How to remove the write protection from a USB Flash Drive in Windows 10/8/7.

Sometimes when you try to read/write something onto a USB drive, you will see an alert box saying that the USB drive that you are trying to read/write to, is write protected. Or let’s say you want to format your USB drive. Then also, if the drive is write protected, you will receive the same alert. You could be lucky and find a tiny switch on one side of the stick, then again, you might find a Linux system feels far less precious about these things than Windows. Here we have explained the simplest and quickest solution for this issue in a very few number of steps. Check it out!

Method to remove Write protection from A USB :

There’s a Registry tweak you might like to try but I’m sure you already have. Back the Registry up by selecting Export from the File menu before doing anything

Step 1: To remove write protection, simply open your Start menu, and click on Run. Type in regedit and press Enter. This will open the registry editor.

Step 2: Then navigate to this key:- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control

Step 3: Now, under the Control key, you need to look for a key named StorageDevicePolicies. If there is one already, Move to the next step. Else, right click on the key Control, click on New and then on Key.

Stpe 4: Click on the newly created StorageDevicePolicies key in the left window pane, and in the right window pane, you need to create a new 32-bit DWORD value. For that, right click anywhere on an empty space in the right window pane, click on New, and then on DWORD (32-bit) value.

Step 5: Name it as write protect and give it a value of 0 (zero) but if it was already there, make sure that is its value.

Step 5: Leave the Registry from the File –> Exit menu, remove the stick and restart the computer. Try the stick again and it might have worked.

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