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Tutorial How to Remove Write Protection In Pendrive/Sd Card

Discussion in 'Windows Tools & Tips' started by TheScript, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. First of all what is write protection?
    In write protected pendrive/memory card one cannot even delete or tranfer data that is quite annoying. While the uses of write protection is a good thing because it prevent files from being tampered with and the manufacturer can make sure all users are getting the same files, but it’s also very inconvenient. To remove this protection, you will need to format the drive and this fromatting is not just by clicking on format button it needs a special kind of format so you can enjoy the freedom of your pendrive/memory card. Now i am going to explain the best method step by step, Lets start now :- (

    How to Remove Write Protection In Pendrive or Sd Card:

    METHOD 1 :- Using Command Prompt
    Step 1: First of all plug in you write protected pendrive in your pc/laptop. Wait until the windows detect your pendrive or memory card. Now back up your data because your going to format it.
    Step 2: Now as we are using command prompt in this method so after connecting you pendrive/memory card open the cmd. To open cmd you can do this by simply going to “Start”, then just search for “Command Prompt”, or you can simply just type “cmd” in “Run” and command prompt should pop up.
    Step 3: Now in the command prompt, type in the drive letter of your pen drive with a colon at the end, like this: “ H: ” but without the quotation marks.
    Step 4: After entering the previous command in cmd, type “format” without the quotation marks. Here’s how to do it: “format H:” and then press “Enter.”

    Step 5: Now after completing the format proceed to closing command prompt.
    That's it you are done ! Enjoy

    METHOD 2:- Using Administrative Tools

    As i mentioned above that when your pendrive/memory card is write protected you can’t simply format it. So, you can formatis using administrative tools. Lets start this method step by steps:-
    Step 1: First of all open the control panel then click on the administrative tools then click on Defragment and Optimise Drives a window will be opens on the screen.
    Step 2: Now there list of all the drives and other removable devices connected to the pc/laptop.
    Step 3: Select your write protected drive carefully and then click on format then on ok.

    Step 4: Now your pendrive/memory card will be formatted and it will remove the write protection from your pendrive/memory card. Now your Done !

    Cridit to Helpertricks
  2. nice .. ;) ... salamats dito
  3. salamat dito. nagamit kona sa usb ko. :)
  4. tnx d2 pero pano kung gusto mo ibalik ang protect sd card? para walang permission mag delete?
  5. galing talaga ni sir!
  6. (nabasa ko lang sa ibang blogs at tested ko na to)


    First. Format your USB drive in NTFS file system.

    Second. Create a directory or folder where you will save your data, let’s say “DATA” folder; and make the root folder “read only” access to “Everyone” user group access right.

    Third. Create a text file inside the “DATA” folder and rename that file into DATA.EXE. And set the security setting to “deny all” for “Everyone” user access rights. This, I fondly called “creating a fake virus” to block the real viruses.

    Fourth, You acquire the ownership of your USB drive. The purpose? After formatting in NTFS file structure you can secure your USB drive or even your external hard disk drive like the way you do in securing a table in a data base. Make sure that you remove all access rights, including the access rights of “SYSTEM” group user. You can find all these features by right clicking the properties of the drive, e.g. “Drive F:” or whatever drive letter assigned by your computer to your USB drive.

    If you can only configure the root folder of your USB drive “Read Only,” then you can block almost all viruses that may attempt to write in your USB drive, such as “_” dash virus, “RECYCLER” virus, “Autorun.inf” virus, “Brontoc” virus, etc., etc. You will not worry at all even if you plug in your USB drive in any computer that is full of viruses.
    symbdark likes this.
  7. ayaw pa rin sir e :'(
  8. edwise12

    edwise12 Addict Established

    ayaw parin ang sabi write protected parin..meron bang the best na paraan para ma-disable or or maformat man lang ang write
    protected na flashdrive.
  9. sir ayaw pa rin po eh. write protected pa rin po. natry ko na rin mag ask sa instructor ko pero wala na daw paraan. totoo po ba un?
  10. salamat po dito:kiss::cat:
  11. very helpful...salamat po!!
  12. jadebladezz

    jadebladezz Enthusiast Established

    cannot format nthis volume is write protected galing mo..
  13. Ameril

    Ameril Addict Established

  14. thanks for sharing bossing(y)

  15. hello po! meron po yan tutorial sa mga write protected po! sa ÿôutubê.. search niyo lang! ^_^
  16. Not working po...thanks ts
  17. Same dito not working , but thanks for sharing boss
  18. karamihan flash/sdcards tlga ang sira,bili nlang bago.hehe
  19. Panu ibackup tol yung files dun sa write protected USB meron kac aqng ISO ng windows 7 dun please need help
  20. Thanks for sharing :)
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