ras garvey

How can I “unlock” my write protected pendrive?

17 Jul 2010
17 Jul 2010 | |

Ihave a Kingston pendrive. Whenever I insert it into the USB slot in my PC there is a message that the removable disk is write protected and that I should remove the write protection or use another disk. What makes this annoying the most is that I can’t format the pendrive, neither can I delete any file from the disk or add to its contents.

I have followed the instructions on many forums but to no avail. I think there is a 0kb file named protector on the pendrive and I surely believe that is the cause of these problems, but all efforts to delete it have proved futile.