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Toshiba USB Flash Drive Write Protected Removal/Format Solutions

Updated by Daisy on Mar 24, 2021
Written by Brithny

Are you faced with Toshiba USB flash drive write-protected problem? You can try the effective Toshiba flash drive repair toolkit to remove write protection and format the Toshiba USB drive with ease.

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#2. EaseUS Partition Master  - Top 1 Toshiba USB format tool

Toshiba USB Flash Drive Overview

Toshiba is recognized as one of the best five digital storage media manufacturers in the world, and its USB flash drives, pen drives or thumb drives with multiple types and capacities are especially popular among global customers. Not only Toshiba's flash drive, if you take a close look at your own drive, most of you will find a lock on one edge of its body. It's called a write-protection lock.

usb write protection lock

Toshiba flash drive or pen drive usually comes with write protection. It can lock the USB drive and prevent strangers from copying, transferring or erasing files on the device, which is really helpful for data protection. However, it also brings you unexpected problems. For example, the annoying error message "The media is write protected" when you are trying to modify your data or formatting and erasing the drive for reuse. Besides the lock switch, there are other incidents that would turn a normal flash drive to write protection, include:

  • Virus and malware infection
  • The drive is being indexed by Windows
  • This device is currently in use
  • ...

If you happened to face such a situation and want to find an efficient solution to unlock or format your write-protected USB drive, you come to the right place. This tutorial provides every Toshiba USB flash drive user with a powerful Toshiba write protection removal tool & Toshiba USB format tool.

Toshiba USB Flash Drive Write Protected Removal Tool

DiskPart cmd is one of the proven methods to remove and repair a write-protected USB flash drive, memory card, and hard disk, etc. On condition that you're higher-level Windows computer users and have a good command of command lines, run Windows Command prompt as an administrator and apply the cmd as follows:

diskpart > list disk > select disk (number) > attributes disk clear readonly

If you don't consider yourself a pro-computer user and you're not familiar with command-lines, don't worry. There are graphical-based solutions to help you remove write-protection from your hard drives, USB drives, and even SD cards.

EaseUS CleanGenius is one of these tools that helps you fix aforementioned issues on your drives without knowing a thing about command-line.

Here's an easy-to-follow guide on how to use this tool to get your issues sorted:

Step 1: DOWNLOAD and install EaseUS CleanGenius (free) on your computer.

Step 2: Run EaseUS CleanGenius on your PC, select Optimization and choose the Write Protection mode.

disable write protection

Step 3: Select the device that is write-protected and click Disable to remove the protection.

Disable Write Protection from storage devices.

Toshiba USB Flash Drive Format Tool

Sometimes, it's not the software issue that causes your USB flash drive write protected, instead, it's unknown computer viruses when you're transferring files via various USB ports. Or perhaps, by removing the write protection attribute with the help of EaseUS write protection removal tool, you need to continue formatting the device to achieve better performance, or restore a USB flash drive to full capacity, or format a corrupted/raw USB drive as well. It doesn't matter in what circumstances you'll restore a problematic USB flash drive of Toshiba, SanDisk, Samsung, and other brands, try the best USB format tool to format a USB drive to FAT32 or NTFS or exFAT.

EaseUS free partition master is the tool here we would like to recommend to you. It works well to format an SD card, USB flash drive, pen drive, and other storage devices. Being powerful, safe, and easy-to-use, the program is the best Toshiba USB format tool. Requiring no technical skills or formatting experience, it can help you format the Toshiba USB flash drive in just simple steps. 

To format write protected Toshiba USB drive, follow these steps:

Step 1. Select the USB drive to format.

Connect the USB drive or pen drive to your computer. Download and launch EaseUS partition software. Right-click the USB drive you intend to format and choose "Format".

Step 2. Set the drive letter and file system on USB.

Assign a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".

Step 3. Check "OK" to confirm formatting USB.

Click "OK" if you see the Warning window. If you have important data on it, back up the data in advance.

Step 4. Apply the changes.

Click the "Execute operation" button first, and then click "Apply" to format the USB drive.

People Also Ask These Questions

1. How do I format my Toshiba flash drive?

To format your Toshiba flash drive like a charm, download EaseUS Partition Master Free on your PC.

  • Connect your flash drive to your computer
  • Launch EaseUS Partition Master and choose Format
  • Choose a partition label, file system, and cluster size as told

2. How do I remove write protection from my Toshiba flash drive?

Run diskpart command lines each after each followed by Enter.

  • list disk
  • select disk 0
  • attributes disk clear readonly

3. How do I format my Toshiba external hard drive to FAT32?

In the same way, launch EaseUS Partition Master and choose Format. While selecting the file systems, there is an option FAT32 available in the drop-down list. Choose FAT32 and click OK, so you will format the Toshiba external hard drive to the desired file system with success.

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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Brithny

Brithny is a technology enthusiast, aiming to make readers' tech life easy and enjoyable. She loves exploring new technologies and writing technical how-to tips. On her spare time, she loves sharing things about her favorite singer - Taylor Swift on her Facebook or Twitter.

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