Have I broken my flash drives and SD card beyond repair? Every time I try download the mint linux ISO to them, as soon as it says it finished successfully, I get popups saying I need to format the disk before use (as in suddenly it is recognized as unusable?) When windows asks me to format it and I hit start (quick format or not) it says the disk is write protected. I can see that the drive is there on my file directory, but it doesn’t detect the size of the drive at all. Clicking it asks to format it, but if you cancel that window it says “D:\ is not accessible
The volume does not contain a recognized file system.
Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that the volume is not corrupted.”
I have already gone through this: How to Fix the Disk Is Write Protected USB Error and got to the last fix where there was no “StorageDevicePolicies” directory in my registry at all.
Is there any way I can get functionality of these back? How could this happen, could it be that I was trying to download the wrong file as bootable media?