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How To Remove Write Protection From Sony Pen Drive

How To Remove Write Protection From Sony Pen Drive
How To Remove Write Protection From Sony Pen Drive

Since we can’t access the write protected flash drives, we need to remove the write protection first to make it accessible. So, below we have shared some of the best methods to remove write protection from Sony Pen Drive.

Well, write protection on USB drives and SD card is an important security feature which prevents unauthorized access and file modification. If any USB device is write protected, we can’t format, delete or move contents stored in it. If you try to delete or move the content, it will display an error message like ‘Disk is write protected’, ‘Remove the write protection’, etc.

Since we can’t access the write protected flash drives, we need to remove the write protection first to make it accessible. Usually, flash drives often have a write protection switch, so make sure to check you’ve got the ‘lock’ switch in the correct position. Sometimes, the switch gets moved to the locked position when we insert it to a smartphone, camera, or any other device. So, make sure this isn’t happening.

So, if the write protection button is not set to lock or the USB drive doesn’t have any write protection switch, then follow some of the simple methods given below. The below methods will not only remove write protection from Sony Pen Drive, but it will also work with Kingston, Toshiba, Samsung, Lexar, Transcend and all other USB companies.

#1 Using Command Prompt

Well, Command Prompt is one of the useful things in the Windows operating system which can help you fix lots of problem including Sony Pen Drive write protection. So, in this method, we are going to use Command Prompt to remove write protection from Sony Pen drive.

Step 1. First of all, open Command Prompt from the Start menu and run it as administrator.

Step 2. On CMD, type in ‘Diskpart’ and press Enter button.

Using Command PromptUsing Command Prompt
Using Command Prompt

Step 3. In the next step, you need to type in ‘list disk’

Using Command PromptUsing Command Prompt
Using Command Prompt

Step 4. Now you need to select the disk number on which the Pen Drive is assigned. Suppose it’s Disk 1, then type in ‘select disk 1’ and press enter.

Using Command PromptUsing Command Prompt
Using Command Prompt

Step 5. In the next step, type in ‘attributes disk clear read only’ and then press Enter.

Using Command PromptUsing Command Prompt
Using Command Prompt

Step 6. In the final step, type in ‘exit’ to exit the Command Prompt.

That’s it, you are done! This is how you can remove write protection from Sony Pen drive by using Command Prompt on Windows 10.

#2 Using Registry Editor

Well, in this method, we need to use some of the registry tweaks to remove write protection from USB Pen drive. Since, we will be playing with Registry files, make sure to follow the steps carefully to avoid any additional errors. Here’s how you can use Registry editor to remove write protection from Sony Pen Drives.

Step 1. First of all, open a RUN dialog box on your computer and then type in ‘Regedit’

Using Registry EditorUsing Registry Editor
Using Registry Editor

Step 2. Now on the Registry Editor, locate to the following path –

"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentConrolSet/Control/StorageDevicePolicy"

Step 3. In the next step, you will find write protection option. Click on it and then set its value to ‘0’

Using Registry EditorUsing Registry Editor
Using Registry Editor

That’s it, you are done! This is how you can use Registry editor to remove write protection from Pen Drive.

So, these are the two best methods to remove write protection from Sony Pen Drive. If you have any other doubts, let us know in the comment box below.

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Amir Hussain

Amir Hussain is the founder of Freemium World, a geek by nature and a professional Blog writer . I love to write about new technology trends, social media, hacking, blogging and much more.

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