How to remove write protection of pen drive? [Solved/Closed]

shamim - May 16, 2010 at 08:04 AM - Latest reply: Ambucias 53244 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 18, 2018 Last seen
- Nov 3, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Hello, I can not send or delete any data from my pen drive.it show write protection.it is8GB and from transcend company.how can iremove write protection please?



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mrrigga 196 Posts Wednesday May 5, 2010Registration dateContributorStatus July 14, 2010 Last seen - May 16, 2010 at 08:12 AM
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Try formatting it in Disc Management which you will find in Computer Management.
Start. Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disc Management in the left hand column, right click on your flash drive and choose format. You may get a message This volume may not be compatible with previous versions of Windows etc ignore this and click ok This is because the pendrive is FAT and the hard drive is NTFS

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I tried to find StorageDevicePolicies but could not do so pl help
Ambucias 53244 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 18, 2018 Last seen - Oct 9, 2012 at 03:52 PM
@Kazi

In the registry editor, press ctrl+F, copy and paste: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
Click next
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Ambucias 53244 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 18, 2018 Last seen - May 16, 2010 at 08:26 AM
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Hello

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

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Neeraj Dwivedi - Oct 4, 2012 at 08:41 AM
This regedit solution is working for me.
Please help me. :(
it works thankxxxx
mantri 1 Posts Saturday November 3, 2012Registration date November 3, 2012 Last seen - Nov 3, 2012 at 07:43 AM
hi
i am unable find storage device manager in my pc??
where it wil get created, im just getting storage folder
please help me bye
Ambucias 53244 Posts Monday February 1, 2010Registration dateModeratorStatus July 18, 2018 Last seen - Nov 3, 2012 at 03:55 PM
@Mantri

It's in the registry so you must open the Registry editor.