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Ed_P
Posts: 1,756
Registered: ‎07-23-2010
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Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

You're not alone.  Read this post and the one following it.

 

http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/All-SanDisk-USB-Flash-Drives/Cruzer-32Gb-Flash-driver-write-protect-err...

Ed
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alisaim
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎04-30-2013
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Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

Step 1:

 

One more thing to check: 
> Click Start->Run, enter: regedit
> Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control
> Does sub-key StorageDevicePolicies exist? If yes, right click to delete this sub-key

 

 

Step 2:

insert the USB device, then

control panel->Admin Tools->Disk Management

Your boot drive will show as C:\ and under 
Layout will be Partition
File System will show NTFS

How does your USB show up?

Step 3:

So if you go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
look for StorageDevicePolicies -- if found, open it and look for WriteProtect - - delete the key

 

 

Step 4:

Try this ..it definitely works...I found it after lot of research online..

http://www.pny.com.tw/index.php?cls=2&mode=download

download and use Ufix-II

all the very best !! 

 

 

i have done these all but problem is same.....

 

plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz tell me what should i do now....

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Ed_P
Posts: 1,756
Registered: ‎07-23-2010
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Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

[ Edited ]

Do you have a PNY, HP or SanDisk flash drive?  If you have a PNY or HP drive did you try their RMA link? http://www.pny.com.tw/index.php?mode=repair

 

If you have a SanDisk flash drive try this link:

 

http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/All-SanDisk-USB-Flash-Drives/HOW-TO-REMOVE-WRITE-PROTECTION-FROM-USB-FL...

Ed
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kuttyvijay
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-25-2013
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Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

dear team

i want

remove the password but i don't no password

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nabin
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-26-2013
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Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

My usb pot is not  working, always asking the write protection so please help me .

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Ed_P
Posts: 1,756
Registered: ‎07-23-2010
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Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

"please help me"

 

Read the posting 2 above yours.

Ed
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yussop
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-05-2013
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Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

i have the problem to format sandisk pendrive...the pendrive show the disk write protected...when i follow step make easy to reformat pendrive write into Start > Run > type ‘regedit...bla bla...but my computer can't see StorageDevicePolicies at the end...so what can i do to  make my pendrive see this word and can format as usual...tq

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Tapeworm
Posts: 15,111
Registered: ‎04-17-2008
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Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???


yussop wrote:

i have the problem to format sandisk pendrive...the pendrive show the disk write protected...so what can i do


Read the reply 4 above yours (#33).

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pyotr2008
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-04-2010
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Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

I don't know about others, but the drive worked fine this morning when I uploaded files from an XP box

That after noon, on a Win7 machine - it won't accept writes or delete.

 

Meanwhile, the other two have been merrily writing and deleting from all three machines (xp, vista and win7).  Not reasuring to have a functional drive suddenly "quit" functioning when you need it.   (In this case, I did not happen to actually "need" it.)

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ksnamboodiri
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-08-2013
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Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

Dear sir,

 

The subject is 8GB USB drive right protected. Removal?