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Flash Drive ReadOnly, file/directory is corrupted and unread

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  1. AlphaWiz

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    I have a 1TB Flash drive that currently has the "file/directory is corrupted and unreadable" error. I have used the chkdsk command but to no avail due to "read-only" status on my flash drive.

    When I tried using diskpart to remove the read-only attribute on my flash drive, the "current read-only state" value still persists as "yes" (I also have changed the WriteProtection on regedit to 0).

    I looked on the internet and used the AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition in hope to change the "current read-only state" to "no", but the AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition identifies the Flash Drive as Offline (maybe because of the problem with "file/directory is corrupted and unreadable" and I have checked that the disk is "online" on diskpart)

    To change from RAW format to NTFS, I need to format it (I don't care about the data inside), but I can't format it because of "Current read-only state". How can I fix this (where do I start from? The error on its read-only or the error on its corrupted file directory?)

    TL;DR
    My Flash drive is corrupted, and to fix it I used chkdsk, which is blocked due to its read-only attribute. And when changing the read-only attribute, the Flash Drive is not "Online" based on AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition which I am guessing because of the corrupt file directory (a loophole?) aomei.JPG Capture.JPG detail disk.JPG diskmgmt.JPG error.JPG

    What should I do?
    The brand of the flash drive is unknown
    Memory size: 1 TB (976 GB RAW)
    Type: exFAT (based on diskpart)
    No partitions on Flash Drive (based on Disk Management)
    Partition Style is MBR (Master Boot Record)
     
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    Sounds like a faulty drive. Regardless of media status, the drive should be recognized and provide name/specs.
     
  3. AlphaWiz

    AlphaWiz Thread Starter

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    What should I do then if a drive is faulty?

    Thank you for answering, by the way.
     
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    Is that Usb drive a cheap one from Ebay ? What did it cost ?

    I'm asking because there are many fake Usb sticks around, they show as having a large capacity but they are actually much smaller and become faulty.
     
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