Memory stick copy problem

Posted on 2009-12-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I have problem to copy any file from PC to flash memory massage appear write protect ,but its Ok from Flash memory into Pc.
I check their not program in usb or pc to do that protection and same memory I try with anther PC it work perfect copy in both direction.

ur advise
Question by:miziri
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    Check if the usb stick has a lock button. Other solution is to format it.
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    by:Khalid Mehmood Awan
    imadimad is 99.9% correct.   Thats the only issue left...

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    Same USB stick in other PC working OK.
    and for u info this usb stick do not have lock.

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    Your PC which is not able to access the USB stick is probably infected. There are 1000's of viruses / malware out there causing such issues. They propogate through the Autorun feature of flash drives.

    The other PC not having problem has probably autorun turned off. On the Clean PC, enable "show hidden files and folders" & "show System files" by going to Control Panel >> Folder options >> View Tab.

    Plug the USB drive, look for autorun.inf files in it along with .exe files. Delete those files.

    Scan the Infected Pc with Malware. Plenty of Articles on Experts Exchange on Malware. Refer to those-


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    Very good
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    by:Khalid Mehmood Awan
    1. take backup of all files on Flash to some secure location
    2. Format it from the PC where the problem is occuring.
    3. Retry copying files TO flash ;-)

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