Background: I dual-boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7
I recently bought a new Sandisk SecureAccess 32GB flashdrive and was trying to backup some stuff on it from my Ubuntu partition, and while trying to copy over a file, I closed the Files window and the copying stopped. When I tried to copy over again, it said the drive is write protected, and I can't delete the old incomplete file nor copy over anything.
- I tried to use Gparted, but it failed and said that the drive is write protected.
- I followed this tutorial and neither method worked. I
- I tried the selected answer for this question, and that didn't work either
- Then I tried the answer from this question. I rebooted into Win7 and tried using the tool, and that didn't work. So I tried the long way posted, and thats where things got interesting. According to Diskpart:
DISKPART> lis dis
Disk ### Status Size Free
Disk 0 Online 698 GB 1024 KB
Disk 1 Online 28 GB 0 B
Apparently the 0B is for the flashdrive, and denotes it's full. continuing the tutorial,
det dis returns:
DISKPART> det dis SanDisk Ultra USB Device Disk ID: 00000000 Type : USB Status : Online Path : 0 Target : 0 LUN ID : 0 Location Path : UNAVAILABLE Current Read-only State : Yes Read-only : No Boot Disk : No Pagefile Disk : No Hibernation File Disk : No Crashdump Disk : No Clustered Disk : No Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- -------- Volume 3 E FAT32 Removable 28 GB Healthy
So my flashdrive is neither set to be readonly but it is currently in a readonly state. Using Windows Explorer on Win7, it says my drive used 344MB and has 28.6 GB free. Has anyone ever encountered this issue? If so, how did you fix it? or is my drive bricked?
PS. Sorry about formatting, I'm still trying to get the hang of it.