USB KEY - The disk is write-protected.

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  1. Joker

    Joker Honorable Member

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    I've got 2 usb keys - I can copy files from them, but unable to put anything on them.

    I've tried the regedit trick and I've tried to format using CMD - diskpart - list disk - select disk * - clean - create partition primary - select partition 1 - active - format fs=NTFS

    But it doesn't seem to work.

    How can I unlock it? No important information on it. Can be nuke if that is what it takes to make it usable!
     
  2. busydog

    busydog New Member

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    This utility should allow you to format a write-protected usb drive. http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip

    I assume you have checked for a switch on the drive that could be in the wrong position.
     
  3. Joker

    Joker Honorable Member

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    There is no switch on a wrong place and the program just says "USB Flash disk not found!" :(
     
  4. busydog

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    Have you tried formatting on another computer? Does it show up as write protected on another computer?
     
  5. Joker

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    Yeah. Always locked and refuses to be formatted! Also tried on mac.
     

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