Destination is read only issue

asked 2016-10-06 08:33:08 -0500

zdenek gravatar image

I just formatted my USB stick (had some live image on it) and want to use it for storing my data. I did the format in Disks application (to FAT format) and mount it to my laptop. But each time I try to copy/move some data on the Stick, I get Error: "Error while copying to "USB". The destination is read only" image description

I re-formatted it again, but issue persists. Is that issue on my side or I have got some bug?

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Did you try to repartition it? I mean not just reformat the existing partition, delete the existing partition and create a new one.

jake gravatar imagejake ( 2016-10-06 08:37:21 -0500 )edit

I have the same problem, and it could be the drive is just giving out!

mikechav gravatar imagemikechav ( 2016-10-06 10:12:25 -0500 )edit

Issue disappear by itself. I plugged the USB stick in the laptop now and it worked. I didn't do anything since I posted my question. I didn't even reboot the PC. This seems to be a bug or I didn't get the philosophy of the external storage format process.

zdenek gravatar imagezdenek ( 2016-10-10 05:54:07 -0500 )edit

I'm having the same issue here. Tried many usb sticks with no hope. After a while it worked by itself and now I'm having the same problem again.

NaheelAzawy gravatar imageNaheelAzawy ( 2017-03-15 18:20:39 -0500 )edit