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Remove Write protection

Ask a question Kubama - Last answered on Nov 30, 2016 at 06:58 AM
Hello
Please assist me with removing write protection for my SanDisk USB flash. I have tried all suggestions given but it's failing. It has 64gb
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DID YOU TRY USING THE DRIVE ON ANOTHER COMPUTER?

I suspect your drive has failed and needs to be replaced. The "protected" message is a false error message generated by Windows.

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1. Open Start Menu
2. Run, type regedit and press Enter, this will open the registry editor.
3. Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

4. Double click the key WriteProtect in the right pane and set the value to 0 In the Value Data Box and press OK button

5.Exit Registry
xpcman 16409Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration date ModeratorStatus November 30, 2016 Last seen - Nov 26, 2016 at 06:09 PM
this registry hack only work if the value was set by a virus/malware and ALL drives are seen as protected.
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Ambucias 34926Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration date ModeratorStatus December 1, 2016 Last seen - Nov 26, 2016 at 06:11 PM
Thank you sir
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it easy to solve sandisk usb flash drive write protected problem:
1.check for the write protected switch.
2. check the device is infected by virus or not.
3. the file system could be corrupted.
4. the value of windows registry key is incorrect.
you can use diskpart command, regedit command, or sandisk write protected removal tool-Partition Assistant to fix.
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