Hi, I followed your steps to take off write protection from my usb (and I don't even know how that happened in the first place after working well all this time?) However, following those steps and the picture shown, I didn't have an option to right click on write protect as you say. It's not there? When you offer the first step, did you mean from the laptop start menu? Because that's what I did. You can probably tell I know shit all about tech but I'm trying :) Can you please tell me what to do if the write protect isn't there? (Problem: when trying to save changes made in a document I have already previously saved on my usb, it suddenly tells me its write protected and I cannot save it because it is either full, damaged or something? As far as I know it shouldn't be, I checked its not full and I know I didn't damage it so I don't know how what's happened). Help please? I don't want to lose any of the stuff I have on this usb, will I need to transfer it all to another?
On your keyboard, you'll see the Windows logo key and the letter R key. Press on these keys at the same time. This will open the Run box.
In the Run box, type diskpart and press Enter.
A new window (Command Prompt) will open. Type list disk and press Enter.
You'll see a list of disks that are connected to your PC (Disk 0, Disk 1, etc). Note the number referring to your USB key. You can look at the size column to locate the USB key. Usually, the size is smaller than the computer's hard disk - MB is smaller than GB.
Type select disk x and press Enter. NOTE: x refers to the number of your USB key (Disk 0, Disk 1, etc...). Replace x by its number.
The USB key will be selected.
Type attributes disk clear readonly and press Enter.
You'll get the message "Disk attributes set successfully".
Okay, I saw the page u referred me to, read it, but am stuck, I need some clarification on the steps please...
How do I 'open a new text document in my flash drive?' What does that even mean? What do I do to do that? U see my issue, I don't know what the presumed info is to even get to doing the steps laid out. Could you please break down those two options that are there for me as you did previously in simple-stupid terms please? Then I can try them out.
Thank you :)
I went to the link you provided and clicked on "download" but it takes me to another page with several options to download things and I have no idea what I'm supposed to choose or what I'm supposed to do.. :(
Thank you so much for your help. I went through it but found out in the end it will only recover if I pay 60 bucks or so for the service. I thought it was free. I can't do it so I guess that's that. Thanks for helping though.
I did what u said, followed the steps but that option 'assign the following drive letter' is there but u can't select it, it's automatically highlighted the other option and doesn't allow u to select the one u advise to select.
Thanks anyway, I appreciate your help and time.