How to remove write protection on disk Tags: Drivers How To Write Protection Windows XP Last response: May 9, 2011 7:17 PM in Windows XP Share sammyboy_05 March 6, 2011 4:06:13 AM please help me! i can't delete a file in my local disk because it is write protected... plss.. More about : remove write protection disk Saga Lout a b \ Driver March 6, 2011 7:52:54 AM Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums. Some devices have a tiny switch which toggles Write Protect on and off so look for taht first. If there isn't one, go Start then Run and type regedit into the Open box and hit Enter. From the File menu select Export and note the name and location of the important Registry backup you're about to make in case something goes wrong. Then, navigate to the following key and if you find it, delete it. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies] “WriteProtect”=dword:00000001 Restart the computer - twice - and you shold be able to write to that stick. Needtoknow_95 May 9, 2011 7:17:02 PM i already tried the swichh up and down Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow to remove write protection on generic usb disk drive ForumHow to remove write protection from sd card disk ForumHow to remove write protection from disk ForumHow to remove write-protection on disk ForumHow to remove the write protection of the disk ForumHow to remove the write protection of the disk ForumHow can remove the write protection disk ForumHow to remove write protection on disk ForumHow to remove write protection on disk ForumHow to remove write protection on disk ForumHow to remove write protection on disk ForumHELP!!! Please with Windows XP ForumHow can i reinstall my sound driver on windows xp for free Forum[Solved] How long? ForumHow do you fix a code 31 ForumFloppy disk problem ForumFloppy disk is full and wont let me open ForumHow to restore factory settings on acer aspire 3003 laptop ForumHow to block the router time to get unlimited access to the internet ForumHow to remove write protection on disk More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !