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Sunday, 1 March 2015

How to format a write protected usb flash disk



How to format a write protected usb flash disk

  • Click start
  • then run regedit 
  • go to this directory HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Currentcontrolset\control\ 
  • if you can't find StorageDevicePolicies under control folder 
  • then make some new one.
 Follow this steps: 



step 1:-go to this directory HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Currentcontrolset\control\ 

again and right click control folder 

step 2:-select new, then click key and rename the new key #1 folder into 
StorageDevicePolicies 

step 3:-right click StorageDevicePolicies folder and select new DWORD(32-bit) Value 
for 32-bit Operating System and select new DWORD(64-bit) Value 
for 64-bit Operating System 

step 4: 
rename dword newer folder into WriteProtect, then double click WriteProtect 
and change the value data into 0 with hexadecimal base, Then close regedit 

step 5:-open my computer and refresh it 5 times without do anything to your usb, and 
properly eject your flash drive 

step 6:-plug in your usb again into your computer and format it using exfat instead of fat32 


Now, you can use your flash drive again....

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