Windows 10: Usb Write Protected

Discus and support Usb Write Protected in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I can not delete or copy anything on my usb it sasy write protected its even did same to my phones external storage... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Bryanston169, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. Usb Write Protected


    I can not delete or copy anything on my usb it sasy write protected its even did same to my phones external storage

    :)
     
    Bryanston169, Jun 26, 2019
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  2. freebird_9924, Jun 26, 2019
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  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:

      Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

    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 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/322756.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Sher Amo, Jun 26, 2019
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  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, Jun 26, 2019
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