Question Write protected USB - The Disk Is Write Protected -

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long story short, i can't format my 16 Kingstone USB(The Disk Is Write Protected). and the files on it are corrupted.
There's no physical lock switch.
list of methods i've tried:
1-CMD (DiskPart)
2- Registry(StorageDevicePolices)
3-third-party apps(Easeuse)

is it permanently damaged?
 
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long story short, i can't format my 16 Kingstone USB(The Disk Is Write Protected). and the files on it are corrupted.
There's no physical lock switch.
list of methods i've tried:
1-CMD (DiskPart)
2- Registry(StorageDevicePolices)
3-third-party apps(Easeuse)

is it permanently damaged?
No it's write protected.... The data is secure.

To remove the write protection, simply open your Start menu, and click on Run. Type in regedit and press Enter. This will open the registry editor. Double-click the WriteProtect key located in the right side pane and set the value to 0.
 
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No it's write protected.... The data is secure.

To remove the write protection, simply open your Start menu, and click on Run. Type in regedit and press Enter. This will open the registry editor. Double-click the WriteProtect key located in the right side pane and set the value to 0.
already tried that and still wouldn't work
 
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You have the following options:

1 °) Use this program to format developed by kingston itself: https://www.filehorse.com/download-kingston-format-utility/

ftp download> https://www.kingston.com/br/support/technical/downloads/111247

ftp download> https://www.hyperxgaming.com/poland/us/support/technical/downloads?product=dthx30&filename=kingston_format_utility



2 °) Try these two programs, they work in 90% of cases.

Formatter Silicon Power

Urescue
 
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You have the following options:

1 °) Use this program to format developed by kingston itself: https://www.filehorse.com/download-kingston-format-utility/

ftp download> https://www.kingston.com/br/support/technical/downloads/111247

ftp download> https://www.hyperxgaming.com/poland/us/support/technical/downloads?product=dthx30&filename=kingston_format_utility



2 °) Try these two programs, they work in 90% of cases.

Formatter Silicon Power

Urescue
none of them worked :(
appreciate the effort though.
 
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I used to have this problem with write protected usb before. Unfortunately, I have never solved it. Lost like 2GB personal data (photos and videos) cause of that. In the end I just bought a new one and moved on.
 
The USB disk is defective
If it's a true Kingston get a hold of the company.... They have been quite kind to me in the past and I'msre they would have no issues helping you cover the data and drive if the drive is possible to save. The last time I had a issue similar to this I explained to them in daletail what was happening they recovered all data free of charge, and sent me a replacement ssd.
 

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