How to Handle Write Protected Flashdisk? One of the problems that are quite annoying for computer users is when their flash drive suddenly cannot be used/formatted and it says write-protected. Even though it's not a big problem, for beginners, this write-protected problem is quite worrying, especially if they have some necessary data in their flash drive.
What is the real purpose of write-protected? Write protected as a situation where a flash cannot be written, write here includes activities such as adding data, deleting data, or formatting the flash. Everything can not be done if the flash is in a write-protected state. The appearance when your flash drive is write-protected is more or less like the image below:
Steps to Handle Write Protected Flashdisk
How to handle a write-protected flash drive, is carried out using several systems. Commonly used systems are Regedit and CMD. The first system that I want to explain is through Regedit, I tend to use this system to handle write protected on the flash.
- Open the Registry Editor tool by pressing the Windows key + R then type regedit and then Enter.
- Go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESY\STEM\Currentcontrolset\Control. Get a folder called StorageDevicePolicies, if it doesn't exist, you can create it manually.
- I think the StorageDevicePolicies folder doesn't exist so we need to create a manual. Please right-click on the Controls folder then specify New > Key.
- Rename the folder to StorageDevicePolicies.
- Right-click on the StorageDevicePolicies folder,
Specify the DWORD (32-bit) value if your windows use 32bit.
But if your windows use 64bit, specify the QWORD (64-bit) Value.
- Then rename it to WriteProtect. Then click 2X WriteProtect.
- In the Value data column, fill in 0, and in the Base column, specify Hexadecimal. Then specify OK, and close the Registry Editor window.
- Open Windows Explorer next on This PC / My Computer, do a refresh. Then remove your flash drive.
- Re-insert your flash and your flash pattern as usual.
If the Steps for Handling a Write Protected Flashdisk are not certain, you can use the low-pattern level HDD software contribution as the last option if it is not final because it can be concluded that the damage occurred to the hardware.
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