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How to clear a jump drive??

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Ok, I have a 256MB USB jump drive that I copied files to at work so I could work on them at home. Now that the work is finished and I want to put the modified files back on the drive (I copied them to my HD while working on them) I can't. It is telling me the files are read only. On the rig at work I have admin rights so I should be the owner of the files...same goes for my home rig, yet the :swearing: things won't let me change their properties so I can't delete them. Is there any way that I can clear the drive, kind of a format or something?
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Well i think you mean you want to format your jump drive, so if you right click it in my computer and click format, or there is a nice utility from HP that will work with any jump drive and also can make it bootable.
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Well, I was thinking in terms of radical measure to clear a drive...the first that came to mind was format since that guts everything. Hopefully when I go to work I will be able to delete them via my work rig. Thank goodness for burners...just made a CD to carry me over. We'll see in the morning what the deal is and if something like a format will be necessary. I just thought I would ask and see if anyone knew of other methods of clearing the drive.
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Ok, add me the dumb a$$ club...how about checking the lock/unlock switch before whining about not being able to delete files, eh?

:withstupi

Needless to say, problem solved.
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