If you are experiencing an issue when attempting to copy or delete files on a USB flash drive, you are not alone. Luckily, there is a very simple solution that will allow you to remove write-protection, giving you the capability to modify, copy, or delete any files from the 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:
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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