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11 Re: WRITE PROTECTION FROM PENDRIVES on Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:10 pm



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12 Re: WRITE PROTECTION FROM PENDRIVES on Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:13 pm


@mimms94 ok then there should be a way around it..... i will try and figure out it for us all


@technology lol! #keepdoingyou
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13 Re: WRITE PROTECTION FROM PENDRIVES on Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:17 am


phAnt0m DrAcON wrote:@mimms94, use the link below for you solution


Have seen this method and tried several times and restarted the pc all those times but never worked for me. I hope i can get a solution for this wahala so that i can save my 16 gig pendrive from going waste.... really need help... anyway, THANKS A LOT ADMIN FOR THE SHARE.....

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14 Five Different Steps 2 Try out on Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:43 pm


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Step I – Does your Pen Drive have a Lock?

Most of the older Pen Drives have a lock as shown in the image below.

So do check if your Pen Drive has a similar lock? If Yes, then push the lever to the unlock part. Lock and Unlock markings are made on the Pen Drive. If you don’t see any marking, try to put the lever on opposite side and then try.

Recently made Pen Drives do not use this lock. A similar lock can be seen on an SD Card. So if the SD card also gives a ‘Disk is Write Protected’ Error. Just change the position of the lever on the opposite side.

Step II – Scan the Pen Drive using Anti Virus Programs

Mostly what happens is; these errors occur due to mischievous nature of viruses, worms and trojans sitting inside your computer or even Pen Drive.

Do a complete scan of the System and Pen Drive using an updated retail version Anti Virus.

If the Antivirus does finds some viruses allow it to clean them.

Now again try to transfer some files into the Pen Drive.

If the copy process is successful. Congratulations! You did it all by yourself. But if it didn’t help don’t worry, try the next steps.

Step III – Get Inside your System Registry

Many errors and issues occur inside a Windows System. Most of them can be solved by using the Registry Editor. As technology has already shown under the computer tricks. But all the same let me take u through it.

So now we need to do some simple registry edit. Don’t worry its very simple. Just follow the steps shown below.


       Click on Start and type in regedit and open Registry Editor

Now inside Registry Editor follow the path as shown here

Now on the right side of the window you will see WriteProtect word. Double Click on it and set the Value Data to ‘0’ (zero)

Here ‘0’ denotes that the Write Protection on disk is OFF; whereas ‘1’ denotes Write Protection on Disk in ON.

   Close the Registry Editor for now. Do not copy any files. Restart your Computer first and then try to copy some files.

There might be a case where you couldn’t find the StorageDevicePolicies folder.

So what to do now?

The simplest answer is; if it isn’t there then lets create one. Its very simple and easy to create StorageDevicePolicies folder. I’ve shown a step-by-step guide to create StorageDevicePolicies folder just right below here.

I am considering you are inside Registry Editor and to the Path I’ve mentioned above that is

   Click on the Control folder; inside Registry Editor

Now Click on Edit sitting inside Menu Bar
Follow the path shown in the image.

Clicking on Key creates a New Folder inside Control. Rename it as StorageDevicePolicies

   Select StorageDevicePolicies folder, now right side of the window shows Default String. Right Click anywhere in that area, Select New and choose DWORD (32-bit) Value. Rename the new DWORD as WriteProtect
   Click on the WriteProtect and set its Value Data to ‘0’

Now before copying files from computer to pen drive. Restart the computer and then try to transfer these files.

Step IV – Use the Diskpart Utility
Diskpart utility is a software built in Windows Operating System. It looks similar to a Command Prompt. Now we’ll try to remove ‘write protect’ error using the diskpart utility.

Below steps shows how to get into diskpart utility and perform some important actions.

   Open Command Prompt. Click on Start button type in ‘cmd’ in the search box and select Command Prompt
   Inside Command Prompt, type diskpart and hit Enter to get into diskpart utility.

This is how the dispart utility looks; similar to command prompt window. Inside diskpart utility type in list disk to get a list of all kind of devices connected to the system. In my case the two disks are my computer hard disk and one connected Pen Drive.

Here the Disk 0 is primary hard disk while Disk 1 is the Pen Drive. In your case, if multiple drives are connected; your Pen drive might have different Disk number. To select your Pen Drive to perform furthur operations type in list disk 1 (where ‘1’ stands for disk number. See the number your Pen Drive gets and type the same number next to list disk)

From the above step you can see Disk 1 i.e. my Pen Drive is selected. Lets now proceed to important step
Now to turn off write protection type in attributes disk clear readonly

   Restart your computer now and then try to transfer some files to you Pen Drive.

If the above step didn’t work for you then there’s only one last thing left to do.

Step V – Clean format your Pen Drive to remove write protected error

Well I’m considering you’ve before or later might have formatted a Pen Drive.

So this is the last resort to remove write protected error.

Right Click on Pen Drive and Select Format. Now follow the attributes shown in the image below. Now that you’ve all the right setting click on Format.

This step will definitely remove ‘disk is write protected error’ from the pen drive itself.

I’ve tried to make this post more informative as possible and tried to explain in the most simplest way.
If these tips worked for you then tell us your experience in the comments section to help other users too. Have fun playing with it. Wink. If none of them works, masa u'll have to get yourself a new drive tongue

Last edited by willspanner on Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:07 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Messed up my pictures)

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15 Re: WRITE PROTECTION FROM PENDRIVES on Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:20 pm


mimms94 i dont think you used the software well... it always works for me

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16 Re: WRITE PROTECTION FROM PENDRIVES on Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:20 am


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shata1 you mean it is able to remove a write-protection from a pendrive..
from my thought about the software is able to put write protection on a pendrive and remove it ... but it didnt work for me

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