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How To Remove Write Protection From USB Drive Or SD Card

How To Remove Write Protection From USB Drive Or SD Card

Write protection in any media is a type of data security by which it doesn’t let a user edit any content in it, that means we can’t delete it, We can’t copy/ paste or cut any content of that media and even we can’t delete or format our pendrive if it exist in it.

It will display the error message like “Disk is Write Protected” or “Remove 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 best methods to remove write protection without any software.

Remove Write Protection From USB Drive

1. Check Device For Virus

Check Device For Virus

Sometimes there is 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 best antivirus and then remove a virus from it. By this, your write protection will get easily removed.

2. Checking Write Protection Button

Checking Write Protection Button

Many USB devices come with a write protection button. Sometimes when this button remains on write protection, an error will get displayed on copying, pasting and deleting any file from the media device.

To remove error, check button on the side of SD card if the button is on then put it off and by this Write Protection of USB will get removed.

3. 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.

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

Type Diskpart

Type list disk.

list disk

Type select disk 1 and this will select your Sd card/ USB Pendrive.

select disk 1

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

attributes disk clear readonly

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

4. 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

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

type Regedit

Now follow up this path in Registry Editor


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

find write protection option

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.

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



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


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.

So above are best four methods to remove write protection from usb and other. You can use any method from the listings and comfortably remove write protection from 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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