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Usb Thumb Drive

by nadeemloonat / February 5, 2014 1:39 AM PST

Hi Guys i seem to be having a problem with my thumb drive, i was copying files and all of a sudden after few files copied fine, i got a message saying the drive is write protected, now i cant copy anything to this drive but i can copy files from it to my computer

your assistance will be highly appreciated

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Too little detail.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2014 1:44 AM PST
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Now before we begin, we never have our last copy on such a thing but the error message can be wrong.

That is, if I fill the top folder with too many items Windows will report write protected.

You bring up a great point or question. Should we expect Windows users to know this? Or has the time come to correct the misleading error messages?
Bob

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incorrect info
by nadeemloonat / February 5, 2014 4:23 AM PST
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i never know that the error message could be wrong, please can you elaborate what you mean by the top folder?

i thank you for your reply

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unplug, then plug back in
by James Denison / February 5, 2014 4:26 AM PST
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sometimes that does the trick. I have an SD card reader that does that, and I pull the card from it, put back in, and suddenly it's writeable again.

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Here's a google on that folder.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2014 4:33 AM PST
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MSFT page on it
by James Denison / February 5, 2014 11:10 AM PST
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