Saturday, October 07, 2006

Disable Write Protection on USB Stick

Hi folks,
this is how to write USB sticks when they are write protected. This works with WindowsXP.
*start -> run -> type "regedit"
*goto HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control
*select "StorageDevicePolicies" in the tree.
*double click on ‘WriteProtect’ in the right side pane.
*change its value to '0'. ('1' means enable write protection).

Screen shot is below for your reference


Sources: I really don't remember where I came across this tip :-(

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its really very "Useful". But some system doesn't have Storage Device Policies ...In the next issue if u come up with wat to do for that it'll be of more use.
Keep Going.

G@|\|E$# said...

good going man!!

Anonymous said...

thx a lot dude.. was very helpful 4 me as I was able disable the write protection in one of my friend's system.. My system din hv the storage device policies though.. Guess, there was no hardware for USB??