Cannot format pen drive, it says the drive is protected

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yobo yeboah Posts 1 Registration date Sunday May 19, 2013 Status Member Last seen May 19, 2013 - May 19, 2013 at 12:41 PM
jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020 - May 19, 2013 at 01:29 PM
Pls am having problem with my PNY pen drive
i cannot format it when format if is says the drive is protected

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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
May 19, 2013 at 01:29 PM
Hello,

Try this 1

Click on Stat --> Run --> Type regedt32 and press Enter.

"Registry Editor" will be opened. First backup your registry. Click on File -->

Export --> Save the file in your desired location with any name.

Now navigate to the below location.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE --> SYSTEM --> CurrentControlSet --> Control

Now look "StorageDevicePolicies" and click on it.

At the right-side, double-click on "WriteProtect" and change the value from "1" to

"0" --> Click on OK and close the "Registry Editor".

Remove your pen drive and plug it back. Now try formatting it.

Good Luck
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