When enabled, write protection
is a setting that blocks any sort of modification or deletion of a file on a disc. If you are experiencing an issue when attempting to copy or delete files on a USB flash drive, there is a very simple solution that will allow you to remove this setting, giving you the capability to modify, copy, or delete any files from your USB drive.
How To Remove Write Protection on a USB
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.
The next step is to navigate to the following path:
Double-click the WriteProtect
key located in the right side pane and set the value to 0
. Go to the Data Value
box and press OK
To finish, simply restart your system, and then reconnect your USB pen drive to the computer.