Can't move files to jump drive???

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I am trying to move files to a jump drive in usb port. It tells me "Disk is write protected.Remove the write protection or use another disk." How do i do this?
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Is there a jumper on the outside of it?
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What is that?
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Look on the case of the drive itself. Is there anything that can be moved or adjusted on it? I don't expect that there is but that's the first thing to check.
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There is nothing, only a red light.
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Try the drive in another machine to see if it's a permissions problem.
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It does the same on my laptop.
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That shouldn't happen at all. Where did you buy the drive and was it new?
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Yes it is new, it was a promo gift from one of our suppliers at work.
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Are you sure it's not a "road apple"? That's when either someone gives you a drive or a CD or you find it somewhere and it has a trojan on it. Ask your coworkers if they had the same problem.
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Some USB Drives have little switches on the outside to be able to write to it. You could also try to right click on the drive under windows explorer and check to see if the usb stick is read-only.
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He said that there was only a red light on it. I never would have tried to use it. I would have thrown it in the garbage.

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