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Windows 7: Flash Drive Write Protected

18 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
Flash Drive Write Protected

can anybody sand me a link where i can follow the steps on how to make my flashdrive remove the "write protect" error.

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18 Feb 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

I suspect you will need the password from whoever made it.
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18 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Brand ? Capacity? For how long have you been using it? When did it get write-protected? Is it under warranty? Are you able to read the contents of the flash drive? Does it work on another PC? Do other flash drives work on your PC? Answers to all required. :)

A flash drive can turn write-protected when it reaches its end of life. So we have to ascertain that first.
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