i need help, I cannot copy files from the computer to usb drive, it says The disk is write protected. i tried all the youtube tutorials on how to fix it. However only the “Read-only: No” was fixed but the “Current Read-Only State:Yes” doesn’t change. i tried downloading ufix ii but the control disk is empty or the drive doesn’t show. thank you. please help me
If the drive doesn’t have a read/write switch the only solution is to backup all your files and return it to SanDisk for a free replacement.
The only approach to try yourself that I trust is this one.
Good luck and stay safe.
There are 5 solutions you could try:
Test different USB ports on different computers
Assign a drive letter for USB via Disk Management
Fix write-protected USB without formatting using chkdsk
Fix write-protected USB with disk check utility
Fix write-protected USB drive with Device Manager
For more details, please refer to fix corrupted flash drive without formatting
Since #3 & #4 refer to the same thing and #2 & #5 do too there are only 3 solutions referring to fixing corrupted flash drives which really have nothing to do with a flash drive in read only state.