Remove Write Protection from USB

Hi friends .. I think all of us have gone through the Error "The disk is Write Protected". But only some of us have really got the chance to overcome this error without format his or her system. Itsis because sometimes when this error occurs due to virus attack, we assumes that format is the only option to overcome with this. Today we will show you the way to Remove Write Protection from the USB drive. One thing I need to say before discussing is that most of the time this Error occurs from the Operating System, not due to the USB device.  So to Remove Write Protection from the USB we need to change some Registry Values.

First have a look of the error you can get due to Write Protection on the Disk:
  • Cannot copy files and folders, disk is write Protected.
  • Cannot format the drive, Drive is write protected.
  • The Disk is write protected.
  • Remove write protection or use another disk.
  • Media is write protected.

One more thing is to note is that Write Protection on any portable USB Drive can be applied by the physical lock provided on the card adjuster or sometimes provided on the pendrive, so make sure that your pendrive is not write protected by the physical lock.
But even after moving the physical lock for write protection, the problem continues, then follow the procedure below to remove the write protection:

1. Open Start Menu >> Run type regedit and press Enter. This will open Registry Editor.

2. Navigate the following path:


Note:  If the registry key StorageDevicePolicies does not exist, you will need to create it.

3. Double click the key WriteProtect in the right panel and set the value to 0 in the Value Data Box and press OK button.

4. Exit Registry Editor and restart you system. and check for the problem again.

Now its done...:) 
Use this and share you thoughts here... if you have any other way to solve this problem or for some other problem you can share with us.
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