Can't format my USB Drive write protected

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Pocriste Octavian - Updated by Ambucias on 16/01/17 at 04:57 PM
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- Jan 17, 2017 at 06:34 AM
Hello, my name is Octavian! I tried to format my USB Drive but when I press Ok for formating it says that The disk is write protected! What should I do?



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Updated by KY_WD on 17/01/17 at 06:34 AM
Hello Pocriste Octavian,

Are you logged on the PC as an administrator? If it is so, my advice is to check the View options of the hidden files in folders. Besides the settings in the control panel, you could also try the Windows console called Command prompt. If you haven't tested it, please try the following:
1. Open command prompt
2. Type the following:
attrib -s -h -r X:/*.* / s / d
3.Then hit "Enter" and wait about for some seconds
Be careful! Respect the spaces between words and script. Change the letter X with that has been assigned to the USB device on your PC (that you can see it in My Computer. It can be anything, depends on each computer.)
4. Finally, browse the flash drive and delete the recycle folder and if there is another one called "Autorun" you have to delete that too.

Please, come back to the topic to tell me if that worked.
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