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Sandisk Switch Cruzer Write Protected

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Could Not Format My Flash Disk Write Protected

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Type: Flash Disk SanDisk Cruzer Switch

 

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Re: Sandisk Switch Cruzer Write Protected

Here's another screen about what's happening when want to format it

 

 

 

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Re: Sandisk Switch Cruzer Write Protected

Where did you get your Win7.Fr.x64 drive?  And why are you trying to format it?

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Re: Sandisk Switch Cruzer Write Protected

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from my pc vendor!

i want to use my sandisk flash disk as normal to edit my files on it ... personal files!

i can't format neither edit files on it, i could only copy its content files, but never edit or delete some of them!

 

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Re: Sandisk Switch Cruzer Write Protected

important personal files + old personal pictures too Smiley Frustrated

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Re: Sandisk Switch Cruzer Write Protected

Looks like you need to write to SanDisk for a replacement.

 

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5232/~/return-material-authorization-(rma)-process

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Re: Sandisk Switch Cruzer Write Protected

here's the statue of my flash disk Sandisk Cruzer Switch now through 'Disk Management' tool

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Re: Sandisk Switch Cruzer Write Protected

another and last screen will be posted in here, and thanks for your support, with hope finding a solution to bring back my flash drive sandisk cruzer switch healthy.

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Re: Sandisk Switch Cruzer Write Protected

thanks for the link, but i like to repair my device, and remove write protection.

Any recommandations are welcome.

 

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Re: Sandisk Switch Cruzer Write Protected

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Usually when the drives go bad replacement is the only option.

 

I see the flash drive is formated like a hard drive.  NTFS is not a good choice for a removable drive, it adds extra writes to the drive and as such slows it down and wears it out faster.  For larger than 4GB files exFAT should be used.

 

Maybe your Windows security system thinks it's an external hard drive and preventing writes to it.  A long shot but...

 

It's interesting that one of your displays shows the drive with 2,80 GB free.  See if you can run a CHKDSK command for the drive.  I believe the Command Prompt windows needs to be opened with Admin Privileges for that to run.

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Important files = Backed up files