Categories Menu

Posted by | 1 comment

Write protected USB flash drive tutorial

Azithromycin tablets and asprine, Buy maxman australia
Astelin and nose bleeds, Aleve pm reviews
Howdy fellow USB users. Today we are going to create a write protected USB pendrive without any software to do so. We will only be using the registry editor in Windows , which can be used to write protect quite a lot of devices.  Write protection comes in handy when trying to avoid data being added to or deleted from a drive you want kept safe.

There are a few easy steps, which I’ll be illustrating with some useful pictures, so let’s go.

Erythromycin uti, Online clinical psychological psy
Abilify side effects vertigo, Prescription for acne
First, you need to insert your pendrive into the computer ( d’oh ). Second, press the windows key + r on your keyboard. For total n00bs, the windows key is the one to the left of your left ALT key. Type in ” regedit “, like so :

Screenshot - 31_07_2014 , 17_11_50

Now expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE ; expand System and expand CurrentControlSet as per the following :

Screenshot - 31_07_2014 , 17_17_08


Right click on ” Control “; select Create ; select New and then select the first option, which is ” Key ” :


Now name the newly created folder ”  StorageDevicePollicies “, your result will be this :



Now simply right click your created directory and do this :


Claritin recall children's
Tramadol vs vicodine
Name the resulting registry ” WriteProtect “, right click it and select ” Modify “. The value of this should be 0 now, you must change it to 1 and press ok. Easy peasy :


Now right click on your USB device in the try near the clock and eject your device:


Reinsert your pendrive and thank me for this tutorial. To remove the write protection, this value :


must be 0. Au revoir!

1 Comment

  1. This didn’t work..!!!
    Still shows write protected

Leave a Reply to Creeper Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>