How to format a USB disk that appears to be wtite-protected?

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How to format a USB disk that appears to be write-protected?

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    It's been write-protected so that you can retrieve all your data from it. This is a feature built into USB drives that kicks in once the drive itself detects it has been damaged. Once you recover all your files, the next step is to throw the USB disk away. Break it, burn it, throw the ashes to the sea if you want to be sure no one gets your data out of it.

    You don't fix USB drives. You throw them away and buy a new one.

  • 1 month ago

    1. Click "Start", type: Regedit in the search box, click "Regedit.exe" to open the Registry editor when you see it is displayed at the top of the list.

    2. Then navigate to the following key: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

    3. Double-click on the "WriteProtect" value in the right-hand pane of Regedit.exe.

    4. Change the "Value" data from "1" to "0" and click "OK" to save the change.

    5. Close Regedit and restart your computer. Connect your USB flash drive or pen drive again, and you should find the write protection is removed and the device is no longer write protected.

  • 2 months ago

    Remove the write-protection.

  • 2 months ago

    that usually means they are faulty(damaged configuration). the only possible way to try and get the thing working is to run the stick maker diagnostics which will low level configure and erase it. copy off any precious data first. the best software is the stick makers own version but i give one link as an example of what i mean

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  • 2 months ago

    The following webpage states:

    "Remove write protection on USB flash drive/pen drive using Regedit.exe

    1. Click "Start", type: Regedit in the search box, click "Regedit.exe" to open the Registry editor when you see it is displayed at the top of the list.

    2. Then navigate to the following key: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

    3. Double-click on the "WriteProtect" value in the right-hand pane of Regedit.exe.

    4. Change the "Value" data from "1" to "0" and click "OK" to save the change.

    5. Close Regedit and restart your computer. Connect your USB flash drive or pen drive again, and you should find the write protection is removed and the device is no longer write protected."

    They do actually offer a FREE program that can do it if you're not comfortable in 'messing' with Regedit.

  • 2 months ago

    Would u swipe the disk in your butt?

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