"What can I do that my flash drive won’t format because it is write protected? I received a message that the disk cannot be written because it is write protected when I attempted to move some data from hard disk to my flash drive, but there is no write-protection switch on the flash drive. I also realized that my flash drive turns to RAW file system, so I tried to format the flash drive, but system said cannot format disk because it is write protected. Please tell me the way to remove write-protection without touching any data on this flash drive."
You have important data on your flash drive but system disables you to open the flash drive because the disk drive has RAW error and needs to be formatted? You need to format your flash drive but system reports flash drive cannot be formatted since it is write protected? If you encounter the problem and want to extract files off the RAW flash drive, you had better stop using your flash drive.
iCare Data Recovery allows you to recover data from RAW flash drive when it won’t format due to write-protection. Usually, you cannot copy files, write files or format a flash drive when it is write protected. Even worse, you cannot open your flash drive when it turned to RAW file system, but iCare Data Recovery provides a safe method to extract files off the flash drive without formatting it. You can insert the flash drive to a computer and follow the guide below to recover data:
Step1. Select a proper scan mode after running the data recovery software.
Step2. Choose the flash drive and wait the software to scan.
Step3. Preview and save the files you need to another storage media.
First of all, you can check if there is write-protection switch on the USB flash drive. If you still failed to format RAW flash drive because system says the disk drive is write protected, you can run Windows built-in Error-checking tool to check and repair bad sectors on the flash drive. Finally, you can also rely on format tool to format flash drive when system cannot complete the format.
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The problem about flash drive won’t format since it is write protected can be caused by many reasons. When you are unable to format your flash drive since system reports the flash drive is write protected, you should stop using the flash drive. Any improper operation might lead data to be erased permanently. iCare Data Recovery enables you to restore files as long as the flash drive is not physically damaged and data is not overwritten.