Write protected usb memory stick Tags: Flash Media USB Write Protection Memory Storage Last response: December 11, 2010 5:16 PM in Storage Share uyapo makombo December 11, 2010 9:15:55 AM the stick does not have a switch for write protection and when i try to format it says the device is write protected. how can i remove the write protection? More about : write protected usb memory stick Emerald a b } Memory a b G Storage December 11, 2010 5:16:24 PM The main reason for this problem, it seems, is a virus. Try this first: In my Computer. right click on that drive's letter> Properties> Security>Change the permissions for Write to Allow. Some people were able to regain access to their USB drive via a Register Edit 1. Open Start Menu >> Run, type regedit and press Enter, this will open the registry editor. 2. Navigate to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies Note: If the registry key StorageDevicePolicies key does not exist, you will need to create it Download this batch file called add.bat, and double click after download the key will be automatically added to registry. http://www.troublefixers.com/wp-content/uploads/Miscell... 3. Double click the key WriteProtect in the right pane and set the value to 0 in the Value Data Box and press OK button 4. Exit Registry, restart your computer and then again re-connect your USB pen drive on your computer. That is it, done. Others were able to format their Drive using this utility. However it will erase your data, so back it up first. http://www.box.net/shared/9hgp81ndgs Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow do i remove write protection from a usb memory stick ForumHow do I remove write protection from a USB memory stick ? ForumWrite-Protected Memory Stick ForumWrite protection removal from the USB memory stick ForumHow do I remove the write protection from a USB memory stick ? ForumI am not able to format my memory stick , it says that disk is write protected ForumUSB memory stick has itself imposed write protect Forum" Write protected " USB thumb stick ? ForumHow do I remove write protection from a USB memory stick ? ForumHow do I remove write protection from a USB memory stick ? ForumHow do I remove write protection from a USB memory stick ? ForumHow do I remove write protection from a USB memory stick ? ForumHow do I remove write protection from a USB memory stick ? ForumHow do I remove write protection from a USB memory stick ? Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd ForumProblem with my USB memory stick ForumHow remove write protect in usb flash memory silicon power ForumMemory Card Reader ForumWhat to do when the disk is write protected ForumPendrive is wright protected More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !