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How To Disable Write Protection from a USB Key

May 2016

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.

How To Remove Write Protection on a USB



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


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:

To finish, simply restart your system, and then reconnect your USB pen drive to the computer.

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