Unable to Copy Files from Data Traveler

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Hi everyone

I have a problem with my Data Traveler. When I try to copy or move a few files from Data Traveler to the laptop, it does not allow me to do so and shows an error 'Write Protected' even though there is no password given.

Please suggest me.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #106967

Unable to Copy Files from Data Traveler

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Hi,

Use an update version of Antivirus to scan your Data Traveler. You active Antivirus may not be able to scan the drive successfully. You should get your Data Traveler scanned before copying anything to a drive.

The Write Protected error has been originated from the Virus. The program running with your Data Traveler is corrupted by Virus. So scanning is essential if there is no technical problem with your Data Traveler.

You can get a backup of your necessary data and format the drive. This will make your Data Traveler alright. If there is a technical problem with your Data Traveler contact a good technician.

I hope you understand it.

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Answered By 5 points N/A #106968

Unable to Copy Files from Data Traveler

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The same thing happened to my flash drive before.I have succeed with this:
Firstly,recover your data off it with flash drive recovery software.

Then you can format it to get it fixed.For data recovery software,I used Tenorshare Data Recovery and it worked. You can search to download it and scan your flash drive for free to preview whether your data can be recovered.

Hope this helps!

Answered By 590495 points N/A #317844

Unable to Copy Files from Data Traveler

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If your USB flash drive is write-protected and you can’t copy files to it, check the side of the drive if it has a switch. If the drive includes a switch, move the switch to remove write-protection on the drive. This should allow you to copy files to the drive.

On the other hand, if the drive doesn’t have a switch on the side like in the case of an external hard drive, one workaround that should remove write-protection is with the “diskpart” command. On your computer, insert or plug the USB flash drive or external hard drive that is write-protected on the USB port.

Next, press the Windows key + R to bring up the “Run” dialog then type without quotes “cmd” then hit Enter to launch an elevated command prompt. On the command prompt window, type without quotes “diskpart” then hit Enter. Next, type without quotes “list disk” then hit Enter.

Next, type without quotes “select disk 0” where “0” is the number of the write-protected USB flash drive or external hard drive then hit Enter. Next, type without quotes “attributes disk clear readonly” then hit Enter. This should disable write-protection on the target drive. When the write-protection removing process is complete, type without quotes “exit” then hit Enter to exit diskpart and then close the command prompt window.

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