How to disable Write Protection from USB Drive? Are you looking for a way how to disable write protection from your USB drive? Then you are in the right place. In this article, I’ll tell you how easily you can disable write protection from your USB drive.
By using this method you will be able to disable the write protection from any flash drives. One method for all kinds of drives, like Pen drive, Hard drive, or SD cards.
So, let’s get started.
What is Write Protection in USB drives?
Write protection in any USB drives or in any Pen drives means you will not be able to copy and paste files on this USB drive. In short, the USB drive is only readable. The system can only read any data on this USB drive but it has no right to write anything on this USB drive. Even you cannot be able to create any folder or file on this USB drive.
Why has my USB become Write Protected?
When the USB drive gets full with files or near to that, it is common to get this Write Protection messages when you are trying to paste or copy any file in it. Sometimes when you are trying to paste any large file, you may also face this issue.
It depends on the file system too. You cannot be able to paste a large file if your file system is FAT32 (File Allocation Table). For pasting a larger file in your USB drive, make sure your USB drive’s file system is NTFS (New Technology File System).
How to Disable Write Protection from USB Drive
You can easily disable Write Protection from a USB drive. For that, you need to use Comand Prompt on your Windows PC. The Command Prompt is the simplest way to do this. And you can do it from any version of Windows. Windows 10, Windows 8, or 7, no problem.
To do that, simply follow those steps below…
- The fastest way you can open Command Prompt by launching the Run box (Win+R) and type in “CMD” and then OK. In Windows 10, you can search “CMD” or “Command Prompt” in the Search Bar.
- After launching Command Prompt, type “DiskPart” and hit enter. (You have to allow the administrative permission to do so)
- Microsoft DiskPart window will be opened up.
- Type in “List Disk” and hit enter. All the drives inserted in this PC or laptop will show up.
- If your USB drive is showing Disk 1, then type in “Select Disk 1” and enter. A message will show that this disk is now selected.
- Now type in “Attributes Disk Clear Readonly” and hit enter.
- You will see these disk attributes cleared successfully.
Now check your USB drive pasting any file in it. It will be working absolutely fine.
How to Write Protect my USB Drive?
If you want to make your USB drive write protected you can do so. It will help you in many ways.
- Your data will not be lost accidentally if you press the delete key.
- If you insert your USB drive into any computer, it will not get infected if the PC is infected.
- No one can steal your data in the first attempt.
- You can secure your project and important documents.
To do that follow these steps.
- Open Command Prompt and type in “DiskPart” and hit enter and allow Administrator permission.
- Type in “List Disk” and hit enter and choose the USB drive.
- If it is showing Disk 1, then type in “Select Disk 1” and hit enter.
- You will see the message Disk 1 is selected.
- Now type in “Attributes Disk Set Readonly” and hit enter. Task Completed.
So this is how you can make your Pen drive or USB disk completely Write Protected.
There are a lot of ways to fix that issue. But I found this method is simple and less complicated than other methods. After all, we just need quality output. So try these steps.