how do i take off my write protection off my pny usb 2.0

guy on xbox360

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hello,
i have a 32 gb pny usb 2.0. i used it in my xbox 360 but when i went back to use it the next day it said it was write protected. how do i take this off? i really need to use it and i have a windows 7 pc. so please no mac instructions.
 

guy on xbox360

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i did to check to see if anything was and i can't even open it up without saying write portection
 

DrDukeNukem20

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Try this then .Connect the USB to your PC and then go to my computer and right click on the USB icon and click on format, Format to NTFS or FAT32 tick the box that says "Quick format" press Okay and you will be able to use the USB as normal.
 

guy on xbox360

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i did that and it says write protected when i click on start and i tried both ntfs and fat32 should i try and change the kilobyte?
 

DrDukeNukem20

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I would, try it.
 

guy on xbox360

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that didn't work. well i bet you don't have any other way of trying to fix it but thank you.
 

DrDukeNukem20

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I out of ideas. Sorry :(.
 

brooksaaron

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Hi all,

I had the exact same problems with the exact same potential solutions that never worked for me. I found a utility tonight that fixed my 32GB PNY usb drive. It's called RecoverTool_V2.00.28_L0920.

I had probably read at least 40 forums with the same problems and this was finally the fix. It allowed me to disable write protection and format the PNY drive and start over. I did lose all data but I didn't need it. I just wanted to use it. Good luck!
 

needaFIX

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Robiett2 had the answer. I tried it and it worked for my write protected pny 64G
http://www.pny.com.tw/index.php?cls=2&mode=download
It downloads a tool that is archived (.rar). My windows 8 PC knew how to unzip it but mw windows 7 pc did not. So you may have to get a unarchiver for RAR files.



 

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