How do I remove write-protection on a removable USB drive?

First, if it's an SD or other flash memory card (from a digital camera, for example) then make sure its write-protect switch is set to allow writes:



If that doesn't solve the problem, then check to make sure that writing to USB devices isn't disabled in the Registry.
See: http://www.ghacks.net/2011/03/18/how-to-enable-write-protection-of-usb-devices-under-windows/
 

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