How to remove write-protection [Solved/Closed]

- - Latest reply:  khalil - Oct 14, 2010 at 06:44 AM
I purchased a pendrive I it worked fine, added files, deleting files.. and then moments later it gives the the msg
"Remove the write-protection or use another disk" .
i looked all over the stick to see if there was a switch but I cant find it..please give me a solution
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Thank you
hi there,

to remove write protection

use these steps:

Open Start Menu >> Run, type regedit and press Enter, this will open the registry editor.

2. Navigate to the following path:


Note: If the registry key StorageDevicePolicies key does not exist, you will need to create it

Download this batch file called add.bat from here, and double click after download the key will be automatically added to registry.


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


4. Exit Registry, restart your computer and then again re-connect your USB pen drive on your computer. That is it, done.