remove write protection from USB flash drive

remove write protection from USB flash drive

I had seen many people who complaints that their usb drive has been write protected and they are not able to copy data in that.

so, here is a method for removing write protection from usb flash drive

1. Pull the USB flash drive out of your computer’s USB port. Check the bottom end and sides of the drive to see if it has a write protection switch. Push the plastic switch into the “Unlock” position.

2. Insert the USB flash drive back into the USB port. Close the pop-up window that appears and navigate to the Start menu. Select “My Computer.”

3. Locate the drive letter that corresponds to your USB flash drive in the “My Computer” window, such as “F:\” or “D:\.” Double-click the drive letter. Attempt to use one of the files on the drive. Right-click one of the files if you still receive a write protection error and select “Properties.”

4. Navigate to the “General” tab and remove the check mark from the box labeled “Read-Only.” Click “Apply” and then attempt to use the file.

5. Return to the Start menu and click “Run.” Type “Regedit” and press “Enter.” Navigate to the registry folder “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies.”


6. Check if there is an entry at the right side of the window labeled “Write Protect”. If the entry is not there Right-click inside the window and choose “New D Word.” Type “Write Protect” and press “Enter.”

7. Double-click the “Write Protect” entry. Check that the value listed in the text box is “0.” If it is not, delete the value and replace it with “0.”

8. Close the registry editor and attempt to use any of the files on the USB drive. Return to the “My Computer” window if you continue to receive a write protection error message.

9. Right-click the drive letter for the USB flash drive and choose “Format.” Click the drop-down menu named “File System” and select “Fat32.”

10. Click “Start” to format the USB flash drive and remove the write-protection feature.

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