Windows 10: Remove Write protection

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  1. Remove Write protection


    how do I remove the write protection from my removable disc?

    :)
     
    SheaWilson1, Jan 15, 2020
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  2. yahanna Win User

    How to Remove Write-Protection from an OEM USB Drive?


    I did all that. After I entered, "ATTRIBUTES DISK CLEAR READONLY", I didnt get a prompt stating that the write protect has been removed. But the command prompt stated that disk attributes cleared successfully.

    But when I tried to format the USB drive I get a pop up window stating that its still write-protected. Do you have any other suggestions?
     
    yahanna, Jan 15, 2020
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  3. Rohit_R Win User
    The Disk Is Write Protected - How To Remove Write Protection

    Hi Fernanda,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    In regards to your concern, please help me with following questions:

    • Is the Hard drive external or internal?
    You can try following steps and check if that fixes the issue:

    1. Run Virus scan on the Hard Drive.
    2. Perform check disk commands on the Hard Disk to fix the Disk errors.
    Refer to this article.

    Note: Remove all the external devices before performing check disk.

    Data Loss Disclaimer:

    While performing these steps there might be a risk of data loss. You may take a backup of the data before performing the steps.

    Hope it helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking Yes or No.

    Rohit Raina

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Rohit_R, Jan 15, 2020
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  4. Fernandz Win User

    Remove Write protection

    How To Format A Write Protected Flash Memory ?

    ¿You already tried this one?...

    Run CMD


    1. diskpart
    2. list disk

    Then in the 3º step, put the correct number of disk in the list for the usb flash (if it's listed in disk 3, then you'll have to write select disk 3).

    2. select disk #
    3. clean
    4. create partition primary
    5. select partition 1
    6. active
    7. format fs=fat32
    8. assign
    9. exit

    with that commands you will format the flash drive in fat32, if you have a large drive you can select also "format fs=ntfs" in step 7.

    good luck!
     
    Fernandz, Jan 15, 2020
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