Write Protected

  fabrica 17:25 02 Apr 2008

I am transfering files to a new computer, and have used a 4GB USB Flash Memory Stick. Now I need to delete some Video files from the memory stick I get the message 'Write protected - remove write protection' How do I remove write protection and delete files , so I can continue moving files with the memory stick.
Any help please.

  brundle 17:30 02 Apr 2008

Are you attempting to delete them with the drive plugged into the PC the files came from or the PC you transferred them to? Try the former

  Technotiger 17:32 02 Apr 2008

Some sticks had a very small slide-switch in the side - check to see if it is set to protect.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:32 02 Apr 2008

Some sticks have a small switch on the side to "write protect" the files.

  Diemmess 17:32 02 Apr 2008

You haven't accidently moved the write protect switch usually tiny and on the side of the stick........ or have you?

  Technotiger 17:48 02 Apr 2008


  fabrica 18:05 02 Apr 2008

I had not noticed the slide switch on the side,I have now deleted the files.
Thanks to everyone
Kind regards Fabrica

  Technotiger 18:39 02 Apr 2008

Grreat, thanks for the feedback.

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