Hello Layback Bear,
Now I do feel very dumb.
I understand that Windows has to index files. I gather that I am wondering if I am doing the instructions correctly.
My first forum question was regarding problems with the search function and I always used to reindex after doing a transfer of a batch of files to my USB 1TB External Hard Drive. I gather that is why it is taking so long.
I also referenced this website as I was told that most of my posts are available via Google. Problem is that I am not confident and want to ensure that I am doing the correct way.
carwiz - I am a very poor user and should be banned.
I am just wondering if the following screenshot is correct and that I do not follow the instructions from these websites Q&A: USB Flash Drive is write protected - How do I remove it? | TechRepublic Curt Kobain: 100% working Method to Remove Write Protection from USB drives
I have taken your advice and downloaded - USB Disk Ejector | Quick And Easy Software
As I can not afford anything currently.
I nearly went in a ended the process of the indexing by
Hope any of the methods listed above solves your problem.
After the low level format, you may need to “Partition the drive“. Dont worry, partitioning a pen drive means allocating it its File System and Cluster Size that was lost after the Low Level Format.
Run diskmgmt.msc in Run.
In the disk management window, select the pen drive, right click on it and click on Format.
Now choose the File System and Allocation Unit Size and do not check the boxes below.
Click OK and the drive will be reusable after this.
Update 3 (Solution Working):
Thanks to one of our readers Jim, who let us know about the tool called Neo 9, using which we can easily this write protection problem.
For transcend drive users, try the tool at this link, it has been found to work.
I went to this supply and tried stopping the indexing - but not too sure what file to look for - like what process/ Curt Kobain: 100% working Method to Remove Write Protection from USB drives
Thanks - and I now feel honestly stupid