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Windows 7: Memory Stick Write Protected

26 Jul 2011   #1
wizkid

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 
Memory Stick Write Protected

Hi,

I am having a problem each time I insert a memory stick into my laptop that is running Windows 7 Ultimate and I try and format it, it says that the device is write protected does anyone know how I can remove this? I have checked and there is no switches on the memory stick to enable / disable write protection.

Thanks,


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26 Jul 2011   #2
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

What brand, make and model of memory stick?
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26 Jul 2011   #3
wizkid

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

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26 Jul 2011   #4
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Is there some sort of tab/switch on the flash drive to lock/unlock drive, like on SD cards.
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26 Jul 2011   #5
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Here is a registry edit fix, backup first before you attempt it.

go to run->Type Regedit->search " StorageDevicePolicies" --> open Write Protected File and and change the value into " 0 ". then click ok. Then Remove Your Device and Insert It
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26 Jul 2011   #6
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I found this too;

How to remove write protection from flash memory.

1. Turn on your computer and plug in the drive after your operating system has loaded.

2. Open "My Computer" and search the list of drives until you find your [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]USB [COLOR=blue !important]drive[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] letter.

3. Right-click on the name and click "Properties." Once the options have loaded, go through the tabs until you see the option to remove write protection. If this does not work, go to the next step.

4. Visit the company website for your USB drive. Go to the help or support section and search for "write protection."

5. Click on the download section and search for "write protection software remover." Download the program and install it on your computer.

6. Open the software program. Go to "Option" and click "Remove Write Protection" to unlock your USB drive.
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26 Jul 2011   #7
wizkid

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
Here is a registry edit fix, backup first before you attempt it.

go to run->Type Regedit->search " StorageDevicePolicies" --> open Write Protected File and and change the value into " 0 ". then click ok. Then Remove Your Device and Insert It

Thanks very much bassfisher652, the problem is now fixed. Will rep now.
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