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The Disk is write-protected. Remove the write-protection

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August 2, 2011 9:55:03 AM

i am coping a folder on my usb but its saying the disk is write protected. Remove the write protection....
what i have to do now to remove the write protection?
please help me out....
September 14, 2011 5:10:44 PM

bushhra said:
i am coping a folder on my usb but its saying the disk is write protected. Remove the write protection....
what i have to do now to remove the write protection?
please help me out....

May 27, 2012 1:19:29 PM

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for windows7

open Regedit and navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies
If there is a WriteProtect key (REG_DWORD) then
1 = Write Protect On
0 = Write Protect Off

Set to 0 and try (may have to reboot in some cases)


for XP

1. Go to the disk properties page.
2. Select the 'Hardware' tab.
3. In the 'All disk drives' list, select the name of the external device.
4. Click the 'Properties' button.
5. Select the 'Policies' tab.
6. Under 'Write caching and Safe Removal', select 'Optimize for performance'.
May 28, 2012 10:22:20 AM

There may be a two-way hard switch on the USB flash disk that renders writing on disk impossible. If there is such a switch, slide the switch to the opposite side to remove write protection.
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