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Format write protected USB Drive using CMD Prompt

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Format A USB drive simply easy and every user can do this by simply Right click and Select format. But sometimes Windows Users face problem this disk is write protected, Can’t format the drive etc. This is because of the USB drive corrupted, have some bed sectors and may be fully infected with virus which protect to format the drive. If you are also suffering with this problem and looking for the way to format write protected USB drive,  you can do this using windows command prompt ( format write protected pendrive using cmd ). Here follow below steps to format Read write protected USB drive using CMD prompt.




How To Format write protected USB

First of all, connect Pen Drive or USB flash drive to your Computer. After connecting, check the letter assigned to the USB flash drive. When I connected the Pen drive to my PC As shown below image my Drive letter is Removable Disk J:

Now open command prompt As administrator to do this click on start menu and type cmd.  As shown bellow screen command prompt desktop app Right click on and Run As Administrator

You can also Right-click on Taskbar click on Task manager. This will open Taskmanager windows now click on file > Run A new Task on create new task windows Type CMD. And click checkbox Create this Task with administrative privileges As shown below image.

Now Windows command prompt will appear on your screen. Type the following command in command prompt and press Enter:
  format /q /x J:




Command Explained

1. Here The the format command, for formate the drive

2. The q parameter stands for quick format

3. The x parameter forces the selected volume to dismount if required

The letter “J” is the drive name. when you try on your side Please, replace the letter “J” with your Removable drive name.
Just after pressing Enter, it will display a message like “Insert new disk for drive J: and press ENTER when ready…
format usb drive using cmd prompt

So, simply press the Enter button. Now formatting of your Pen drive or USB flash drive will be started. You need to wait until 100% is completed. After complete the process, you will see a message like “Initializing the File Allocation Table (FAT)… Volume label (11 characters, ENTER for none)?” which means format has been completed and waiting for your confirmation.

So just press Enter again. Once, the pen drive formatting process is completed you will see Format complete message along with other details as shown below.
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That’s All you have successfully formatted your USB Drive, Flash Drive.
Using Command prompt is the best working solution to format write protected USB Drive, write protected pen drive format etc. Have any query feel free to comment below.

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