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Cannot remove write protection from pen drive

My name is Dzotepe,I bought a 4GB GXT Mobile Disk USB2.0 and loaded some images on it leaving a free space of 1.63GB. Anytime I want to copy something else on it or download sth on it this message keeps on popping up i.e.The disk is write protected.Please heip me because i want to delete some of the images and also save other materials on it. Thanks.

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Write protect can mean:


  • You do not have enough rights to modify. I came from another account.
  • It has an actual dip switch you move up and down.
  • The file is in use.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012

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ashishd19
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SOURCE: Remove Write Protection

Try this,
1.
Check out if the USB drive has a small swich for write protection. If its there try toggling the switch.

2.
Windows can all write protect flash drives. Check out this registry path,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies.

You may find a key here on the right side by the name 'WriteProtect'. If it's not there this would not be the cause of problem. If it's there, make sure that the value is 0.

Please let me know if this does'nt work.

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

karandhir
  • 55 Answers

SOURCE: disk write protected

you need to format your pen drive. insert your pendrive into it's port. then you'll get the drive for your pendrive ( which you find in my computer along with c, d and other drives). right click and you will find your format option over there. rest of the process is easy.. you'll figure it out :)

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

softwareguru
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SOURCE: Remove Write Protection

This seems to be the problem of most of us these days and some of our readers who wanted to know the methods how they can remove the Write Protected error from their USB drives like Pen Drives and memory cards.


What is Write Protected error and why it happens?
In the Write Protected error, we can’t write or copy any data in our flash drives and even can’t format the drive.
There are many reasons that cause this problem, let’s see solutions of them.
Solutions:
• First of all try to locate a small switch (if any, that you may have not noticed) at some place on the drive or memory card reader. This is the prime reason for this error. If there is one, switch it to the other side to turn the protection off.
• Yes I know this problem is also occurring these days without this switch but not to worry. Just download this helpful software form here

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/HDD-Low-Level-Format-Tool.shtml

and run it to execute a “low-level format” on the drive. This software is quite handy and may take few attempts to actually remove the error.
• The problem can also be caused by some virus activity so just get it scanned by some updated good anti virus which may solve your problem.
• BUT if none of the methods listed above solves your problem then your pen drive might have gone corrupted, so just get it replaced.
Hope any of the methods listed above solves your problem.
Update 1:
After the low level format, you may need to “Partition the drive“. Dont worry, partitioning a pen drive means allocating it its File System and Cluster Size that was lost after the Low Level Format.
For that:

  1. Run diskmgmt.msc in Run.
  2. In the disk management window, select the pen drive, right click on it and click on Format.
  3. Now choose the File System and Allocation Unit Size and do not check the boxes below.


Click OK and the drive will be reusable after this.
Update 2 (Better Solution):
Follow the steps in this post and just put the value 0 (zero) in step 5.
This will surely solve your problem now.


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Posted on Jan 08, 2010

piyush_gajer
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SOURCE: Write Protected Problem

Hi Sir myself piyush gajera sir i was used my pen drive from winxp to another os version. afterwards it gives me an error that disk is write protected. i tried to remove or format but again it gives me prob that it is write protected and not able to format. i used different solutions but unable to format or remove write protected. please help me. how can i remove this write protection. sir my email id is piyush_gajera147@yahoo.com kindly mail me as soon as possible. my Pen Drive is transced d33193. and it has no any stick to remove write protected. Thanks in advance. i have the same error while deleting or formating my pen drive My transcend 4GB pen drive when deliting data it ask to remove the write protection while formating the disk it shows write protected. when copying data it ask to remove the write protect

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You have to be the computers administrator to change any values on any hard drive on your computer click start control panel user accounts on the users tab click the name of the computer administrator you must have full control click 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 select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box then click permissions make sure you have all 3 boxes ticked full control changes and read in windows 7 click 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 open
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To protect your Pen Drive , Please follow the below steps :-

  1. Physical Security is the best security in case of Pen Drive, I would say keep the Pen Drive out of reach of anyone but you.
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Hi Sir myself piyush gajera sir i was used my pen drive from winxp to another os version. afterwards it gives me an error that disk is write protected. i tried to remove or format but again it gives me prob that it is write protected and not able to format. i used different solutions but unable to format or remove write protected. please help me. how can i remove this write protection. sir my email id is piyush_gajera147@yahoo.com kindly mail me as soon as possible. my Pen Drive is transced d33193. and it has no any stick to remove write protected. Thanks in advance. i have the same error while deleting or formating my pen drive My transcend 4GB pen drive when deliting data it ask to remove the write protection while formating the disk it shows write protected. when copying data it ask to remove the write protect

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This seems to be the problem of most of us these days and some of our readers who wanted to know the methods how they can remove the Write Protected error from their USB drives like Pen Drives and memory cards.


What is Write Protected error and why it happens?
In the Write Protected error, we can’t write or copy any data in our flash drives and even can’t format the drive.
There are many reasons that cause this problem, let’s see solutions of them.
Solutions:
• First of all try to locate a small switch (if any, that you may have not noticed) at some place on the drive or memory card reader. This is the prime reason for this error. If there is one, switch it to the other side to turn the protection off.
• Yes I know this problem is also occurring these days without this switch but not to worry. Just download this helpful software form here

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/HDD-Low-Level-Format-Tool.shtml

and run it to execute a “low-level format” on the drive. This software is quite handy and may take few attempts to actually remove the error.
• The problem can also be caused by some virus activity so just get it scanned by some updated good anti virus which may solve your problem.
• BUT if none of the methods listed above solves your problem then your pen drive might have gone corrupted, so just get it replaced.
Hope any of the methods listed above solves your problem.
Update 1:
After the low level format, you may need to “Partition the drive“. Dont worry, partitioning a pen drive means allocating it its File System and Cluster Size that was lost after the Low Level Format.
For that:
  1. Run diskmgmt.msc in Run.
  2. In the disk management window, select the pen drive, right click on it and click on Format.
  3. Now choose the File System and Allocation Unit Size and do not check the boxes below.


Click OK and the drive will be reusable after this.
Update 2 (Better Solution):
Follow the steps in this post and just put the value 0 (zero) in step 5.
This will surely solve your problem now.


rate me and vote me..

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Try this,
1.
Check out if the USB drive has a small swich for write protection. If its there try toggling the switch.

2.
Windows can all write protect flash drives. Check out this registry path,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies.

You may find a key here on the right side by the name 'WriteProtect'. If it's not there this would not be the cause of problem. If it's there, make sure that the value is 0.

Please let me know if this does'nt work.

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