it in the opposite direction and then try it.

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Registered: ‎05-09-2018

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

Hello forum, i create an account just to tell my story

 

maybe I have the ULTIMATE and FINAL solution to this ugly problem  hehe

 

try like 10 methods around the web  and this forum to solve this problem

 

some of them work for some people, but not for the most

 

Hope that this method work for everybody

 

it works for sandisk glide 32gb 3.0 and the cruzer blade 16gb checked by myself

 

THE SOLUTION WAS FORMAT THE PENDRIVE IN A LINUX ENVIROMENT.

 

i spend several hours trying to format the cruzer16gb with no success

and give to my neighbor the 32gb glide one, 5 minutes later he knock my door and  told me its done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-07-2018

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

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I use linux since ubuntu4.0 now i consider myself an advanced linux user.. 
I cannot write by any method on the cruzer force 32 gb. 
I tried gparted . dd and fdisk..
@kbsound: if you know a working  method in the linux enviroment, please consider to share.
thanks in advance.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,563
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

If the drive doesn't work return it for a replacement, either the place where you bought it or to SanDisk.

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-08-2018

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

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Open command prompt window and execute these commands in this order:
1. diskpart
2. list disk
3. select disk # (# is the number assigned to the flash drive)
4. clean
After I type this it says...(Diskpart has encountered an error: The media is write protected. See the System event log for more information.)
5. create partition primary
6. select partition 1
7. active
8. format fs=ntfs quick

Exit after it's done, remove the stick from USB and plug it again.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Tom,

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SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,563
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB write protected error

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I would never recommend a journaling file system for a flash drive.  FAT or exFAT only.

 

 

Ed
Important files = Backed up files