azroach
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Why can't I remove write protection from recovery media USB?

I want to add some important files to the recovery media I received with my laptop, but it is write protected and I can't remove it.

Please help...

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abdelghany
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RE: Why can't I remove write protection from recovery media USB?

if you find thesolution pleas tell me 

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RE: Why can't I remove write protection from recovery media USB?

Hi azroach,

Please provide the model of your Dell and operating system.

Did you search for information on how to do this? I did a quick search and found this article. Did you already try that?

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azroach
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RE: Why can't I remove write protection from recovery media USB?

Inspiron 660 windows 10 pro 64 bit Yeah I tried that article. And everything else in Google too. Searched for hours
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azroach
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RE: Why can't I remove write protection from recovery media USB?

If anything, dell knows how to do this since they made the *** recovery media
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8 Xenon

RE: Why can't I remove write protection from recovery media USB?

Bear in mind that you do this ONLY to use the drive for something else - removing the write protection destroys all data on the drive.  You CANNOT remove the write protection and maintain the integrity of the data on the drive.

Further, given that 16G flash drives cost as little as $5-10 these days, you're better off leaving the recovery drive as is and buying a new drive for use as a storage device (or make your own image backup using True Image, Reflect, etc.).

If you still want to destroy the data on the drive to allow writing,

<<www.techunboxed.com/2014/09/how-to-disable-write-protection-on-dell.htm>>

see there.

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azroach
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RE: Why can't I remove write protection from recovery media USB?

I've already been to that site and exhausted all the methods there. The application they suggest to use if the low level format tool doesn't work doesn't detect my usb
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8 Krypton

RE: Why can't I remove write protection from recovery media USB?

So what exactly is your objective that cannot be solved by simply purchasing another flash drive?

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azroach
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RE: Why can't I remove write protection from recovery media USB?

I'm broke man
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