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-error/m-p/292848#M4651

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…

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-FLASH-DRIVE/m-p/289884/highlight/true#M4035

dear team

i want

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

@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).

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.)

Dear sir,

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

Return.

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5232/~/return-material-authorization-(rma)-process

Removal not possible.

Hello,

Here are few links where you can get the problem refer and fix your issue

Please follow the directions and you can remove it.

http://www.troublefixers.com/remove-write-protection-on-usb-pen-drive-or-memory-card-or-ipod/

or

http://www.techyv.com/questions/how-remove-write-protection-flash-drive

or

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.

http://m3rlinez.blogspot.com/2007/01/just-rescued-my-write-protected-usb.html 

Regards

Sharath

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???

@gsper wrote:

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? :confounded:

can any one please suggest that why it is displaying such error…

It’s broken.

"can any help me to resolve this issue???"

Yes, return it.   http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5232/~/return-material-authorization-(rma)-process

""Have you read any of the previous replies in this thread? :confounded:"

Obviously not.  :cry:

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???

@khalidanani wrote:

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

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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