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Old March 12th 18, 09:18 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Ferman
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Default USB Write protected

I have a Win XP pro PC and a Win 7 Pro PC.

Sometimes when using my SanDisk Ultra USB3 128G flash drive it says it
is write protected.
I do not do this !

Why and how does this happen ?

I cannot figure out how to un-writeprotect it in the Win XP pro PC.

THERE IS NOT MECHANICAL SWITCH on the flash!

But if I put it in the Win 7 Pro PC and do a quick TOOLS/ERROR-CHECKING
check it will take the write protect off and I can then again use it in
Win XP Pro.

How do I do this in Win XP Pro without have to lug my Win 7 Pro desktop
around with me when I travel ?

I have other flash drives and this never happens on them.
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Old March 12th 18, 09:37 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Good Guy[_2_]
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Default USB Write protected

On 12/03/2018 21:18, Ferman wrote:
I have a Win XP pro PC and a Win 7 Pro PC.

Sometimes when using my SanDisk Ultra USB3 128G flash drive it says it
is write protected.
I do not do this !

Why and how does this happen ?

I cannot figure out how to un-writeprotect it in the Win XP pro PC.

THERE IS NOT MECHANICAL SWITCH on the flash!

But if I put it in the Win 7 Pro PC and do a quick
TOOLS/ERROR-CHECKING check it will take the write protect off and I
can then again use it in Win XP Pro.

How do I do this in Win XP Pro without have to lug my Win 7 Pro
desktop around with me when I travel ?

I have other flash drives and this never happens on them.



Is that you Fred? Long time no see!!!.

I suggest reformat the Flash drive on your XP machine as NTFS and this
will solve the problem (DON'T USE WIN7 TO FORMAT IT You want XP to
format it so that it is recognised on XP as well as Win7 and above.). I
suspect there is something wrong with the file system because Flash
Drives are very difficult to Write-Protect if at all possible.

Make sure you have copied all your DATA from the Flash Drive before
formatting it. Formats always deletes data; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

FAT file system is recognised by all systems but with 128GB it is not
the best way to handle it, let alone being USB3 that XP may or may not
be able to deal with. XP machine must be very old using USB version
1.0 or 1.1

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Defender software.
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Old March 12th 18, 10:31 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Big Al[_5_]
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Default USB Write protected

On 03/12/2018 05:18 PM, Ferman wrote:
I have a Win XP pro PC and a Win 7 Pro PC.

Sometimes when using my SanDisk Ultra USB3 128G flash drive it says it
is write protected.
I do not do this !

Why and how does this happen ?

I cannot figure out how to un-writeprotect it in the Win XP pro PC.

THERE IS NOT MECHANICAL SWITCH on the flash!

But if I put it in the Win 7 Pro PC and do a quick TOOLS/ERROR-CHECKING
check it will take the write protect off and I can then again use it in
Win XP Pro.

How do I do this in Win XP Pro without have to lug my Win 7 Pro desktop
around with me when I travel ?

I have other flash drives and this never happens on them.

Could be the user that made the files on machine A is not the same as
machine B. I have a lot of issues when moving usb hd's around from
machine to machine. I may have done as Good Guy suggested but I don't
have XP, all Win10. So maybe I've skirted the issue that way.

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Old March 13th 18, 12:47 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
VanguardLH[_2_]
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Default USB Write protected

Ferman wrote:

NOTE: OP's use of two newlines to separate sentences (making
indistinguishable any paragraphs) were replaced with a single space.

I have a Win XP pro PC and a Win 7 Pro PC. Sometimes when using my
SanDisk Ultra USB3 128G flash drive it says it is write protected. I
do not do this ! I cannot figure out how to un-writeprotect it in the
Win XP pro PC. THERE IS NOT MECHANICAL SWITCH on the flash! But if I
put it in the Win 7 Pro PC and do a quick TOOLS/ERROR-CHECKING check
it will take the write protect off and I can then again use it in Win
XP Pro. How do I do this in Win XP Pro without have to lug my Win 7
Pro desktop around with me when I travel ? I have other flash drives
and this never happens on them.


See if the following works:
https://www.isumsoft.com/computer/re...gedit-exe.html

Also try reformatting the USB drive. If the drive is inaccessible
(reporting it is write protected), you will need to use a 3rd party
formatting tool (e.g., Easeus Partition Master Free).

I'm not sure how permissions could be a problem even when using NTFS.
Permisions are enforced by the instance of Windows under which they were
defined, so they are unknown to another instance of Windows. If you
have the USB drive formatted using NTFS, reformat using FAT32 which has
no attributes in its file records regarding permissions.
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Old March 13th 18, 06:41 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
Paul[_32_]
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Default USB Write protected

Ferman wrote:
I have a Win XP pro PC and a Win 7 Pro PC.

Sometimes when using my SanDisk Ultra USB3 128G flash drive it says it
is write protected.
I do not do this !

Why and how does this happen ?

I cannot figure out how to un-writeprotect it in the Win XP pro PC.

THERE IS NOT MECHANICAL SWITCH on the flash!

But if I put it in the Win 7 Pro PC and do a quick TOOLS/ERROR-CHECKING
check it will take the write protect off and I can then again use it in
Win XP Pro.

How do I do this in Win XP Pro without have to lug my Win 7 Pro desktop
around with me when I travel ?

I have other flash drives and this never happens on them.


https://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/d...b-flash-drives

They say to test the stick on another computer, to tell if
it's a drive issue or a registry issue. If the stick
remains write-protected on all computers, the stick
itself is defective.

