Fixing The Disk Is Write Protected Errors

Write protection keeps your drive or memory card safe from being changed or formatted. If you enable the written protection on your device then no one can able to delete, change, edit or format it without disabling the written protection.

Sometimes the written protection enable’s it ourselves just because of viruses and it creates problem for user to use it, that’s why I make this tutorial to show you how to disable the written protection on USB drive and cards.

So Let’s See

Here are some of the solutions what you can try step by step to disable this error and use your Pendrive smoothly.

Solution 1 – Write Protect Enable/Disable Switch

Most of the Pendrive and SD card having a switch which can turn On/ Off the write protection just by switching the switch.

So, if you enable the write protections by mistake then find that switch and turn off the protection.

Solution 2 – Change the Drive Permissions   

Changing the drive permission can help sometimes. So, change the permission if someone changed it or it was done by some viruses.

Just tick the “Full Control” under “Everyone” username.

Now try to format you drive after changing the permission. If that won’t works for you then move on to our next solution.

Solution 3 – Changing Windows Registry

Windows registry contains numbers of permission in it to run your windows in a perfect way. We can able to change the registry and make our windows reliable to use it. Here’s below we show you how to change the registry for write protected.

Step 1 – Open “regedit”.

Step 2 – Find the “StorageDevicePolicies” in the Regedit.


Note: Scroll down until you find the StorageDevicePolicies.

Step 3 – Open the “WriteProtect” and change the value 1 to 0.

Step 4 – Save the setting and restart your computer.

If you didn’t find the “StorageDevicePolicies” in your “control” tab that means you’ll have to create one, here is the video below to show you how to do that.

Now that will fix your problem completely if this problem still remains that means you have a problem in your Pendrive, you can move to our next solution to completely format your drive and fix it.

Solution 4 – Diskpart Format 

We use Diskpart to fully format our drive and that command is really effective to clean your Pendrive completely. This trick will able to fix your “write protected USB” by just using simple command what we show bellow.

Step 1 – Open CMD as administrator.

Step 2 – Type “diskpart

Step 3 – Type “list disk”. That will show all connected disk to your computer.

Step 4 – Type “select disk 1” (For example, type “select disk 2” if disk 2 is the write-protected).

Step 5 – Type “clean”.

Step 6 – Type “create partition primary”.

Step 7 – Type “select partition 1”.

Step 8 – Type “format fs=fat32”. Now wait until the format is complete.

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