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Disk is write protected usb

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October 25, 2012 3:36:02 PM

write protected please help remove

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a b G Storage
October 25, 2012 3:54:40 PM

format it or flip the little switch on the side of it that protects it.

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October 26, 2012 8:14:52 AM

if you're using windows 7
Open a command prompt window (start –> run –> type in the run window cmd

In the command prompt type "diskpart" Type "list volume" this will list all the drives on your computer and give them all volume numbers.

Next you want diskpart to set focus on the write protected drive "select volume #" which ever volume is the disk in question.

Now enter "attributes disk clear readonly" and then type "attributes volume clear readonly"

Check the drive in question, you should now be able to access the disk with full permissions.
if in XP open registry (regedit.exe)
then open the root : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Storagedevicepolices .... search for "write protected " now set the value to "0"
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April 19, 2013 6:53:53 AM

Hi, I followed the steps given by you. It did perform the "attributes disk clear readonly" but it didn't perform "volume clear". It said that the operation is not supported on removable media.
December 7, 2013 4:12:26 AM

Why is this question marked as "solved"? It clearly isn't... and the OP (apparently) didn't mark it as such...?