I changed my registry on the wrong drive. Can i reverse this?

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Emile - Aug 6, 2015 at 10:41 AM
 Emile - Aug 7, 2015 at 06:43 AM
Hello,

I changed my registry (as explained above), but my backup drive was in the computer. Now i have to format it, but i really need the info.

Please help.





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Aug 6, 2015 at 08:15 PM
what did you change in the registry? can you replace the entire registry from the primary drive?
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Hi man, thank you for coming back to me. This is what I did. I have since deleted the StorageDevicePolicies folder.

My brother is recovering the data, but it is taking forever. It's about 900GB And everything is scrambled. Is there no way I can reverse the effect on my hard drive?


Click start
then run regedit
go to this directory HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Currentcontrolset\control\
if you can't find StorageDevicePolicies under control folder
then make some new one. Follow this steps:

step 1:
go to this directory HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Currentcontrolset\control\
again and right click control folder

step 2:
select new, then click key and rename the new key #1 folder into
StorageDevicePolicies

step 3:
right click StorageDevicePolicies folder and select new DWORD(32-bit) Value
for 32-bit Operating System and select new DWORD(64-bit) Value
for 64-bit Operating System

step 4:
rename dword newer folder into WriteProtect, then double click WriteProtect
and change the value data into 0 with hexadecimal base, Then close regedit

step 5:
open my computer and refresh it 5 times without do anything to your usb, and
properly eject your flash drive

step 6:
plug in your usb again into your computer and format it using exfat instead of fat32
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Also I'm not sure what you mean with replacing the registry on my primary drive.
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I basically wanted to format a USB flash drive, but didn't think that it might affect my hard drive that was still plugged in. So in essence I forced my important hard drive to be formatted. This sucks big time, since I don't have back-ups to most of my data.
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