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SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎07-23-2010

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

No FopaUK I do not represent SanDisk in a professional capacity, I'm just a user, like you.

 

2 points you should consider:  If a USB drive should fail:

 

1. Would you prefer it preventing you from accessing the drive in any fashion.

 

-or-

 

2. Allow you to access, read, copy your files but prevent updating the files on the drive?

 

Ideally having neither problem is preferable.

 

So you have secure encrypted files on the drive and you can't update them.  And since they are encrypted nobody else can update, or view, them either, only you can.

 

Now if the drive is important and you need a replacement would you prefer a free one or to just buy a new one?  If you want the free one, return the damaged one to SanDisk and they will send you a free new one.

 

Concerned about the unencrypted files being seen?  Porn can be embarassing.  Then inform SanDisk when completing the RMA form of your concerns and they may allow you to destroy the drive with a hammer before returning it.  They have done that before.

 

Ed

 

 

 

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-10-2018

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

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Greetings,

 

it seems I have the same issue. I'm, getting it's case for RMA but since two it's predecessors from different manufacturer died exactly the same way I just want to make sure that it's not fault of my laptop USB slots or specific usage causing the drives defective but always the drive self.

 

I'm using also older pendrives of smaller capacity but never had this problem with them.

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

If the problem has happened before and with different brand drives even it sure sounds like the problem is your system.  Not necessarily your machine entirely at fault.  The problem could be tied to heat, power surges, low power due to competing USB connections.  Or malware.

Ed
Important files = Backed up files
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Registered: ‎12-05-2018

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

HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE

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

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-17-2019

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

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So 7 years laters, it still happened. It's a 3 months-old 32GB Sandisk Ultra USB 3.0, just being used several times on the first month.

 

I've had enough of this brand, I'll just throw it to the trash can rather than RMA-ing it and receive another unreliable stuff.

 

I've banned Sandisk's memory cards in the past as they kept on dying, now I'm banning the whole brand. My Sansa Clip+ had instability issue after only 4 years of very light use, now this!

SanDisk User
Posts: 53
Registered: ‎04-24-2019

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


@zakarumita wrote:

Well.. very good.

 

many same thread means many same problem that means a very epic fail... I bought SanDisk cause fidelity to the brand... but... after a damaged SD Card and this damaged Flash-pen... I think to choose another brand untill they reflects on their products...

 

holy god, I bought this device just six months ago ... who knows where is the receipt... and then box is destroyed now... uhm... too bad... too bad!!! I hope only that the other SD card won't decides to break suddenly ... :/

 

Anyway many thanks for the support and your reply.

 

Cheers.



I can't format it, because I receive the error "The disk is write protected"... so, now I'm trying to change files status (I see that "Archive" is checked), but again in some files I receive the same error...

It's very weird... even because I'm able to read everything on it... so the flash-pen works... I've tried to disable and unistall it, but again, when Windows recognize it, present the same error... 

SanDisk User
Posts: 53
Registered: ‎04-24-2019

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

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@BRITANY wrote:

@zakarumita wrote:

Well.. very good.

 

many same thread means many same problem that means a very epic fail... I bought SanDisk cause fidelity to the brand... but... after a damaged SD Card and this damaged Flash-pen... I think to choose another brand untill they reflects on their products...

 

holy god, I bought this device just six months ago .https://downloader.vip/rufus/.. who knows where is the receipt... and then box is destroyed now... uhm... too bad... too bad!!! I hope only that the other SD card won't decides to break suddenly ... :/

 

Anyway many thanks for the support and your reply.

 

Cheers.



I can't format it, because I receive the error "The disk is write protected"... so, now I'm trying to change files status (I see that "Archive" is checked), but again in some files I receive the same error...

It's very weird... even because I'm able to read everything on it... so the flash-pen works... I've tried to disable and unistall it, but again, when Windows recognize it, present the same error... 


 

Newbie
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-16-2019

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

Open secure access or vault. You can disable write protect there.
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-28-2019

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

No single options  seems well sulted to repair that one.

will neber buy a day by that vendor.

no returns by vendor. no compensations.

to black list.