Re: HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???
Sorry, but simply returning the drive is not working for me. Due to the nature of my work, I can not simply hand over my faulty drive and receive a new one, as the data on the drive can be read by ANYONE!!. There has to be a way to fix this PLEASE. I’m an accountant and are working with sensitive data!!
You’re not alone. Read this post and the one following it.
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
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?
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
Try this …it definitely works…I found it after lot of research online…
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…
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:
remove the password but i don’t no password
My usb pot is not working, always asking the write protection so please help me .
“please help me”
Read the posting 2 above yours.
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
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).
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.)
The subject is 8GB USB drive right protected. Removal?
Removal not possible.
Here are few links where you can get the problem refer and fix your issue
Please follow the directions and you can remove it.
On the usb flash drive its self there may be a switch that will add or remove copy protection
If you are sure that there is no write-protect switch. You can try low-level format it.
i have problem with my SANDISK,USB FLASH-DRIVE(8GB) that whenever i insert or plug it with some computer and try to write(CUT,COPY etc) it shows an error that THE DISK IS WRITE PROTECTED…can any one please suggest that why it is displaying such error…at first i think that this is problem with my pc but know the essue is same for all computer…
can any help me to resolve this issue???
i have problem with my SANDISK,USB FLASH-DRIVE(8GB) that whenever i insert or plug it with some computer and try to write(CUT,COPY etc) it shows an error that THE DISK IS WRITE PROTECTED…can any one please suggest that why it is displaying such error…
can any help me to resolve this issue???
Have you read any of the previous replies in this thread?
“can any one please suggest that why it is displaying such error…”
"can any help me to resolve this issue???"
""Have you read any of the previous replies in this thread? "
BEFORE YOU RETURN IT
If you have windows…
run command.com (just do a search for it it will be there)
In the old school command line box that no one seams to care about anymore type
chkdsk e: /F /X
where e: is the drive letter assigned to your usb stick.
Wait for a few minuites at most and you will probably have a perfectly writeable usb stick even if no errors were found.
Worth a try to saves days of waiting for a replacement in the mail or a trip into town.
my scandisk usb 16gm i can open or save any file from that usb please help me a simple solution for open it
HOW TO REMOVE WRITE PROTECTION FROM USB FLASH-DRIVE???