Ubuntu: How to format a USB stick who have write protection error



Question:

I have a USB stick wich suddenly, when I was copying some files gave me a write protection error. Since then I can use it only to read files, not to write(but in Ubuntu it works to create a new file and folder but I can't delete it), and I can't format it, if I tried it show some errors like that:

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I use Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7, have anyone any idea how I can make it work?


Solution:1

Check The USB Drive For Viruses and USB Drive Body, Viruses may fill your USB drive with nonsense files and this can make your USB drive respond with the Write Protected error. And Some USB flash drives have a mechanical switch on them that puts them into Write Protect mode. If this is the situation, then simply move the switch to the unlocked position and try to copy files again. It should work now.

Make Sure the Flash Drive Isn’t Full, If your USB stick is full, you may also get the Write Protect error message. Find your USB Drive, right-click on it and select Properties. This will give you the nice pie chart display of the Used and Free space available on your USB Stick.

Remove Write Protection for your USB: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/format-write-protected-usb-flash-drive/


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