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Unlocking write protected pen drive

1 GB Mosearbear pen drive have been unknowingly locked write protected.need help urgently.plz guide me how to unlock it. I am getting a message that says, unlock the write protection or use another disk

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  • marleeg Jul 06, 2008

    i think the toggle on the inside of the card is broken and that's why my lock switch isn't working. is this fixable or should i just throw this card away?

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    unlocking write protected pen drive

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Hi- some pen drive has a little switch on the ends of it, make sure you have it toggle or positioned on the unlock, look on both ends if it has a black switch to unlock it, if there is none try to reformat the pen drive, reply for any concerns. Yhanks!!

Posted on May 16, 2008

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Have TRANSCEND D33193 4GB pendrive when i plugged it in my PC it is not detected , some one please help me.........


all pen drives are like jokers of a pack of cards....they behave very funny when you need them....
one of the most stupid inventions of the computer world....are these pen drives....
they are very much likely to carry virus from PC to PC....unlike the CD / DVD that cant be written without using a write program.....like Nero etc....CD/DVD disk are write protected by default....but the USB sticks can be used by drag and drop files.....so the virus get in without the user doing anything....
also when you thingk that you are buying a 4 GB pen drive, some times the dulicate are not exactly 4 GB...they are just 1 GB...and show 4GB as capacity...after using for some time they show their real face(1GB) and the drive becomes useless....
To tell you the fac many mfg are packing more and more space into a pen drive...like 32 GB, etc...but actually the physical capacilty is only 2 GB but expanded to 8 Gb / 12 / 16 GB using a compress program....after few uses....that becomes usless.....

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How to remove the overwrite protection in 8 GB pen drive?


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 pen drive is write protected plz help


1.Look for a switch or button on the side of the micro SD card or adapter. It might have a lock/unlock symbol on it. 2.Move the switch to the "Unlocked" position to remove write protection. This position may also be labeled "R/W" for read/write. If you have no switch, continue to Step 3. 3.Download and install Sony EzRecover and attempt to use it to format the card (this will erase all content). If this doesn't work, try Step 4. 4.Delete and repartition the micro SD card using Windows XP. Select "Control Panel" > "Administrative Tools" > "Disk Management." Select the micro SD drive and click "Delete." Right-click on empty drive and select "New Partition."

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My Kingston 4 GB Pen Drive became 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 reg edit 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 Storage Device Policies 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.
writeprotectionregistry_thumb.jpg
3. Double click the key Write Protect in the right pane and set the value to 0 in the Value Data Box and press OK button

Please rate me if this solution works for you

Thanks......Have a great time

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Write protection on 8 gb 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.
writeprotectionregistry_thumb.jpg
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
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google_protectAndRun("ads_core.google_render_ad", google_handleError, google_render_ad); 4. Exit Registry, restart your computer and then again re-connect your USB pen drive on your computer. That is it, done.
In case you still find an issue, please leave a comment below.

Updated on 28th May 2009
After a lot of user comments telling that the above method does not work for them, we tell you another method which you can follow to solve the “Pen Drive is Write Protected” problem.
If the above method does not work for you, follow the below steps:
1. Copy all the important data from this drive to your computer because this method will format the drive and erase all the data on the pen drive.
2. Now download the Apacer Formatting Utility, Unzip this utility to a folder on your hard disk, preferably on a folder on desktop screen for easy access (Do Not Try To Save it on pen drive). Keep your pen drive plugged in, and double click on the Start.bat file in the folder where you unzipped the above utility. This will start formatting your pen drive, wait till the formatting completes and the LED on your pen drive stops blinking. Remove your pen drive after than and plug it in again.
The above two steps will solve the problem. If you still face the problem, follow the below steps:
1. Goto Start > Run, type cmd and press enter, this will open command prompt.
2. Type the following command on the command prompt replacing X with the drive letter of your pen drive.
CHKDSK X: /F
The above two methods will help you fix the problem.
Note: For all those who are out of luck in fixing the problem with their portable drives, I would suggest you to get your drives checked or replaced by the manufacturer to fix it for you

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I have 8 gb trancend pen drive and it is showing


Hi,
This can be simply removed by changing the position of the write protect lock on the pen drive body. Please refer the figure.
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Please come back and rate my solution if turns to be helpful for you or also if you need more clarification. Thnx :)

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4 gb pen drive give write protected error


Save the contents in the pen drive (this process will delete all the files in ur pen drive) and then download this http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.8A.zip,unzip it n run.....click "Format". Make sure u have connected only the pen drive u wanna recover to computer,this tool is very blind n it doesnt allow u to choose which removable drive to format..it formats the first removable disk (seems so). Gud luckmoz-screenshot.png

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Pen drive shows device is write protected while formatting. So please give me solution so that I can format the Pen drive & use it again. Kingston Pen drive with 4 GB capacity. Using Windows XP...


if you see your pen drive properly you will find a lock that you need to switch to other side for unlock device

this lock make device write protected

hope it helped you

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My Pen drive is 1 Gb Transcend,When i format it show 4 Gb & Error


its probably a virus trying formating on windows 98 or on linux based system may work for u also check when the pen drive isnt connected properly or the usb port or connection is loose it may say a read only pen drive due to slow speed connection of pen drive to computer

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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.

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