Sometimes you have such data in your Usb drive that you do not want to lose it at any cost. So, what you should do in such cases is that you should write protect your pen drive. One other big advantage of write protecting a pen drive is that it saves the pen drive from virus attacks when the drive plugged in other Computer. So, this is how we do it.

[ Note:
  • As the trick will write protect your pen drive, you will not be able to transfer anymore data until you disable it again (works best if you only wish to copy or read something from the drive).
  • Backup your registry before doing this.(How to backup your registry?)
  • You need Admin rights to work upon the Registry Editor.]

Steps to write protect your drive :

1. Open Registry Editor by typing "regedit" in Run dialog.

2. Navigate to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\.

3. Find a sub key inside it named “StorageDevicePolicies”. If it does not exist there then we need to make it. Right click on “Control" key -> New -> Key. Name it “StorageDevicePolicies” without quotes.

4. Now right click on this newly created key and then click New -> DWORD value and name it as “WriteProtect”.

5. Modify this key and give it a value 1.

6. Click OK, and remember to restart the PC.

Now no more data can be transferred to the drive but to start using the drive again just give the “WriteProtect” key a value of 0 instead of 1 and restart the PC.

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  1. Excellent report! I am highly agree with the publisher's way of thinking.
    Data files removal scenario is often a headache for the user.
    But for the simplicity of users, Specialists launched a solution for data corruption issues.
    If a deletion of data situation is occured, individual got to know which software or software program to apply in order to deal with this case of computer data loss.
    recovering deleted emails

    1. Sure Courtney, there are some software's present that gain back the drive's data loss. But they are not 100% effective. Also, what if they overwrite your data? Then you cannot recover it. Prevention is always better than cure.


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