Write protected pendrive can not format [Solved/Closed]

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Hello,
my pendrive can not formatted or the data can not deleted.
when I try to perform formatting option ,the write protected access message is desplayed.
so pls hlp me

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Hi,
Due to WriteProtectOption in Registry,it does not allow your pendrive to format.So You follow

1.Go to Run->regedit
2.MyComputer->HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->SYSTEM->CurrentControlSet->Control -> StorageDevicePolicies
3.Delete the StorageDevicePolicies in Your Registry.

Now You can format the Pendrive


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Arun
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hi arun I think u can solve my prob............ when I put my pen drive and if I try to open then it shows pls insert a disc in drive pls help
STORAGE DEVICE NOT HAVING
i foolowed ur instrctun abt writeprotectd pendrive formatting

but I cant find the file-StorageDevicePolicies-
so now wat shud I do..
help me.
> sagar
i have same problem if u can solve it thend send me proccess on my id....plzzzzzz
cant find this -_-
1. insert the pendrive
2. dont open or format it directly
3. right click on my computer and go to manage
4.in computer managment window click on disk managment option
5. right click on the removable disk (i,h....)
6. select format
I have tried all ways to format my Pendrive even with registered version of antivirals but it was not formatted. finally I have seen your instructions, first attempt it was worked, best clarification you given.

Best Regards,
its really gud..worked wid m y pendrive also
i cant format my pendrive instead it says window cant format drive plz help me out
Thanks you
just wow
only took 1 min
thank u so much
take pen drive in hand go to near dusbin and put it in to the dusbeen
Hi friends for all problems

first convert to NTFS the command is c:convert g: /fs:ntfs

later format ...
Conform it will format............
try it and enjoy it...

later please mail me.................bi
hey... it worked for me..
Thanks Dude....it worked for me:)
Unable to complete format, still same error =[
1. insert the pendrive
2. dont open or format it directly
3. right click on my computer and go to manage
4.in computer managment window click on disk managment option
5. right click on the removable disk (i,h....)
6. select format
hey ...i jus formtd using this method...but tat autorun file jus came back....so wat elc can I do to format it...antivra s also nt detectin tat !!
Hi Swathi my pendrive is showing writing protected pls help me out....
thankuuu swathi..................thanku soo much........it really works.........
w0w0w0 swathi,,, thank u very much,, its really works,, gr8
dat techniq u mention above is old dear,or wo kaam bhi nahi karti, hehe so try another one sweetu.bye n tkecre
my pen32gb drive not format show in massage there are two massages

Windows was unable to complete the format.

The format did not complete successfully.
insert ur pen drive in linux and. format it..
it'll work.
and than u give all permissions in linux...
AnJOY !!
hey I too have d same problem .. if u get any solution pls to tel me .. thnxx ..
stop reposting the same problem and get on and solve it!
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Zan,

I agree, thank you!
Easy step:

win+r, type= command,type= format g:(if the pendrive partition was g:)
i dont understand. plz explain it.
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Hello Manu

See the easiest on this link:

https://ccm.net/faq/4214-how-to-disable-write-protection-on-a-usb-key

Apply the above and reformat you pendrive

Regards
hello..only have HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Storage not HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies..cannot find it..i'm user of windows 7 ultimate..plz help me..
Actually I was about to throw my 32GB Kingston pendrive after failing to format.I've contacted many but couldnt format.But atlast found this information.Thanks man.Tanks a lot.....
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Philo

To remove write protection:

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

6. Restart your computer and re-connect your USB pen drive on your computer.
help me format my pendrive . it show write protected and does format
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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

6. Restart your computer and re-connect your USB pen drive on your computer.
Hi,

i got the same problem I cannot access my pen drive or even format it again I've tried almost all recommendation from the goggle search and blogs like file recovery tools etc.. ive tried all programs that ive downloaded the only thing I got benefited is that I recovered all my file in the pen drive but im still disappointed coz I still cant use my 8gb pen drive . whewwww I lost to much time. I want my 8gb pendrive back...
is there someone there that could help me or should I just give it up?

best regards
This tip is good for formatting it is working

go to mycomputers>rightclick >manage>diskmanagement> click to ur disk right click>format
> sunil
Thanks, good tips
> sunil
is idis also not working plz help me out
thnx
this tip works well...
my wife washed my pants in the washing machine
my pen drive 16 gb in the pocket
[comes out realy clean] tried it & says it needs f/matting but! it wont f/mat.. wont do anything
says the drive is empty????
I take it out count to 10 put it back in & boom up she comes
all my files and a movie all virgo intacto.
You can format by Command Prompt method. I think your problem will be solved.
@post no.30
thanx
appls this
i will work for sure
go to disk management
right click on my computer>>go to manage>>click on disk management>>then format the pendrive>>click yes for forced format...
and you'll be done for sure...


it worked for me
im not able to format my pen drive. when I m going to give a command than a msg was displayed on the screen which states as -"windows cant able to format this drive as it is contain some file which is write protected. pls give me sm advice to resolve this.
go to command prompt and format (drive letter)
then press Y
insert ur pen drive in linux and. format it..
it'll work.
and than u give all permissions in linux...
AnJOY !!
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Did you have admins rights on your pc you're were trying to format it?
Hi Percy8,

Yes I'm running as administrator @intel core duo E7200 , its has been corrupted from I dont know...
i haven't tried formatting to LINUX OS yet but hoping for friends LINUX user maybe it would help... thanks anyway..
When I try to format my flash it tells me it is write protected, How can I solve this?
Hello,
my pendrive can not formatted or the data can not deleted.
when I try to perform formatting option ,the write protected access message is desplayed.
so pls hlp me
i tried many times but my pen drive didnot format, please give some tips or useable software to format this.
thanks
Hi, here is how you can get something out of there fake penn drives:
http://ccm.net/forum/affich 41997 kingston 32 gb pen drive fake#22
i can nt format my pendrive

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