Last updated on May 10, 2020
Flash drive won't delete files troubles and sometimes it won't be deleted even after reformatting the usb flash drive or usb disk. It seemed nothing could be done to it just like it draw some kind of magic to get it protected from any change. Wired?
There are several situations that files or folders are unable to be deleted on a USB flash memory stick.
You need to turn off its write protection button if it was set to on protection mode that shows in the above photo.
You may use diskpart to get the readonly property removed with the above steps.
When there is one single file that was set to read-only mode, you won't be able to delete folder which includes this read-only file, neither it will fail to format the flash drive.
When the memory stick is damaged logically, mostly it could be repaired when it is only with bad blocks. You may try the following method to get it fixed.
1, Repair it with cmd diskpart
Type "chkdsk /X /f USB drive letter", for example "chkdsk /X /f H", when H is the drive letter of your flash stick.
2, Repair damaged flash drive by Windows error-checking tool.
How to open it? => 'This PC' -> 'Right click flash drive' -> 'Properties'
Some users may want to reformat their storage media by formatting it, however formatting is not permanently erasing and files could be retrieved after formatting flash drive.
You may use the following erase tools to get files permanently deleted.
1. IM-Magic Partition Resizer Free
It is a free partition tool, which has the function of wiping disk. This freeware supports to wipe USB disk so that you can use it to clean USB flash drive and make all data unrecoverable.
And then assign a level of wiping method.
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