How to format USB Drive Write Protected for Window 7,8 and 10

Utilizing removable Circle/Pendrives in Windows and a hefty portion of you are facing issue i.e. The disk is write-protected and the disk cannot be formatted essentially this issues are getting in Moserbaer and ScanDisk Pendrives. Some removable storage devices like USB blaze drives or pen drive have write protected which is intended to help users counteract surprising information misfortune by declining to erase or arrange. At times the gadget might be degenerate or physically broken and no tricks or programming will make it work once more.

And Because of this, you may feel that the device is not usable and you ought to toss it to dustbin. Be that as it may, hold up! In case you’re truly going to do as such, why not have a go at something to make this circle again this writable. Here are the three fixes you can attempt to make your USB drive working once more:

How to format USB Drive Write Protected for Window 7,8 and 10

First Method to format USB Drive Write Protected

How to erase and format a write-protected USB flash drive & pen drive using Regedit.exe

1). Create a system restore point first and then press Windows Key + R combination, type put regedit in Run dialog box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor

fromat usb drive write protected

2). In the left pane, navigate here


format usb drive write protected

3). In the left pane of this location, right click Control key and select New -> Key. Name the new sub-key so created as StorageDevicePolicies. Now come to the right pane of this sub-key i.e. StorageDevicePolicies, right click and select New -> DWORD Value. Name the newly created DWORD as WriteProtect. In some cases, you might find that this DWORD under the sub-key already exists and the DWORD has a Value set to 1. Double click on the DWORD to modify its Value data

usb drive write protected

Second Method to format USB Drive Write Protected

In case people are still having this issue I’ve tried 10 different ways to get some of my USB sticks to work and they all failed. I used Rufus 2.11 and finally got my USB sticks off the write-protection death-loop (they were all SanDisks 4gb – 8gb, 1 Blade, 2 Cruzers). A quick Background – I was using them individually to install various OS options, I think Chrome OS tool was the biggest culprit in causing issues with write-protection.

click the Drop down arrow for Advanced Options – and select the “Add Fixes for Old Bios, (Extra Partitions, align, etc.)”

  1. Set the format type to Fat32
  2. MBR Partition scheme is fine
  3. Select “Create a bootable disk using : MS DOS” (Note sure how important this is but it was working so I didn’t try others)
  4. Cross your fingers and click Start

Third Method to format USB Drive Write Protected

1. Open administrative Command Prompt.

2. Type these commands one by one and press Enter key after each:


list disk

select disk # (# is the number of USB drive with which you’re getting error and is plugged in, see screenshot below)

attributes disk clear read only.

Also readTop 5 Best Apps for Root Android Phone Easily

If anyone of these tricks can worked for you please comment below and share our article through facebook, twitter, pinterest and instagram.

As we all say sharing is caring, do share our posts on your social media handles to showcase our articles with your friends. We also review some of the best kodi addons which you should consider checking out.

Speak Your Mind