i can't format my pen drive , showing write protected

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Is there Any switch on the pen just like a floppy disk?
 

Rhyan Gabales

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goto cmd and run as admin

type where your device is located
example your drive is in F: type this F: and hit enter

next > attrib -s -h *.* /s /r

that should be done :)

goodluck

 

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This should work. I just saw it in a Google search, worked for me.

Click Start, type Regedit in the search box, click Regedit.exe to open the Registry editor when you see it is displayed at the top of the list. And then navigate to the following key:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

Double-click on the WriteProtect value in the right-hand pane of Regedit.exe. Change the Value data from 1 to 0 and click OK to save the change. Close Regedit and restart your computer. Connect your USB flash drive or pen drive again, and you should find the write protection is removed and the device is no longer write protected.

After that, you can now format the drive as normal by right-clicking on it in My Computer and choosing Format. "The disk is write protected" error message will no longer pop up.
 

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Try command codes on web to format and remove write protection.

I tried some commands but it didn't work. It might work for you.
 

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Have you tried through disk part ?
Open a command prompt on your PC and type:
diskpart

Then you type:
list disk

and you find the usb key, lets say it's number 2

afterwards you type:

select disk 2

followed by:

clean

And with this way you can go ahead and format it normally after it's finished
 

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I tried all the above steps but didn't work Just I can copy file from my pendrive but can't delete / paste or format any data in my pendrive if you guys have any working solution please help or any reason why pendrive gets write protected
 

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I tried all the above steps but didn't work Just I can copy file from my pendrive but can't delete / paste or format any data in my pendrive if you guys have any working solution please help or any reason why pendrive gets write protected
There are several solutions above, if nothing seems to help, it can be that your Windows registry got corrupted. You can fix corrupted entries with a registry cleaner and see if that helps. Maybe try the above solutions once again after you ran the registry cleaner.

It also can be that the drive is corrupted and cannot be used anymore. If you used it a lot, it's probable. Flash drives have a limited life cycle too.
 

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If you can copy out, why bother youurself, Things like this happen sometimes. Buy another one.They are cheap enough.
 
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