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How to Remove Write Protection from USB Drive or SD Card

How to Remove Write Protection from USB Drive or SD Card

In this article of Remove Write Protection from SD Card, Pen or USB Drive, i will show you very easy methods of Removing this Write Protection error from SD Card, Pen or USB Drive.

First of what is Write Protection ?

Write protection is a setting that blocks any sort of modification or deletion of a file or data on a disc like USB drive or SD card etc.

You can also not able to format it, if disc is Write Protected.

So it means that Write Protection allows a USB drive or SD card to keep its contents from being changed or delete.

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But sometimes you need to remove this write protection to do changes in the USB drive or SD card content.

There are number of ways through which you can remove this write protection from USB or SD card and giving you the capability to modify, copy, delete or format your USB drive or SD card.

First Method to Remove Write Protection from USB Drive :

Open Command Prompt (Run as administrator).

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After that type the following below mention cmds and press Enter after each command.

1st cmd : diskpart

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2nd cmd : list disk

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All of your connected drives are displayed. You can identify the USB drive or SD card by its size.

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3rd cmd : select disk 2

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Note : disk 2 is my USB drive or SD card, in your case it may be different.
4th cmd : attributes disk

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Now just change “Readonly : Yes” to “No”.

5th cmd : attributes disk clear readonly

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This clears all write-protection file attributes from the disk (USB Drive or SD Card).

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In the last close DiskPart Command Prompt and re-plug your USB flash drive or SD card to check if the write protection error is resolved or not.

Second Method to Remove Write Protection from USB Drive :

Open RUN, type “regedit” and then hit “OK” button.

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This will open “Registry Editor” windows in front of you.

Expend “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > StorageDevicePolicies.

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If you can’t find StorageDevicePolicies, you can create it by right-clicking in the white space and choose “New”, then
click on “Key” and entering the name “StorageDevicePolicies”.

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Double click on newly created “StorageDevicePolicies”.

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After that right-click in the white space and choose “New”, then click on “DWORD (64-bit) value.

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And named it as “WriteProtect”.

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Double-click on it to open and set set its value to “0” and then Click on “OK” button.

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Close Regedit Editor and connect your USB drive to the computer again, and you should find the USB write protection has been removed.

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