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Thread: How to remove Write Protection from USB Pen drive

  1. #1
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    How to remove Write Protection from USB Pen drive

    Hi friends,

    I am facing an issue with my Pen drive whenever i try to Copy anything into my pen drive i am getting an message saying that you device is write protect and i don't know how to remove it can anyone help me out with this issue.

    Following are my PC Configuration:-

    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 Ghz
    G31 Asrock Motherboard with Intel chipset
    2gb RAM
    256 Nvidia Graphic Card
    200gb HDD

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    Re: How to remove Write Protection from USB Pen drive

    Sure i will help you out with this you need to right click on the pen drive to reach properties and remove the write protection from there and it will work you you.

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    Re: How to remove Write Protection from USB Pen drive

    Sometime it may happen that you pen drive might got effect with Virus check it out by having a virus scan.

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    Re: How to remove Write Protection from USB Pen drive

    I have tried to do above mention things but it didn't worked out for me please provide me with a good solution where my problem gets fix and thanks for you reply.

    Following are my PC Configuration:-

    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 Ghz
    G31 Asrock Motherboard with Intel chipset
    2gb RAM
    256 Nvidia Graphic Card
    200gb HDD

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    Re: How to remove Write Protection from USB Pen drive

    I was also facing such kind of issue i tried to follow the below steps and it worked for me hope it will work for you also:-

    1. Click on Start.
    2. Type diskmgmt.msc in Run.
    3. In the disk management window, select the pen drive, right click on it and click on Format.
    4. Now choose the File System and Allocation Unit Size.
    5. Click on OK.

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    Re: How to remove Write Protection from USB Pen drive

    Well, if anyone is still facing the same issue then they can follow the below steps to solve it:
    1. First of all you need to go to Start and then go to Run, then type cmd and press enter or click OK, this will open a comman prompt box.
    2. After that you have to type the below command on command prompt replacing Y with any other drive letter that is assigned to your pen drive or flash drive or ipod:
      • CHKDSK Y: /F

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    Re: How to remove Write Protection from USB Pen drive

    Try that registry hack. You need to go in - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies. In that you can see a WriteProtect file. Right click and change the value to 0 or you can delete that also. But take a backup of registry before, by exporting the file. It is necessary to check properly what modification you are doing or else there can be other errors.

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    Re: How to remove Write Protection from USB Pen drive

    If you do not have any important data in that, then format the usb via command prompt. Insert the usb type format <name of usb drive ex.F> and hit enter. Give Y for yes and wait for the formatting time. This is a low level formatting where it takes time. Once done, remove and re-insert the usb drive one more time. It should be detected and permissions might be restored to overwrite the data.

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