My Maxell 16GB pendrive has suddenly and inexplicably become 'read only'; I cannot add or delete files, nor can I reformat the disk. I did manage to copy the contents onto the hard drive of my laptop, so losing valuable material is not the real issue here, but I'd like to be able to use the stick again, ideally after reformatting.
I know this is a common problem (and one that can often be fixed) because I've spent the last few days searching everywhere for an answer. There are in fact 7 or 8 solutions given on many websites, and I have tried them all, including changing registry entries, repartitioning the drive, downloading special software, and obviously trying to reformat. But I always get a message that the disk is 'read only. So if someone has had a similar problem, or has come across a solution that isn't commonly known, could they possibly share?