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Abhi - Latest answer on Mar 19, 2015 09:47AM
Hello,
I have Kingston pen drive . I am unable to delete files in it . When i am trying to delete file the message is displayed " write protection" . please help me on it .. In the pen drive i have only PDF printed file , i want to delete it .
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hello,

there is surely a lock button on the pen and just try to locate it on the pen you should disable it. or else if there isnt that option just try to format it in windows

sks Melney - Jun 18, 2009 11:33AM
Thanks Melney

It is a great tool. It worked for me. Thanks for the information.
Malkiat singh mani Melney - Jul 11, 2009 08:05AM
Good job man
Thanks buddy the adress of software u given is realy working..


Thanks:-
Malkiat singh
rencciee REKHA - Mar 24, 2009 09:46PM
thanks a lot...i have the same problem to format my pen drive that write protected..i use the link given here..it works thanks again
rajveer- Jun 12, 2009 12:03PM
Thank's Bro U r great
Dhinesh- Nov 8, 2012 06:07AM
im downloading it...wish it works.....
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- Start > Run > type 'regedit' (without the speachmarks) > Enter
- Single-click on 'My Computer' > File > Export > save it to the Desktop (Always best to have a backup!!)
- Go to the following:
My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Curre... olicies
*There seems to be some spaces here in 'StorageDevicePolicies' in the text above, there shouldn't be, OK*
- Double click on the string 'WriteProtect' and change the 'Value Data' box to '0'
- Then: File > Export > save somewhere useful as something like 'StorageDevicePolicies001.reg'
- You also need to do this for the strings in any folders called 'ControlSet***' (* = any Digit, i.e. 001, 002) - for example: Everything is the same, just change 'CurrentControlSet' to 'ControlSet***'
My Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Contr... ies
*There seems to be some spaces here in 'StorageDevicePolicies' in the text above, there shouldn't be, OK*
- Save these to the same place as before as 'StorageDevicePolicies00*'

The saves are in case it reverts at a later date, just double click (saying 'yes' to importing these to the registry) on all of the files and it will all work again!....
ok dude try it i found it.... ...****

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omprakash- Aug 6, 2014 08:51AM
its good the very effective, i just unlock my croma 4gb pen drive
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omprakash- Aug 6, 2014 08:51AM
thanks a lot buddy...
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waseem- Nov 29, 2014 11:08AM
Not working for me
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THR- Feb 19, 2015 03:02AM
Yes guys. This tool works just perfect. Go for it. Worked just fine on my Kingston 8GB
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Michael- Mar 19, 2015 09:47AM
10x Bro! It works perfect!
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i have a 2gb pan drive how can we remove the write protect option my pan drive plz reply me . Thanks

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Hi sir,
i have a big problem, How to delete write protected files from pen i have very big problam plz help me sir,
regards
syam

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Hello,

I have Kingston pen drive . I am unable to delete files in it . When i am trying to delete file the message is displayed " write protection" . please help me on it .. In the pen drive i have only PDF printed file , i want to delete it .

tushki- Dec 2, 2008 04:42AM
I HAVE KINGSTON PEN DRIVE 32GB. IN MY PEN THERE IS A RIGHT PROTECTED DOC . PLZ LET ME KNOW HOW TO DELETE IT
rams- Dec 10, 2008 11:24AM
I am having 4gb transcend pendrive...
when i am format that pen drive, it will not format,
because it having protected data.. so please give me suggestions for how to format...
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i have 8 gb pen drive and when i tried to format it it says that it is write protected and cannot format it. please reply me.

Mahesh.d.jaya- Jan 2, 2009 03:11AM
how to use that tool? In my PC iT saying "USB Flash Disk not found" only please help me. Thanks--
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Click On The Files Go To Properties Turn Read Only Of Apply Restart Pc (Rccomended) After Start Up Go Back To The Files And Delete Them Post All Comments To Email Id removed for security

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Hello,

I have Kingston 32GB pen drive . I am unable to delete files in it . When i am trying to delete file the message is displayed " write protection" . I Can't Be Copy/Past Data in Pen Drive, please help me on it .. i want to delete it .

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Thank you. Repair_v2.9.1.1 solved my 2 GB USB Flush Disks problem.

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thnxxx.4 tht toool...its really vry effective

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Hey... The Apacer link is asking for a username password to download the software. Can some1 please post it here if possible.

Would be of immense help....

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you can format your device using ms dos or from window 98 dos prompt

open your device and format it

zt3089- Jan 10, 2009 12:18AM
hi!
i already try to format my usb from write protected using window but still it cant be formated. is there any software that i can use to solve the problem?
rply me..
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I have Kingston 32GB pen drive . I am unable to delete files in it which contains +&-. When i am trying to delete file the message is displayed " Cannot read from source file and disk" . I Cannot Be Copy/Past Data in Pen Drive,but after opening the folder it shows +and - for all folder and o bytes capacity,if it is mp3 or movie i cannot open those files. while installing which you have provided in above link it shows "USB flash disk not found".please help me on it .. i want to delete it and run those movies please please.. .

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Thanks for the post to that USB flash drive formatter - worked great and restored functionality to my pen drive.

I had the write protect issue after I got hit with virus (would put system.exe and autorun.inf on the root of the pen drive). It would continue to write those files to it a few seconds after I deleted it. Anyway, all is well now.

Thanks!!!

rakhmad- Sep 12, 2009 12:11PM
how solution for my kingston 4 giga flash drive which write protected?
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There is a lock, it is usually very small.You have to shift the lock into the right place and insert into your computer .Now you should be able to delete it.

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you could remove it from your comp. then back in your comp. if that fails restart your comp. its a lil frustrating but it worked for me. hope this helps

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i have asolution fo this...u can format it by a utility then write protection error is not show...7 your pen drive working properly....copy this link to address bar "" http://www.box.net/shared/9hgp81ndgs ""


manneo

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Dear starsailors


it is important to be a good reader don't just read for fun, read to understand and learn to answer what you are asked for,
according to my understanding the writer was trying to say his/her pendrive doesn't want to delete files that means he/she is able to open the pendrive, but the main fact is that the pendrive doesn't want to delete those files, remember when a pendrive is right protected you cant be able to get inside of it unless if you are from another planet,so that means the pen drive has virus on it and need to be scanned by an updated anti-virus so,remember when you scan your pendrive it might happen that you can loose the whole data that is in pendrive, next time be careful on downloading from internet.

Noobsaibot73- Feb 27, 2009 07:07AM
What are you saying that the problem is a simple virus???? It's clear enough that you donĀ“t know how a encryption program works.

Many USB flash memories, like a few HP models or most of Memorex usb memories, have a built-in program called "Vault" which provides strong encryption (blowfish 256 bits which is able to resist even brute-force attacks), a password set with that programs ensures that you won't be able to write in the flash memory unless you have the key.

The whole usb memory is locked and its attributes changed to "read only", so no write possibilities.

This program has an automatic start up application, which tries to reproduce the content of the USB memory, in this case this "utilities" are useless (as the antivirus).

Try to explain again that this is a virus problem....
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