Write protected usb

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lomlom Posts 5 Registration date Friday May 1, 2015 Status Member Last seen May 14, 2015 - May 1, 2015 at 07:59 AM
lomlom Posts 5 Registration date Friday May 1, 2015 Status Member Last seen May 14, 2015 - May 14, 2015 at 05:35 AM
Hi guys;
i can't format my 16 Gb usb flash neither delete files
my usb device don't have a locker switch
tried :
format using diskpart :failed
delete driver and install it again :failed
go to regedit add storageDevicePolicies and WriteProtect key :failed also
nothing worked :/
need help

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KY_WD Posts 2054 Registration date Thursday October 23, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 28, 2017 121
May 5, 2015 at 10:10 AM
Hello lomlom,

Please try these steps:
1. Open a new text document in the flash drive
2. Enter the following code in the text document:
attrib -s -h -r /s /d
cls
exit
3. Click File - Save as
4. Save it as "unhide.bat"
5. Close and delete the new text document
6. Double click on the "unhide" batch file
7. A black command screen will pop up and close

Hope this helps.

KY_WD
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lomlom Posts 5 Registration date Friday May 1, 2015 Status Member Last seen May 14, 2015
May 8, 2015 at 12:22 PM
didn't work :( i guess i can't use my flash drive anymore
thank u anyway
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KY_WD Posts 2054 Registration date Thursday October 23, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 28, 2017 121 > lomlom Posts 5 Registration date Friday May 1, 2015 Status Member Last seen May 14, 2015
May 12, 2015 at 04:34 AM
Hi again,

Let's try something different before giving it up, shall we? :)
Can you try downloading a software that writes zeros on storage drives and check if it will wipe out your USB?
You can also check the solutions given in this forum here: https://ccm.net/forum/affich-32020-write-protected-pendrive-can-not-format

Hope this will help you.

KY_WD
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lomlom Posts 5 Registration date Friday May 1, 2015 Status Member Last seen May 14, 2015
May 12, 2015 at 06:08 AM
softwares like?
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lomlom Posts 5 Registration date Friday May 1, 2015 Status Member Last seen May 14, 2015
May 12, 2015 at 07:20 AM
tried roadkil's diskwipe after 15 minutes of waiting i got 340685 errors :D and nothing changed
tried DFT for windows when usb is plugged in i get a message saying "1 device is available" but nothing appears in the list
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KY_WD Posts 2054 Registration date Thursday October 23, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 28, 2017 121 > lomlom Posts 5 Registration date Friday May 1, 2015 Status Member Last seen May 14, 2015
May 14, 2015 at 05:08 AM
Hey there,

Unfortunately, I cannot advise you on any specific software for that operation, but one more thing came up into my mind. You could also try with ? Linux Live CD, just in case that it recognizes your external USB drive.
If that does not help, I think your drive would be very difficult to use in the future.

Best of luck.

KY_WD
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