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Flash drive write protected can't move files

I cant move my files from my computer to my flash drive because it says that my flash drive is write protected.. how can i fix this?please i need your help tnx

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  • darthleo Mar 06, 2008

    no, my flash drive don't have any buttons or the likes at its side. an error message always pops out when ever i insert it in my computer.. it says: Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk\DR5... and whenever i transfer files from my computer to my flashdrive, it always say that it is write protected.. my problem is to how to remove the write protection..thanks

    email me: leo_dylan_uplb03@yahoo.com

  • ibnuisak Apr 05, 2008

    Pleas solve these problem for me, my flash disk says when I try to format "the disk is write protected" and be informed that my flash has protection botom. please help

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2008

    trying to move picture files onto memory card

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2008

    drive is write protected

  • Douglas S Stiles Aug 14, 2008

    Have a Transcend 8G flash

    Same problem after using MS SyncToys to copy data

    No switch anywhere to write protect

    Tried it on another computer just in case, but same result, still write protected

    Tried formating-but no go

    What the????

  • dh88comet Sep 24, 2008

    Exactly the same as everyone else. Have a 4GB PNY usb flash drive, I've been using it for weeks with no problems, suddenly it just annouces that it is write protected, and there is NO switch or tab of any kind on the device.

  • rbrooking Dec 01, 2008

    I only have taken a dozen pics using the card and it became protected not allowing me to read, write or format. I have moved the small lock to both positions and it is still protected. This is a Kingston SD/2GB

    Please email me.

  • careltza Dec 22, 2008

    Hi I have a Flash Drive 1G it says it is write protected when i want to load new file also can not format the drive

    please help!!!!

  • noor_mohamed Feb 24, 2009

    write proect problem how to formet

  • vineeth_vinc Mar 22, 2009

    My 8GB Transcend jet flash v30 drive got locked, i can't copy files into it. How can i remove the write protection?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Sandisk cruzer saves all my video and JPG files as short cut and the original stays in system32 directory. I cant move these files to hard drive. How to fix it? I can read it from flash drive only.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    my 8GB Benq generic Flash drive is write protected help me to fix it

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A small lock is presents in side of your flash drive ,u just change the current position of this lock
done,now try to copy or your work
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Anyone can help me to my problem with my 2GB imition USB flash drive, it has been writed-protected and there is no switch to disable it, what should i do to this kind of protection. plzzzzz help...

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How we can remove write protection from USB flash


Here are the 3 solutions I'm aware of.
1. Look for a small switch on the side and move it to the other position. 2. From windows explorer, right click on stick under My Computer-> properties->take the tick out of read-only box. 3. Download and run this file. It will format your USB even if it is write protected. http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip

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How do i remove write protection from a memory card 4GB cant delete files or move files,if i want to format it says remove the write protection


+look if your lock switch on the memory card is in ON position generally this is the case if it is ON then switch it OFF and try moving the files to or from the memory card

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I have TRANSCEND D33193 when i try to format, I have TRANSCEND D33193 when i try to format, or delete files from it, it shows YOUR DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED!


Write Protection on any portable USB Device can be applied by the physical lock provided on the card adjuster or some times provided on the pen drives, so make sure to make your drive not write protected by moving the lock in right direction.

But even after moving the physical lock for write protection the problem can happen due to some virus action. This happens when some virus or script which applies the registry hack to make any drive write protect when connected to the computer, In that case follow the procedure below to remove write protection from your pen drive.

1. Open Start Menu >> Run, type regedit and press Enter, this will open the registry editor.

2. Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies


Note: If the registry key StorageDevicePolicies key does not exist, you will need to create it

Download this batch file called add.bat from here, and double click after download the key will be automatically added to registry.

3. Double click the key WriteProtect in the right pane and set the value to 0 in the Value Data Box and press OK button



4. Exit Registry, restart your computer and then again re-connect your USB pen drive on your computer. That is it, done.

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My memory stick is write protected...i cant add/delete files.


CHECK if it is not physically protected, a small button/switch might be on the stick!
THEN, try any other flash drive or memmory stick to locate the target problem (memorry stick, or usb port mulfunction or even security/driver issue).

PLUS, there are some programes that might protect flash drives, check if u have any, and uninstall them, and make sure u have deleted ther HIDDEN system files located on the stick!

gd luck.

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Remove Write Protection


click on it by right click and then format, if this cant be done then read the user manual that comes with a werbtin i am using the same type

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Flash drive write protected? can't add files


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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2. Format

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I cant format my transcend 2 gb pen drive it says write protected


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