Ubuntu – How to format a Windows Pen drive


I currently have a Windows 10 pen drive that isn't in use at the moment. I try to format the drive on disks, and the terminal using mkfs.vfat /dev/sdc1 and all I get is;

mkfs.fat 4.1 (2017-01-24)
mkfs.vfat: unable to open /dev/sdc1: Read-only file system

Is there a way to format this to any file system? I'd like to use it for other things.

Disks view of the drive

Best Answer

Microsoft made their Windows 10 pen drives read-only to prevent using it for anything other than the intention (based on the comments on the question).

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