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How to Remove Write Protection on USB Pen Drive

Discussion in 'Computer Science | IT | Networking' started by Vikram S Bargah, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Vikram S Bargah

    Engineering Discipline:
    I have a SanDisk 16GB pendrive, when i'm trying to copy any content from USB to PC or viceversa its showing "Your Disk is Write Protected". Same is the case when I'm trying to format it .

    Need your Suggestions.
  2. HRG

    HRG Enthusiast

    Engineering Discipline:
    try this ..

    Open the Windows Registry editor with the shortcut Windows-r, enter regedit into the form and press the return key on the keyboard.

    Navigate to the following Registry key:


    note that you may need to create the key StorageDevicePolicies if it does not exist. Select the key afterwards and right-click into the right window. Select New > Dword (32-bit) Value from the context menu and name the entry WriteProtect.

    Double-click the new entry afterwards and change the value from 0 to 1. A value of 1 disables writing to all connected USB devices. If you want to enable writing again you need to change the value of the key to 0.
  3. Vikram S Bargah

    Engineering Discipline:

    Tried those steps But it did'nt work out.

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