Information About USB Error Write Protected In Short.

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I am using my friends USB flash disk, but it shows USB error write protected while I try to copy the files. How can I remove write protection from it?

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Answered By 35 points N/A #295354

Information About USB Error Write Protected In Short.

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Try following this procedure:

  1. Click the Start and type Regedit in the Search box. Open the Registry editor with Regedit.exe and navigate to Storage drive policies.
  2. On the WriteProtect value located in the right-hand pane of the app, apply the Double-click.
  3. Replace the Value data of 1 by 0. Restart your computer and connect the drive. It is not write protected anymore.
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Information About USB Error Write Protected In Short.

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If your USB flash drive is write-protected and you can’t copy files to it, check the side of the drive if it has a switch. If the drive includes a switch, move the switch to remove write-protection on the drive. This should allow you to copy files to the drive.

On the other hand, if the drive doesn’t have a switch on the side, one workaround that should remove write-protection is with the “diskpart” command. On your computer, insert the USB flash drive that is write-protected to the USB port. Next, press the Windows key + R to bring up the “Run” dialog then type without quotes “cmd” then hit Enter to launch an elevated command prompt.

On the command prompt window, type without quotes “diskpart” then hit Enter. Next, type without quotes “list disk” then hit Enter. Next, type without quotes “select disk 0” where “0” is the number of the write-protected USB flash drive then hit Enter. Next, type without quotes “attributes disk clear readonly” then hit Enter. This should disable write-protection on the target drive.

When the write-protection removing process is complete, type without quotes “exit” then hit Enter to exit diskpart and then close the command prompt window.

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