How to Remove USB Write Protection in Windows 10

Has the write protection tab on your Pendrive been broken ? This is undoubtedly a problem since in this way you will not be able to write on it again… or is it? Today in Tuto Windows 10 you will learn how to remove write protection from a USB in Windows 10 easily and quickly .

What Is USB Write Protection And What Is It For?

It is a security system that prevents someone from saving information on a Pendrive by mistake . Normally it is enabled with this tab and in case we try to save a document if it is enabled we will receive the following message from Windows:

“Write Protected Disk”

This is great, the only problem is that with the passage of time and its use, this tab can break so it would be impossible for us to save new information. That is why I have considered this tutorial useful to know how to remove write protection from a USB .

How to Remove USB Write Protection in Windows 10

Next we are going to offer 2 methods to remove the write protection from a flash drive , the first will be through a program , the second will be through the use of the Windows registry editor .

Remove USB Write Protection With EASEUS Partition Master

You can download the program to remove USB write protection for free directly from the following website .

In case this method does not work for you, we are going to show you how to remove USB write protection without programs, easily and quickly .

Remove USB Write Protection Ultimate Method

The first thing we are going to do is press the following quick keyboard shortcut :

  • Windows + R.

We will see the Windows launcher and write “Regedit.EXE” in this way we will enter the “Windows Registry Editor” .

Once inside we must do the following:

  1. We enter the following path without quotes “HKEYLOCALMACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlStorageDevicePolicies” .
  2. We enter the “ StorageDevicePolicies” folder .
  3. Right-click on the WriteProtect” file .

Now a menu will appear where we must enter “Modify” .

Remove Write Protection From A Pendrive In Windows 10

To cancel the write protection of a pen , we must give it the value “0” (without quotes) in “Value information” , as in the photo.

What to Do If StorageDevicePolicies Is Not Appearing?

It is possible that when trying to apply this tutorial you realize that the StorageDevicePolicies folder does not exist . To solve this problem you will have to create it manually, for this you must follow these steps:

  • Go to the “Control” folder .
  • Give the right mouse button and click on “New” .
  • Point to “Key” in the pop-up menu and name the new folder StorageDevicePolicies .

Finally, within StorageDevicePolicies  you must press the right mouse button and give it a DWORD (32 Bits) value and we will name it WriteProtect.

And as we did in the previous step, we must assign the value “0” and that’s it.

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