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  • All mass storage devices memory card or usb's mass storage devices are showing write protected error on any copy/cut/delete action please help me, i am too worried a lot of work need to be done
    Friday, November 9, 2012 10:07 PM

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  • Here are a few things that may help:
    1. This can be caused by malware, are you sure your machine is clean?

    2. Plug in your device, right-click Computer, click Manage > Storage > Disk Management, then right-click the drive graphic of the device and select Change Drive letter, then change it to one nearer the end of the alphabet.

    3. Change these registry keys but create a system restore point first, just in case you have problems. Note that the keys do not necessarily exist, so don't create them as it's probably a different issue.

    Open a Run window (Windows Logo key+R), type regedit, press Enter and in the left pane navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies, double-click on WriteProtect and change Value Data to 0 (zero).

    Now go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\StorageDevicePolicies, double-click on WriteProtect and change Value Data to 0 (zero).

    Lastly go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\StorageDevicePolicies, double-click on WriteProtect and change Value Data to 0 (zero).

    • Proposed as answer by Vincent Wang-MCSC Tuesday, November 13, 2012 7:37 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Friday, November 23, 2012 1:55 AM
    Saturday, November 10, 2012 1:19 PM