How To Remove Write Protection on a USB using Registry

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If you are unable to resolve the USB Write Protection issue using following Diskpart Method How To Remove Write Protection on a USB using Diskpart .Please try removing Write Protection on USB using Registry method.

When enabled, write protection is a setting that blocks any sort of modification or deletion of a file on a disc.

If you are experiencing an issue when attempting to copy or delete files on a USB flash drive, there is a very simple solution that will allow you to remove this setting, giving you the capability to modify, copy, or delete any files from your USB drive.

To remove the write protection, simply open your Start menu, and click on Run. Type in regedit and press Enter. This will open the registry editor.

 The next step is to navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

Note: if you can’t find StorageDevicePolicies, see the next step.

Double-click the WriteProtect key located in the right side pane and set the value to 0. Go to the Data Value box and press OK:

Note: if you can’t find StorageDevicePolicies, see the next step.

If you can’t find StorageDevicePolicies, you can create it by right-clicking in the white space in the ‘Control’ folder and choosing New -> Key and entering the name StorageDevicePolicies.

Now double-click on the new key (it will show as a folder) and right-click once again in the white space and choose New -> DWORD. Name this WriteProtect and set its value to 0. Click OK, exit Regedit and reboot your computer.

If this method doesn’t work, go to the next step.

 

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