Windows 10: Usb Write Protected

Discus and support Usb Write Protected in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi there I have an issue with a usb stick I don't no how it got write protected but I cant format it or anything.i have tried the disk part with cmd... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Snowy11, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. Snowy11 Win User

    Usb Write Protected

    Hi there

    I have an issue with a usb stick I don't no how it got write protected but I cant format it or anything.i have tried the disk part with cmd and it doesn't work

    and the disk registry doesn't work either must I throw it away?I don't no if it has something to do with sharing but I don't no how that works or what to add or change to make it work

    Snowy11, Feb 14, 2019
  2. freebird_9924, Feb 14, 2019
  3. Sher Amo Win User
    USB devices getting write protected

    Hi Imdad,

    Some removable storage devices like USB flash drives or pen drive have write protection which is designed to help users prevent unexpected data loss by refusing to delete or format.

    However, if you’re stuck with a write-protected USB drive that can’t be formatted. We recommend that you follow these steps on how to erase and format a write-protected USB flash drive and pen drive using the Regedit.exe tool in Windows. To do this,
    follow the steps below:

    • In the Search box, type regedit and press Enter.
    • Navigate to the following folder:


    Double-click on the WriteProtect value in the right-hand pane of Regedit.exe. Change the Value data from 1 to 0 and click OK to save the change. Close Regedit and restart your computer. Connect your USB flash drive or pen drive again, and you should find the
    write protection is removed and the device is no longer write protected.

    Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection,
    back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article.

    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
    Sher Amo, Feb 14, 2019
  4. Fernandz Win User

    Usb Write Protected

    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, Feb 14, 2019

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