How To Remove/Delete Write Protection From USB Pendrive

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5 Ways To  Remove Write Protection From USB Pendrive

5 Ways To Remove Write Protection From USB Pendrive

5 Ways To  Remove Write Protection From USB Pendrive

 

In this age of technology, we all come across gadgets that we could not even imagine years ago. One of them is Pendrive, a very small gadget made to store huge amounts of data. The invention of Pendrive revolutionized the way we transferred data. Now we do not need to carry all those fragile CD’s and DVDs with us. Just plug in Pendrive and you have everything you need. As we can easily make bootable usb for the installation of the operating system. But the pendrive manufacturers continue to improvise their products and therefore introduces the writing protection in Pendrives. Write protection is a setting that blocks any modification or deletion of a file. Even your are other possible ways to protect usb with password. But this is an ideal feature to protect the data in USB, but at some point it works poorly and we can eliminate the write protection of usb pendrive. Then you can not delete or copy a file or format the USB, even when write protection is disabled.

 

How to Remove USB Write Protection Pendrive / SD Card. ?

 

Method 1: – Delete write protection from Pendrive using Regedit.

Registry Editor is a collection of resources for the Windows operating system. We can easily edit, update and delete the settings of any particular file, device and window system. So we can also use the registry editor to remove write protection from the USB drive. So to remove the write protection follow the steps given below.

First, open your “Start Menu” and look for the “Run” option.

Then type “regedit” in the run box and press Enter.

A Guide To Remove Write Protection From USB Pendrive
A Guide To Remove Write Protection From USB Pendrive

After that the new window for the registry editor will open.
The next step is to navigate the following route: –

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM> CURRENTCONTROLSET > CONTROL >S TORAGEDEVICEPOLICIES

A Guide To Remove Write Protection From USB Pendrive
A Guide To Remove Write Protection From USB Pendrive

 

After successfully reaching that portion as shown above. Double-click the “WriteProtect” key located on the right side panel and set the value to 0.
Go to the Data Value box and press “OK
To finish the process safely remove the Pendrive, restart your computer and plug-in pendrive again. I hope this solution works for you.

Method 2: – Delete USB drive write protection using the command prompt.

In case you are not able to fix the write protection protection from the pendrive using the previous registry editor method. Next, we suggest that you try the command prompt for this purpose. CMD is basically used for various purposes as I already list my command line tricks. So we hope that cleaning the USB drive or memory card with cmd will correct the write protection error.

First, click “Start Button” >> Then find “CMD” >> Then click Enter to open the Command Prompt window.

Then type “diskpart” and press enter and another window will appear.

Type “list volume” and press Enter. This command will display a list of drives connected to the trip computer.

A Guide To Remove/Delete Write Protection From USB Pendrive
A Guide To Remove/Delete Write Protection From USB Pendrive


Look for your pendrive by the letter that follows its name.
Type select volume x. Replace x with the number of the first column in the list for the USB drive or SD card for which you want to perform the commands.
For example, if the USB drive is Volume 3, type select volume 3.
Type “attributes disc clear readonly” and press enter.
Type “exit” and press enter.

A Guide To Remove/Delete Write Protection From USB Pendrive
A Guide To Remove/Delete Write Protection From USB Pendrive

You should now remove the drive and re-insert it and hope this method solves the problem.

Method 3: – Remove write protection from Pendrive using the format

If none of the above methods worked, try formatting your pendrive in safe mode.

Restart your computer and press the “F8” key. Select Safe Mode with Networks from the following list.

Open the “My Computer” window by pressing the “Win + E” buttons.

Right click on your drive and click “Format”.

Select “FAT32” in the “File System” menu.

Uncheck the “Quick Format” option.

Click the “Start” button. Windows will start Formatting the drive.

A Guide To Remove/Delete Write Protection From USB Pendrive
A Guide To Remove/Delete Write Protection From USB Pendrive

 

How to remove the write protection of USB Pendrive on Mac.?

 

Method 1: – Repair of permissions.

The permissions on the drive may have become corrupted. You can solve these problems with the disk utility. Follow the steps below to remove write protection from Pendrive on Mac OS.

Locate “Disk Utility” in the Utilities folder.

The Disk Utility window should display your hard drive, CD drive, and any other attached devices. Select the device from which you want to remove write protection.

Click the “First Aid” button. Now OS will start analyzing your unit.

A Guide To Remove/Delete Write Protection From USB Pendrive
A Guide To Remove/Delete Write Protection From USB Pendrive

Repair drive permission on Mac OS

Note: – If you are using older versions of OS X, click the “First Aid” tab and then click the “Repair Permissions” button.

We hope this method of repair permission helps you to remove the write protection from Pendrive.

Method 2: – Drive Format to Remove Write Protection from Pendrive on Mac.

If the above does not help correct the write protection problem. Then only the possible left solution is formatting the drive. So to format the drive in Mac OS follow the steps.

Open the “Disk Utility” application from the Utilities folder. Your USB drive will appear in the left sidebar and select it.

Then click “Clear tab” for the format.

A Guide To Remove/Delete Write Protection From USB Pendrive
A Guide To Remove/Delete Write Protection From USB Pendrive

Mac usb format types

Select the “MS-DOS FAT” option before formatting the drive.

Click on the “Delete” button. It will begin to format the unit.

A Guide To Remove/Delete Write Protection From USB Pendrive
A Guide To Remove/Delete Write Protection From USB Pendrive

Format USB Drive Mac OS

Once the formatting is done, you can try to reuse your drive by reinserting it.
We hope all of these methods help to eliminate the write protection of the USB drive. If all these methods did not repair your drive your USB is mechanically damaged and it’s time to buy a new USB.

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