How to Fix Write Protected USB Flash Drive

One problem that is enough to make people panic is when they experience that the Flash Drive cannot be used/formatted and issues a warning (Write Protected). Although not a serious problem, they can be able to lose all the files that are in it.

What exactly is meant by Write Protected? This is a condition where a drive cannot be read by our computer/laptop. Write this includes activities when we add, delete, or format the flash drive itself. All activities can not be done when the condition is write-protected. This is an example of a warning.

Fix Write Protected

How to Fix a Write Protected Flash Drive

To overcome this all you have to do is fix it there are several methods that can be used. The most common methods are through Regedit and CMD. This time we will learn to use Regedit to overcome the Write Protected warning on a flash disk.

1. Make sure the flash disk is not unplugged during the process. after that open the Registry Editor by pressing "Windows key + R" then type Regedit and Enter.


2. After that the Registry Editor will appear. Please go to folder "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Currentcontrolset\Control\". find folder by name StorageDevicePolicies, if not there, you can create first.


3. If indeed there is no StorageDevicePolicies. Please right-click on the Control folder then select "New - Key". Then give the name "StorageDevicePolicies".


4. Right-clcik on the "StorageDevicePolicies" folder, then select DWORD (32-bit) Value if your windows version is 32bit. Select QWORD (64-bit) Value for 64bit version.


5. Then rename it to (WriteProtect). Then double click on the file.


6.in the Value data column, fill in 0 while in the base column, select hexadecimal. then OK, and close the Registry Editor window.


7. Open Windows Explorer on this PC/My computer, refresh 5x. then remove the flash disk from the device.

8. Reinsert the flash disk and format it as usual.

That's how to fix write protected on a flash disk easily hopefully, the problem you are experiencing is resolved. Thank you for visiting our website hopefully, the articles we write are useful.

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