Format Write protected USB Drive

  Eslam Salah 14:22 13 Nov 2013

I have an 8 GB USB Flash Memory ( Kingstone-DataTraveller 111) , it was working fine

until one day I was trying to delete some files from it , but it didn't allow me to delete or

move any file or copy any file to it and said it is write protected , Tried to format with no

hope , still write protected

I tried the following methods to disable the protection or format but also didn't solve the


1- Check the storagedevicepolicies in the regedit and make sure the write protect value is

0 and it was already 0

2- Diskpart from Cmd to clear the readonly attributes from the usb drive

3- Several formatting softwares

4- Format using Win XP , Mac Apple OS ( My pc is win 8 enterprise )

5- Disk Management , partition assistant software

6- Boot into safe mode and trying to format

7- Almost every method on internet

  • the usb drive doesn't have a switch to lock or protect anything

  • All files on the drive is healthy and working fine and can be copied

  • need to mention that the usb was often used in a Radio set with USB option

so I need help to format the USB drive or diable the write protection

thanks in advance :)

  bumpkin 15:54 13 Nov 2013

If it is that much trouble why not just use a new one.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:54 13 Nov 2013

Restore is suppose to low level format write protected pny drives and restore to normal, means of course you loose all data on drive.

  Eslam Salah 16:57 13 Nov 2013

Thanks Fruit Bat Very very much , It worked like a charm and the USB is now free and healthy as new

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