How do I un-write protect

  1. retrocircles

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    When plugging in my USB storage device, I click on my data & I get the following message...

    "This disk cannot be written to because it is write protected. Please remove the write protection from the volume GIGGLEBYTE in the drive \Device\Harddisk5\DR15."

    Help!
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    Re: How do I un-write protect a USB storage device

    What brand of flash drive are using?

    Does it have a write protect switch on the drive?

    Are you using any bundled software that came with the drive, or that you downloaded such as Microsoft USB Flash Drive Manager ?
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    Re: How do I un-write protect a USB storage device

    I did a scan of the USB drive using AVG Free, nothing was found.

    It's a Mimobot flash drive.

    It doesn't have a write protect switch.

    I'm not using any software, just opening the contents in My Computer.

    I hope that helps!
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    Re: How do I un-write protect a USB storage device

    The Mimobot website is very uninformative, there is no tech support area that I can see / find.

    It looks more like a toyshop than a serious flash drive maker like Transcend.

    Save the data you have on it to your harddrive, and think about getting a different brand of flash drive...
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    Re: How do I un-write protect a USB storage device

    literally just about to make the switch onto a real (& very boring!) usb storage device, and my pc just had the blue screen of death (see my post in operating systems!). lost everything. i think this usb was the cause, as it's happened to all 3 computers in my home.

    :(
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    Re: How do I un-write protect a USB storage device

    Hello.

    Do you require further assistance?

    Or is your thread resolved/fixed/answered?

    Please post back if you still require further help.

    JB.
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    Re: How do I un-write protect a USB storage d


    please me too
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    Re: How do I un-write protect a USB storage d

    Nick: Sir need further assistance cause my USB also write-protected.thank u.
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