USB Thumb drive write protected

  • I have used the LibreELEC USB-SD Creator on a couple of thumb drives. Now I want to use these for another purpose. I can't remove the LibreELEC boot partition using the Windows 10 Disk Manager. I then tried the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool and it gives a "Device media is write-protected" error. I remember using this tool successfully in the past. Any ideas on how to un write-protect the thumb drives or other tool to re-partition. One of the drives is a Sansdisk Cruzer 8GB and the other is some generic brand. BTW they both worked to boot/install LibreELEC. Thanks.


    Jay

  • is there a physical switch on the thumbdrive to switch it to read-only?


  • is there a physical switch on the thumbdrive to switch it to read-only?


    No switch. But I got the drives working by using the free version of EaseUS Partition Master. I just deleted the existing partitions and re-created the ones I wanted. Thanks.


    Jay

  • One thing should be mentioned that LibreELEC USB-SD Creator should not be running when some other program is using the device. This is because Creator is refreshing devices every few seconds.

    Done giving support here because of last events.