USB Flash Drive is write protected - How do I remove it?

By ddelpilar ·
While transferring files from my PC to my USB Flash Drive. I received an error message - The Disk can not be written because it is write protected. Please remove the write protection from the volume in drive \Device|Harddisk1\DR5.

How do I do this?



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USB Storage write protection (Fix)

by dantoys In reply to USB Flash Drive is write ...

chkdsk chkdsk chkdsk

yup, fixes many problems...


1) Start > Accessories > Run Command Prompt As Administrator
2) type > >chkdsk t: /F /X
(use your own drive letter where f: is)

wait a bit... when it finishes, try to make a new folder if you can, all is well..

Hope this helps someone.

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Remove Write-Protection

by dmiles In reply to USB Flash Drive is write ...

Before starting check for small write protection switch

How to remove a write protection from your USB memory Stick if there is no Write protection ON or OFF button on stick then
1. Shutdown your computer or laptop
2. Insert USB Memory Stick into your laptop or Computer
3. Turn on laptop and then immediately start pressing (F key then Advanced Boot Options screen will come up
4. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt
5. After loading files if your USB Memory Stick drive letter is (G) for example then write as
6. C:\windows\system32>G: and press enter
7. G>format G: and press enter
8. If ask you (Y/N) then press (Y) and press enter
9. Now a full format will start which remove write protection from USB Memory Stick.
Before removing USB from your computer, Always remove it safely by going into to my computer then right click on USB and click eject

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