How do I turn off write protection on a USB drive?

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Hello,

I am trying to access my USB drive, and it is saying that it is write protected and it won't open the files. It shows that I have used 7GB of data, even shows the folders, but when you open the folder it says empty. I was on another site that said to use a DOS prompt to copy the files, but it only copied a portion of the USB card, the important info I need is not copying over. How do I access the folder, copy it and have access again to the drive?

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Hello Bambi,
  • Open a new text document on the flash drive
  • Enter the following code in the text document:



attrib -s -h -r /s /d
cls
exit
  • Click File - Save as and then save it as "unhide.bat"
  • Close and delete the new text document
  • Make double click on the "unhide" batch file and then a the black screen of command prompt console will pop up and disappear


Hope this helps.

KY_WD