How to format a write protected pen drive

usbguy556 Posts 1 Registration date Monday November 13, 2017 Status Member Last seen November 13, 2017 - Updated on Nov 13, 2017 at 04:37 PM
 mmmazi - Oct 4, 2018 at 03:03 AM
Hello, Hello, i got a flash drive that was write protected and is not formatted and i tryed everything i seen online to format it its a kingston dtse9

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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,210
Updated on Nov 13, 2017 at 04:39 PM
  • run regedit
  • go to this directory
    if you can't find StorageDevicePolicies under control folder then make some new one. Follow this steps:
  • step 1: go to this directory
    again and right click control folder
  • step 2: select new, then click key and rename the new key #1 folder into StorageDevicePolicies
  • step 3: right click StorageDevicePolicies folder and select new DWORD(32-bit) Value for 32-bit Operating System and select new DWORD(64-bit) Value for 64-bit Operating System
  • step 4: rename dword newer folder into WriteProtect, then double click WriteProtect and change the value data into 0 with hexadecimal base, Then close regedit
  • step 5: open my computer and refresh it 5 times without do anything to your usb, and properly eject your flash drive
  • step 6: plug in your usb again into your computer and format it using exfat instead of fat32

Now, you can use your flash drive again....
Thanks for that but it didnt work for me