Windows 10: How to write-protect USB pen?

  1.    12 May 2017 #1

    How to write-protect USB pen?


    Hi.
    I'd like to write protect my usb pen drive (Kingston DataTraveler 2.0) but it has got no hardware switch. Is there any way to w/protect it via Windows 10 software?

    Thank you!
    Joe
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  2.    12 May 2017 #2
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  3.    12 May 2017 #3

    EdTittel said: View Post
    Thanks for feedback Ed. Let me explain: every time I connect my usb pen to my TV, something changes and when I connect it back to my pc, an error is raised. I'd like to be sure my TV doesn't write on my pen anymore. I'll try.
    Thanks.
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  4.    13 May 2017 #4

    I get an error message when using my thumb drive on my Raspberry Pi's (Linux), then plugging them into my Windows PC. I'm transferring files via sneaker net so write protecting isn't going to work for me. I just ignore the error message and carry on. Even though it says something is wrong with the drive its still usable, it's just a small annoyance for me.
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  5.    13 May 2017 #5

    JoeMcLutz said: View Post
    Thanks for feedback Ed. Let me explain: every time I connect my usb pen to my TV, something changes and when I connect it back to my pc, an error is raised. I'd like to be sure my TV doesn't write on my pen anymore. I'll try.
    Thanks.
    Write protecting drive using Windows only works for Windows usage. TVs etc probably use a proprietary OS or a form of linux etc.. No software based protection will stop them making changes.
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  6.    13 May 2017 #6

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    I get an error message when using my thumb drive on my Raspberry Pi's (Linux), then plugging them into my Windows PC. I'm transferring files via sneaker net so write protecting isn't going to work for me. I just ignore the error message and carry on. Even though it says something is wrong with the drive its still usable, it's just a small annoyance for me.
    Yes: I think you're right. I'd do less effort just ignoring it. Thanks.
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  7.    13 May 2017 #7

    cereberus said: View Post
    Write protecting drive using Windows only works for Windows usage. TVs etc probably use a proprietary OS or a form of linux etc.. No software based protection will stop them making changes.
    After all, I think it would go like this so... Let's just ignore it. Thank you.
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  •    15 May 2017 #8

    FWIW, I had the same issues on a USB Flash Drive I plugged into my Asus WAP/router. Sometimes, ignoring trouble is better than shooting it!
    Best wishes,
    --Ed--
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  •    16 May 2017 #9

    EdTittel said: View Post
    FWIW, I had the same issues on a USB Flash Drive I plugged into my Asus WAP/router. Sometimes, ignoring trouble is better than shooting it!
    Best wishes,
    --Ed--
    I agree: sometimes it's not worth the pain.
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