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Newbie
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Registered: ‎11-15-2013

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

 
Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-11-2014

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB 16GB PENDRIVE FROM WINDOWS XP

I bought new sandisk 16gb usb pendrive in that i cant able to save the files nor i cant format because it is showing write protection and i tried to remove that but it is not happending. Please suggest me how to do that

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 2,424
Registered: ‎07-23-2010

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB 16GB PENDRIVE FROM WINDOWS XP

i tried to remove that but it is not happending. Please suggest me how to do that

 

Read some of the postings in this link for solutions.

 

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

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Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-31-2015

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

I have a SanDisk Cruzer Glide 128g and it is telling me that it is Write Protected, I did not place any write protection on the flash drive but it is there and now I cannot write anything to the drive. My first question is, how do I remove the write protect? And secondly, why is SanDisk putting drives on the market with potential problems for us consumers? Finally, the fix or repair should come from the company (SanDisk) not from us users who are experiencing the same problem. Where is SanDisk responsibility with this issue? Thanks and have a good day.

Dico

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 4,244
Registered: ‎07-18-2007

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

there is no fix. If it is showing write protected the drive locked it that way to prevent any possible data loss. Back up the data and contact sandisk support for a warranty replacement. if you have sensitive data on the drive let them know. they have a return process for that as well. 

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-08-2015

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

Hi I did it. but it doesn't work  (CHKDSK Command)

it says:  Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.

 

don't try it...wasting time

 

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-22-2015

How to format protected usb drive

Wow. thank you so much. it works Smiley Happy 

well if you guys having problem with finding 'Storage device policy'

then go to the same path :-

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control

then simply press Ctrl+f 

And type "StorageDevicePolicies" or "Storage Policies" any one that you like. it will take a little time 

and eventually it will  stop with highlited  text without thinking hit Delete or Press right click and choose delete and then 

try following

 

 

 

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..

 

 

 

i m really happy that i got my pendrive back. in working condition.Smiley LOL

 

Newbie
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-30-2015

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

I am also having the same promblem, can someone please help :/

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 16,082
Registered: ‎04-17-2008

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???


TheMultiGamer4 wrote:

I am also having the same promblem, can someone please help :/


 

Read this and follow the advice.

Newbie
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎08-02-2015

Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???

Hi

 

If you cannot copy, delete or send data from your pen drive or face problem when you format it. It shows en error message like “The disk is write protected. Remove the write protection or use another disk.” 

Basically write protection allows a pen drive to keep its content from being changed.

 

Number of Methods to fix write protection error on pen drive

Best ways to remove write protection error from your pen drive goes here:

 

Fix Error through Registry Editor

  • Go to “start” option of your computer and open Registry editor
  • For this you write a command “regedit” on run
  • When registry editor open, navigate the location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/Control/StorageDevicePolicies
  • In right side you will get a value named “WriteProtect“. Just right click and change the hexadecimal value from 1 to 0 and you got it. You have safely remove the write protection error.
  • Exit registry and restart your Operating System
  • Then connect your USB on PC

Note: If the value named “WriteProtect“ does not exist then follow same steps which is mentioned above , but change “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” with “HKEY_CURRENT_USER“.