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    Thumb drive read only?

    Was using an 8Gig thumb drive to transfer data from old laptop to new laptop. I was using windows easy transfer on the old machine when the transfer hung up and crashed. The thumb drive is now read only. I can't delete files or reformat the drive. Is there any way to recover this drive?

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    You might have a look at this before you declare it dead.
    DRIVE IMAGING
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

    Windows 8.1, 64 bit
    Motherboard: DX58SO2*Chipset: X58 Express/Intel ICH10*BIOS: SOX5820J.86A.0888.2012.0129.2203*Processor: Intel Core i7 CPU X 990
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 580*Memory: Corsair 12 GB, 4x3@1600*PSU: Corsair HX1000*Hard drives: REVO X2 160GB*OCZ VERT X3 120GB*5 mechanical storage drives (12 TB) total.

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    Thanks for the try, I went through all that, then downloaded a program called Hard Disk Low Level Format Tool, and gave that a shot. No go. Spent a lot of time trying to recover a $7.00 thumb drive. Good thing I'm retired and no longer get paid by the hour!

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