Otherwise, hunt down a registry recipe. Or "blame that computer".

Some flash storage devices, have features as a part of their
"standard". For example, must people neither know nor care
that SD stands for "Secure Digital" and there is a whole
feature set related to security. Such a feature can
inadvertently prevent usage of the device, even when
the user has no interest in security at all. For example,
my digital camera uses such a device, and some day, it
might just stop writing, for no good reason.

This is also why, when asking questions about devices,
you need to know what kind of storage device it is,
to recollect whether it has "security overhang" and
the potential for failures that prevent access. Take
for example, an FDE hard drive, where in the blink of
an eye, the entire drive is filled with "noise" because
the crypto polynomial was wiped.

You should never buy storage devices with security
features you don't need. Tell the manufacturers what
you want, by buying the ones without security, if
it is possible to do that. If you have a HIPAA requirement
for work, that will dictate what kind of drives (or
handling procedures) are "legal" to use for you :-)

Paul
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Old March 13th 18, 06:31 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Mike Easter
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Default USB Write protected

Ferman wrote:
Sometimes when using my SanDisk Ultra USB3 128G flash drive it says it
is write protected.
I do not do this !

/sNip/

But if I put it in the Win 7 Pro PC and do a quick TOOLS/ERROR-CHECKING
check it will take the write protect off and I can then again use it in
Win XP Pro.


SanDisk says that if an error occurs, it throws the write protected alert.

They also have some advice for checking the USB for failure causes.
They also give instructions for how to RMA in the case of failures under
warranty, which that Ultra likely is.

SanDisk also recommends reformatting problem USBs.

https://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/d...b-flash-drives
How do I fix a Write Protect error?

https://kb.sandisk.com/app/rmaform Online Return Material
Authorization(RMA) Request


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Old March 15th 18, 06:13 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Ferman
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Default USB Write protected

SanDisk statement is WRONG.

As I said, if I do the disk check in a win 7 pc the write protect goes
away ! The USB flash drive is then fully functional... until the next time.




Mike Easter wrote:
Ferman wrote:
Sometimes when using my SanDisk Ultra USB3 128G flash drive it says it
is write protected.
I do not do this !

/sNip/

But if I put it in the Win 7 Pro PC and do a quick
TOOLS/ERROR-CHECKING check it will take the write protect off and I
can then again use it in Win XP Pro.


SanDisk says that if an error occurs, it throws the write protected alert.

They also have some advice for checking the USB for failure causes. They
also give instructions for how to RMA in the case of failures under
warranty, which that Ultra likely is.

SanDisk also recommends reformatting problem USBs.

https://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/d...b-flash-drives
¬*How do I fix a Write Protect error?

https://kb.sandisk.com/app/rmaform¬* Online Return Material
Authorization(RMA) Request



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Old March 17th 18, 07:36 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
tesla sTinker
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Default USB Write protected

Is your xp set for 32 bit. And the win 7 to 64 bit. ???
For i have had the same problem. Never could get a why out of it.
Except this. One will set the other as write protect. Well, my blue
tooth stereo turns itself on but that is not possible. Something in
the room sends radio signal when I did not touch nothing to do so with.
I can only believe it is a microsoft. They are such ass holes.
write protect is not possible in a flash drive, but on a chip yes. I
have a multi chip reader. If its not san disk, its another kind, but
they all do it. CAUTION, once it erased all of itself all by itself.
And that, was a real ****er. For I did not not back up what I had on
it. All software has a way to program it in windows 7 before you set it
up on its machine. Its under the right click properties tab. Go in
download folder, and try it on a downloaded software that you have
downloaded. Once you open the properties window, click the
compatibility tab. Then read all the choices of op systems you have
to run it under. In the drop down menu. Now you get my drift of why
it is happening. It may be reset to a 32 bit verses the 64 bit. And
that, will certainly make it screw up.

On 3/12/2018 2:18 PM, Ferman scribbled:
I have a Win XP pro PC and a Win 7 Pro PC.

Sometimes when using my SanDisk Ultra USB3 128G flash drive it says it
is write protected.
I do not do this !

Why and how does this happen ?

I cannot figure out how to un-writeprotect it in the Win XP pro PC.

THERE IS NOT MECHANICAL SWITCH on the flash!

But if I put it in the Win 7 Pro PC and do a quick TOOLS/ERROR-CHECKING
check it will take the write protect off and I can then again use it in
Win XP Pro.

How do I do this in Win XP Pro without have to lug my Win 7 Pro desktop
around with me when I travel ?

I have other flash drives and this never happens on them.

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Old March 17th 18, 08:02 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
tesla sTinker
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Default USB Write protected

there is one other thing. If your with administrator privilages on w7,
and on xp
on a differ administrator privileges, his may trigger a write protect
if your trying to use a differ file then the one that wrote it. Of
course this can also happen.

On 3/12/2018 2:18 PM, Ferman scribbled:
I have a Win XP pro PC and a Win 7 Pro PC.

Sometimes when using my SanDisk Ultra USB3 128G flash drive it says it
is write protected.
I do not do this !

Why and how does this happen ?

I cannot figure out how to un-writeprotect it in the Win XP pro PC.

THERE IS NOT MECHANICAL SWITCH on the flash!

But if I put it in the Win 7 Pro PC and do a quick TOOLS/ERROR-CHECKING
check it will take the write protect off and I can then again use it in
Win XP Pro.

How do I do this in Win XP Pro without have to lug my Win 7 Pro desktop
around with me when I travel ?

I have other flash drives and this never happens on them.

 




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