My Flash Drive (USB) has been write protected

By Andrew Katta
Nov 29, 2007
  1. I copied information on my Flash drive (USB) from a computer some time ago.
    Now I want to use my Flash drive but am unable to delete or copy any information on this drive. Any time I want to delete or copy any information I received a messege that I should remove write protection from flash drive.

    Please I want a help to remove this write protection
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Does your flash drive have a switch on it to set it read only?
    Did your flash drive come with some software that can make it read-only?

    If it's neither of the above, then your thumbdrive has simply gone bad. Going read-only is a common problem with flash drives.
  3. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    There was a thread here some months ago about using win98 to repair grumpy flash drives (if that is what is wrong here...)
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