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Old 13-03-2008
Steve
 
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USB Thumb drive, Protection

How do I remove write protection from a USB thumb drive? Files on the
drive, which I don't need, are not archived.


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Old 13-03-2008
Mark L. Ferguson
 
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Re: USB Thumb drive, Protection

It's likely that you have failed to notice a very small slider on the side
of the thumb drive, to write protect it. A lot of people have failed to see
that.
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Old 13-03-2008
Steve
 
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Re: USB Thumb drive, Protection

Can't find slider on any of my thumb drives, only one of which is
"write-protected".
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Old 13-03-2008
Mark L. Ferguson
 
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Re: USB Thumb drive, Protection

You can 'take ownership' of the files. If you have trouble seeing the
Permissions button on the Properties, you can boot to safe Mode (F8 on
restart)
Access is Denied Error Message When You Try to Open a Folder - Permissions:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/810881
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Old 13-03-2008
Uwe Sieber
 
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Re: USB Thumb drive, Protection

http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbtrouble_...rite_protected
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Old 23-11-2008
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Re: USB Thumb drive, Protection

If your USB Drive does not have a slider or switch
You can use it in other computers
You are running Windows Vista
You get a Write protected message when trying to remove or add things from your thumb drive then follow these instructions:

1) Click Start

2)Type regedit in the search at the bottom of the pop-up and hit enter.

3)Click on the arrow sign next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

5)Click on the arrow sign next to SYSTEM

6)Click on the arrow sign next to CurrentControlSet

7)Click on the arrow sign next to Control

8)Click on the arrow sign next to StorageDevicePolicies

9)Right click on WriteProtect and click modify.

10)If the value data is 1 change it 0 and click ok.

11)Repeat steps 7 to 10 for ControlSet001, ControlSet002, and ControlSet003 if you have these they will be in a folder just above the Control folder.

12)Close Registry editor and restart the computer.
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