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    Solved: The disk is write protected : Can not write data or Format the USB drive


    Have you faced the annoying Error "the disk is write protected" when you try to write anything  or formatting the USB disk. This will stop you paste or create file to that disk. We generally see this error in Windows 10/8/7. 

    To Solve the situation we need to following steps. We will remove the write protection using the registry Editor. 

    1. Insert your pen drive to a computer.
    2. Click “Start” on the taskbar to open “Run” (windows + R button)and type in “regedit”.


    3. Go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”  and expand “System”.

    4. Find “Current Control Set” in “System” and expand  “Control” under that.
    5. Check whether there is a key named “Storage Device Policies” select that to change the value in “DWORD ” box into "0" and press “OK” to save the change. 


    If you do not find the key named “Storage Device Policies”, you can create a one: right click “Control” to create a new key and name it as “Storage Device Policies”. 

    Then right click this new key to open “DWORD ” and name it as “write protect”. Then change the number to 0. That's It. 




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