I tried using my flash drivew but it was write protected after doing some research I found out that it is actually broken and that write protection cannot be taken off it, I really do not know what is wrong besides the fact that only one light will flash on it. How do i fix this or at least retrieve the files?
if it is write protected the files are still there just copy them from the drive to your computer. that is a read operation and there is no problem reading from a write protected drive. after you ahve done that the drive will need to be replaced. Contact sandisk support.
I hope that this is still under warranty but most likely, this already needs replacement.