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Solved Usb flash drive says write protected

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Zariouhx, Jun 4, 2019.

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  1. Zariouhx

    Zariouhx Thread Starter

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    Hi , I have an otg usb , it has a virus , when I put files on it they become as shortcuts, so i tried to format it ,but it says that it's "write protected", but when i check it using CMD and the diskpart commands, I shows that the "write readonly" option is turned off, Is there anyway I can still fix it?
     
  2. plodr

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    otg is an On The Go cable. It can't get a virus because it is a simple connection wire to add a USB device port to a device with a microUSB port.

    I assume you mean you have a USB stick plugged into an otg cable and the stick might have a virus on it. What is the brand, model and size of the USB stick? Is it formatted FAT32?

    From what device are you placing the files onto the USB stick?

    What device are you using the CMD to check the USB device?
     
  3. Zariouhx

    Zariouhx Thread Starter

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    Hi, Thanks for replying, yes It's a 32GB USB flash drive with dual ports (Usb and micro usb) , as for the name or brand I can't find any information about them and I don't know how, I think I had it formatted as NTFS before it got the virus.
    As for the the device it's a computer,and again thank you for your time :)
     
  4. Zariouhx

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    As for the name all I could find is this : Generic flash disk 8.07, I don't even know if it's a name.
     
  5. plodr

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    It is something like this?
    USB-microUSB.jpg

    I own a SanDisk, like above. It's called an Ultra Dual USB. It is 32 GB and formatted FAT32. That was how it came out of the package.
    If you formatted it as NTFS, that could be the problem. Android doesn't do well with the NTFS file system.

    What is the brand and model of the phone?
    What OS is on the PC?

    Does it look like any of these devices?
    https://customusb.manufacturer.glob...3521/33973/Smartphone-OTG-USB-flash-drive.htm

    Looking over threads, I found this advice from someone representing Kingston:
    If the drive is showing to be in a Read-Only state but is not marked as Read-Only. That typically means there is something preventing Windows from writing to it. If you have not already, try it on another computer with a different operating system to see if that makes any difference.

    It helped someone in a 3 page thread whose USB stick was read only and nothing else worked like editing registry, diskpart, unable to format, etc.
     
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  6. Zariouhx

    Zariouhx Thread Starter

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    Hi, I was able to fix it using a software called "Alcor MP" I think the software does the same job as when your trying to flash firmwares on mobile phones but in a different way.

    Thank you so much for your help.
     
  7. plodr

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    I really didn't help. You found the software.

    I'd suggest formatting the dual port USB device to FAT32 if it isn't.
     
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