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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.
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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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