It says It’s write protected.

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I get to system/current control set/control on the regedit, but then it doesn’t show any external drives to unlock.

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Hi,

To disable write protection, open Regedit and go to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

Double click on WriteProtect and set the value to 0. Save the change and restart your computer.
It is still write protected. Why?
I am using Windows XP
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If your USB has a Lock switch, set it to write. If not, remove the write protection using DiskPart by following these instructions. Please note that your files may be deleted after using DiskPart.