How to Remove Write Protection from Pen Drive
Pen drives have become famous due to various reasons. Pen drives are invulnerable to scratches unlike Compact Disks (CDs). You may have felt the effect of scratches on a CD while watching movies. Pen drives are smaller in size and they are easy to transport. Power consumption of pen drives is very low.
There are many users who face problems with write protected pen drives and don’t know how to remove write protection from pen drive. Some pen drives come as write protected. They have flash drive buttons. But most of the flash drives have no write protection. Being like this some pen drives prompt error messages mentioning as “This disk is write-protected”. Write protected pen drives don’t allow the users to copy, move or delete files to and from the pen drive. It also doesn’t let the user to format the pen drive. Write protection may occur due to various reasons.
If you are a Window 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise user then you may have turned on BitLocker Drive Encryption for your pen drive. This is a new utility by Windows to protect data by encrypting it. You may have already encrypted your pen drive and forgot to unlock it. In that case try to undo the encryption by using BitLocker Driver Encryption.
You can edit your registry for making your pen drive re-writable. Do this if you doubt that your computer is a victim of virus attacks because there are viruses which attempts to make changes in your registry. But don’t try this unless you are expert in troubleshooting computers.
As Mentioned earlier some pen drives come with write protected buttons. Try switching them on the correct directions. There are also some formatting utilities available in the internet which will help you to format your pen drive.
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