[Try 5 Ways] How to remove the write protection from Pen drive?

By | November 14, 2021

Hey! do you want to know How to remove the write protection from Pen drive then should read this article.

How to remove the write protection from Pen drive

What is Write Protection in Pen Drive/USB?

If your pen drive is showing write-protected then you cannot make any changes to the files or format the drive. If your pen drive has to write protection for some reason, then you can remove its write protection.

If your Pen drive or SD card is locked or damaged by any security software, then it is difficult to remove its write protection. If your pen drive has become write protection and you want to remove it, then there is no need to worry much because we will tell you in this blog how to remove it.

Whenever we want to copy a file from Write-Protection drive, then this type of error comes on the screen-“This Disk is Write Protected. Remove the write-protection or use another disk.”

write protection error during copy any file

If you try to format write -protection USB drive, Pen drive, or SD card then you get this type of error. The disk is write-protected.

error during format pen drive write protection

If the above message is coming in copy or format, then read this article completely and follow the steps. We will tell you 5 easy ways through which you can easily remove write protection. let’s start now

How to remove the write protection from Pen drive on Windows 11/10/8?

If you want to remove write protection whether windows 11/10/8, you can easily remove it by following the same procedure.

1. Toggle the switch on the drive If Available

Many USB drives have write-protection switches installed, you may have forgotten to turn that write protection switch on or you have kept it for some reason. If your pen drive write protection is triggered on, then turn it off and try to format or copy again.

write protection pen drive
Source: Amazon for purposes of knowledge

If your pen drive or USB drive does not have a trigger switch, then you should not follow this step, you should follow Method 2.

2. Allow Read-Write Permission to Pen Drive

It may be that the properties of read-write are not allowed in your user accounts. To give read-write permission to pen drive, follow the process given below-

STEP#1. Navigate to This computer and select Pen drive.

STEP#2. Right, Click on a pen drive and select properties<security.

STEP#3. Select the user and click on edit. Now allow read-write permissions.

STEP#4. Apply and exit.

GIVEN READ WRITE PROPERTIES TO PEN DRIVE

We hope to write protection has been removed from your pen drive. If still, the problem is coming then you can follow method 3.

3. Remove Read Only Attributes Using CMD

Yes, you can remove the write protection on your USB drive through command but you should have administrator rights or run CMD as administrator.

To remove write protection from Pen drive using CMD follow these steps-

STEP#1. Navigate to Start and search CMD.

STEP#2. Run CMD as administrator.

Now, Enter the following commands one by one and press enter after each command –

diskpart

listdisk

select disk 0 (Type your disk number from the list disk).

attributes disk clear readonly

remove write protection using CMD

If you follow the above command then write protection will be removed from your pen drive and you can copy or format it easily. We hope to write protection has been removed from your pen drive. If still, the problem is coming then you can follow method 4.

4. Remove Write Protection From Pen drive Using editing of Registry

Disclaimer:

Changing of Registry is not recommended by Microsoft, but it is required in times when we encounter such an issue. If you are doing changes on the registry to make sure to do it carefully.

You can remove write protection of pen drive-through windows registry if your problem is not solved even after doing the above steps then you can do it through the registry.

Do these steps only if you have knowledge about the windows registry or else your operating system may be damaged. Before editing the Registry, you should take a backup and then edit it.

To remove write-protection using Windows registry on Windows 11/10/8 follow these steps-

STEP#1. Navigate to Run and type regedit and hit enter.

STEP#2. Click Yes on edit windows registry editor.

STEP#3. Now follow the following path-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

STEP#4. Navigate to the right side double click on write protect. Now change the value from 1 to 0.

write protection

STEP#5. Restart your computer after editing the Windows registry.

5. Remove Write protection using Third-Party Software

If the above step is not able to solve your problem then you can do third-party software through which you can remove write protection. You can download and install the software given below-

  1. AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional Edition.
  2. EaseUS Partition Master Free.
  3. MiniTool Partition Wizard.

So, This is all about the “How to remove the write protection from Pen drive”. Please comment on this article. if you have any doubts and queries please Comments to us.

FAQ: How to remove the write protection from Pen drive?

Q1. How to remove the write protection from Pen drive without the software?

Q2. How to remove write protection for USB drive?

Ans. To remove write protection for USB drive follow these steps
1. Toggle the switch on the drive If Available
2. Allow Read-Write Permission to Pen Drive
3. Remove Read Only Attributes Using CMD
4. Remove Write Protection From Pen drive Using editing of Registry
5. Remove Write protection using Third-Party Software.

Q3. How to remove write protection from pen drive in windows 11/10/8?

Ans. you can follow the above steps to remove write protection from the pen drive in windows 11/10/8.

Q4. How to remove write protection from pen drive using cmd on Windows 11/10?

Ans. To remove write protection from pen drive using cmd on Windows 11/10 follow these steps-
STEP#1. Navigate to Start and search CMD.
STEP#2. Run CMD as administrator.
Now, Enter the following commands one by one and press enter after each command –
diskpart
listdisk
select disk 0 (Type your disk number from the list disk).
attributes disk clear readonly

Q5. How to remove write protection from sony/ Netac pen drive?

Ans. To remove write protection from sony/ Netac pen drive follow the above of steps.

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