How to remove write protection from a flash drive?

Evgeny Lukashenko
Evgeny Lukashenko
May 25, 2012
How to remove write protection from a flash drive?

Flash drives have firmly established themselves in the portable storage media market. The convenience of flash memory is understandable: the size allows you to hide dozens of movies in your key ring, energy independence promises your files to live long, and the price of the question is just a trifle. But is everything so rosy with these flash drives?

How to remove the write protection from the flash drive yourself? Yes, there are failures. So the flash memory is naughty at times, categorically refusing to put anything into itself.

The most banal advice as an epigraph to the text of the article: check the body of the product itself. Often there is a sort of lever, it is designed to protect your flash drive. Yes, I myself sometimes forget to move it to the correct position, and then I break my head - a flash drive ... remove the write protection ... wtf ?! Lever decides :)

If everything is not so simple, and the IQ of the owner of the drive corresponds to its attentiveness (thumbs up for tolerance!), Let us examine the cases more seriously.

Go to the registry at HKLM \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet / Control \ StorageDevicePolicies, look for the WriteProtect parameter and set its value to 0.

Did not save? It does not matter, there are still ways! USB flash drive: how to remove write protection? Just! We google the JetFlash Recovery Tool, download / install, the interface is intuitive and simple, the utility is just a gift of God.

Did not the utility help? Professionals will help. I mean computer services, if you like the data. If the data is not important, format the memory and use it for health.

Here our story ends smoothly, and therefore arivederchi!