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USB flash drive says it is write protected


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#1 ricksnafu

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 12:26 AM

i did the trick with regedit, and turned write prorect off. i also tried diskpart. i still have a problem with my USB flash drive, where the conputer is saying it is write protected. I read that a virus could cause this. is this true? if so, which anti-virus software removes the virus?

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 01:02 AM

have you formatted the drive ?

 

Connect the USB drive, go to > Computer or > My Computer, right-click the drive and select > Format


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 01:17 AM

yes. i had used the drive a month ago. it has,a lot of stuff on it, with 5gb left of space. i just need to figure out why it says it is write protected.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 01:32 AM

Do you need the info that is on the usb drive ?


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 02:03 AM

To remove the write protection, simply open your Start menu, and click on Run. Type in regedit and press Enter. This will open the registry editor. Double-click the WriteProtect key located in the right side pane and set the value to 0.

 

If not, then try the following:
  1. Insert the memory stick into the computer.
  2. Go to My Computer and under Devices with Removable Storage look for your card reader.
  3. Right-click on it and click Properties.
  4. In the pop-up box, sometimes there's an option to Remove write-protection. Change the status of this option and try again

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