read only flash drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lmcintyre, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. lmcintyre macrumors regular

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    I have a thumb drive that somehow got set to read only. Does anyone know how to fix this so I can read/write?
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    What type of thumb drive and did you use it with another machine?
    Are you able to write to it on another computer?


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  3. lmcintyre thread starter macrumors regular

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    its a pny attache. Tried a few different machines both Pc's and Mac's none of them let me write to it.
     
  4. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    ^Does it have a lock button on it or something of that nature?
    Check the manual that came along with it.


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  5. lmcintyre thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea, it has a lock button but it is set to unlock. I tried setting it to lock and then to unlock again and it didn't help.
     
  6. lamina macrumors 68000

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    Dumb question... Have you tried reformatting it?
     
  7. lmcintyre thread starter macrumors regular

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    yep, I tried that and it says "insufficient privileges"
     

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