You have to be the computers administrator to change any values on any
hard drive on your computer
start control panel user accounts on the users tab click the name of the
computer administrator you must have full control
start click to open on my computer you should see your usb drive could be E: or
something right click select properties there will be an array of options
the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the
share this folder box
click permissions make sure you have all 3 boxes ticked full control changes
and read in windows 7
start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you
have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP
click start right click on my computer select
Right click the icon of your usb drive
(It should be E:/ or something)
Click Properties in the menu that comes up
Click the Sharing tab
And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.
You can remove write protection from your usb flash
drive using the below method:
1. Open start
menu, in the search bar type regedit
and press enter. This wil
open the registry editor.
2. Navigate to the
If the registry key StorageDevicePolicies
does not exist, you will need to create it manually.
3. Double click
the key WriteProtect
in the right window and set the value to
0 in the Value
Data Box and press OK button
4. Restart your
computer and try copying files into your USB drives.
Sometimes this problem is caused by two Windows
registry entries that have become corrupted. To fix the problem, you have to
use Registry Editor to delete the corrupted registry entries.
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, follow the steps as in the KB Article: