Not able to delete / format my pendrive sandisk 16gb.

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vijay - Jul 19, 2015 at 03:16 PM
KY_WD Posts 2053 Registration date Thursday October 23, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 28, 2017   - Jul 23, 2015 at 07:48 AM
Hello,
one day i useed my pendrive in net cafe, from that its not working. it shows error msg like write protected. I tried all the methods shown above but still its not working..what can i do..please help me..



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KY_WD Posts 2053 Registration date Thursday October 23, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 28, 2017   122
Jul 20, 2015 at 09:57 AM
Hello vijay,

Please, try the following steps and share what happened:
  • 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 "unhide.bat"
  • Close and delete the new text document
  • Double click on the "unhide" batch file


Hope that I helped.

KY_WD
It doesn't allow me to create any file..there is no option for creating a new text document in right click options...
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KY_WD Posts 2053 Registration date Thursday October 23, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 28, 2017   122 > Vijay
Jul 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Hi again,

Let's try this:
1. Open the Command prompt and enter the following command:
attrib -s -h -r X: /*.* / s / d
where you substitute the X letter with the corresponding one in My Computer representing the pendrive
Be careful! Respect the spaces between words and script.
2. Then press "Enter" and wait about 30 seconds. Then close the console windows and the "task manager".
3. Finally, browse the flash drive and delete the "RECYCLER" folder and if there is one called "Autorun" you need to delete that too.

Good luck.

KY_WD
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Hello KY_WD
I tried it but it was showing error msg like "unable to change attribute for tech.PDF".
Access denied..
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KY_WD Posts 2053 Registration date Thursday October 23, 2014 Status Member Last seen February 28, 2017   122 > Vijay
Jul 23, 2015 at 07:48 AM
Hey,

To take ownership of the drive and reset permissions try these steps, but firstly make sure you are logged as administrator:
Right click the drive, click Properties.
Click the Security tab.
Click the Advanced button (not the Edit button).
Click the Owner tab.
Click the Edit button.
Highlight your username.
Check the box for Replace owner on subcontainers and objects.
Click OK to close each dialog until it begins applying permissions.
If you get any errors, click Continue.
When done, close the Properties dialog. It must be closed and re-opened.
Right click the drive, click Properties.
Click the Security tab.
Click the Advanced button (not the Edit button).
Click the Permissions tab.
Click the Change Permissions button.

Best of luck.

KY_WD
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