How to remove write protection from my USB flash drive?

tomsofi

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Recently, I bought a new USB flash drive and transferred some family photos on it. However, yesterdays, as I tried to copy some of them, a message popped out and said: “This Disk is write protected. Remove the write-protection or use another disk.” I don’t understand. What is “write-protection”? How could I remove it? Any idea could be appreciated.
 

JimTongni

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The Wikipedia dictionary explains the write protection like this: “Write protection is any physical mechanism that prevents modification or erasure of valuable data on a device. Most commercial software, audio and video is sold pre-protected.”
 

JimTongni

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Simply speaking, write protection is merely a kind of function that only allows one to read the inner data on a drive or memory card, not transferring, writing or even deleting the data. In that aspect, write protection is designed to protect the data free from any unexpected change.
 

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Therefore, if you want to copy your photos, you should firstly remove the write protection.
Could you find a switch on the USB flash drive to disable it?
If there is no any switch like that, you need to remove it manually like this:
http://www.ghacks.net/2011/03/18/how-to-enable-write-protection-of-usb-devices-under-windows/
 

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