How To Remove Write Protection From USB Or SD Card
How To Remove Write Protection From USB Or SD Card

We are going to discuss four ways to remove write protection from your USB Or SD card. Follow the whole post to know about it.

Write protection in any media is a security in a media by which it doesn’t let a user edit any content in it that means we can’t delete, Also copy paste or cut any content of that media Also, our media say our USB Pendrive will not even get formatted.

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It will display the error message like “Disk is Write Protected” or “Remove The Write Protection or Use another USB”. These all errors are because of write protection on our Pendrive or SD cards. There are many ways to fix this but in this post, I will tell you the best methods to remove write protection 2016 without any software.

How To Remove Write Protection From Your USB Or SD Card

#1 Method: Check Device For Virus

Check Device For Virus
Check Device For Virus

Sometimes there is the possibility that writes protection error can be because of some viruses which can easily harm your USB device. To remove this, scan your media with the best antivirus and then remove a virus from it. By this, your write protection will get easily removed.

#2 Method: Checking Write Protection Button

Checking Write Protection Button
Checking Write Protection Button

Many USB devices come with a write protection button. Sometimes when this button remains on the write protection, an error will get displayed on copying, pasting and deleting any file from the media device. To remove the error, check the button on the side of the SD card if the button is on then put it off and by this Write Protection of USB will get removed.

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#3 Method: Using Command Prompt

In this method, we will remove write protection from Pendrive using commands in Cmd. This will fully clean the write protection of the Pendrive.

Step 1. Click on Start->Cmd. Type Diskpart and press enter.

Using Command Prompt
Using Command Prompt

Step 2. Type list disk.

Using Command Prompt
Using Command Prompt

Step 3. Type select disk 1 and this will select your Sdcard/USB Pendrive.

Using Command Prompt
Using Command Prompt

Step 4. Now type “attributes disk clear readonly” and press enter.

Using Command Prompt
Using Command Prompt

Now exit from cmd and format your Sdcard/USB Pendrive. This will remove write protection from your SD card or Pendrive.

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#4 Method: Using Registry Editor

In this method, we will edit some registry values of computer as when they are overwritten by some reason, our media can show error message of Write Protection

Step 1. Open Run -> type Regedit -> click on Registry Editor.

Using Registry Editor
Using Registry Editor
Step 2. Now follow up this path in Registry Editor
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentConrolSet/Control/StorageDevicePolicy

Step 3. There you will find write protection option just click on it and set its value to 0.

Using Registry Editor
Using Registry Editor

That’s it! you are done. By this, the default value of write protection register will be changed and the write protection will permanently get removed from that media device.

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What If You didn’t Find StorageDevicePolicies?

If you can’t find StorageDevicePolicies in Registry Editor then you can create a key For that you need to head over Registry Editor and follow this path

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>System>CurrentControlSet>Control
Using Registry Editor
Using Registry Editor

Here you need to right click on the white space in the control folder and choose New>Key and carefully enter the name “StorageDevicePolicies”

Using Registry Editor
Using Registry Editor

Now double click on the newly created folder and right click and then choose New>DWORD and name it WriteProtect and set its value to 0. Click OK, exit Regedit and make sure to restart your computer.

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So above are the Best four methods for How To Remove Write Protection. You can use any method from the listings and comfortably remove write protection from the Pendrive or SD card. If any of the methods doesn’t work on the computer then try any other method from the above four and it will definitely remove the protection and you will be easily able to format your media device and also can Cut, Copy and Paste anything in it. Don’t forget to share this post. Leave a comment below if you face any problem at any step.



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