Remove Write protection

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Kubama - Nov 26, 2016 at 08:24 AM
liailsa Posts 6 Registration date Tuesday September 6, 2016 Status Member Last seen March 10, 2017 - Nov 30, 2016 at 06:58 AM
Hello
Please assist me with removing write protection for my SanDisk USB flash. I have tried all suggestions given but it's failing. It has 64gb

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xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Nov 26, 2016 at 12:37 PM
DID YOU TRY USING THE DRIVE ON ANOTHER COMPUTER?

I suspect your drive has failed and needs to be replaced. The "protected" message is a false error message generated by Windows.

Good Luck
Ambucias Posts 47310 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,167
Nov 26, 2016 at 04:23 PM
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
xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,825
Nov 26, 2016 at 06:09 PM
this registry hack only work if the value was set by a virus/malware and ALL drives are seen as protected.
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Ambucias Posts 47310 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,167 > xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019
Nov 26, 2016 at 06:11 PM
Thank you sir
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liailsa Posts 6 Registration date Tuesday September 6, 2016 Status Member Last seen March 10, 2017 1
Nov 30, 2016 at 06:58 AM
it easy to solve sandisk usb flash drive write protected problem:
1.check for the write protected switch.
2. check the device is infected by virus or not.
3. the file system could be corrupted.
4. the value of windows registry key is incorrect.
you can use diskpart command, regedit command, or sandisk write protected removal tool-Partition Assistant to fix.