Written by Nikhlesh Kunwar Wednesday, 14 January 2015 16:35
We received problem from our Reader regarding "Removing write protection from Pendrive". Here we will try to solve it.
What is write protection?
|SD Card with Lock|
- Write Protection is a feature(yes you read it right) that is generally found in flash drives like pen drives and memory card. It prohibits users to write anything to the drive, thus protect the drive from any modification to its data and also stops virus(from computer) to Copy(write) itself to the drive.
Initially, it was done using a small physical (hard)switch located in the Pendrive and memory card. The small yellow switch in this snap is for write protection. Similar, switch is used in any side of some pendrives.
Now, this feature is also being achieved digitally without any Hardware.
Why is it a problem then?
-it is a Problem when:
a) we don't know about it and it prohibits us from writing
b) it is (digitally) implemented without user consent either by someone or by Virus
If you can't find 'StorageDevicePolicies', then you have to create the key:
-Right click on ' control '-> New -> Key -> a new key will get created -> rename it as 'StorageDevicePolicies'
-Right click on 'StorageDevicePolicies'
-> New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value -> Name it as 'WriteProtect'
|writeProtect to storage device policies|
Now if you want to enable write protection, use ' 3) ' , to Disable write protection, use ' 4) '
3)To Enable Write protect, Double click on 'WriteProtect', and set its value data to '1'
|Edit DWORD value|
Once set, all users on the computer is now blocked and prevented from copying, transferring or writing any files, documents and data to the USB disk drives.
4)To Disable Write protect, Double click on 'WriteProtect', and set its value data to '0'
Once reset to '0', all users on the computer is now allowed to copy, transfer or write any file, document and data to the USB disk drives.
5)close your registry edit window.
For first time, you may get that same message again, close the notification window and try to write to the USB again and it should work. You’ll probably have to do this with all your USB drives to clear that “Disk is write protected” message. Hope this helped.
If still same problem then You have to go for Formatting it.
Method III : Using Formatting
Try Formatting by Disk Management
If it doesn't format.
Try these tools:
1) Download Neo 9
(Zipped with Password - techsoln )
2) Transcend's Online Recovery Tool
3) Apacer Formatting Utility
(Zipped with Password - techsoln )
Using 1st two is simple.
For using Apacer Formatting Utility,
Unzip this utility to preferably on a folder on desktop for easy access (Do Not Save it on pen drive).
Keep your pen drive plugged in
Double click on the 'Start.bat' file in the folder where you unzipped the above utility.
This will start formatting your pen drive, wait till the formatting completes and the LED on your pen drive stops blinking.
Remove your pen drive and plug it in again.
If you still face same problem, go to service center. If you have warranty left then replace your pendrive.
Happy Computing :)
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