How to remove Write Protected status from Pendrive

Generally we use pendrives or USB drives to transfer data across several platforms, various systems, desktops, laptops etc. With the ever increasing virus content across internet, most of the pendrives are getting infected, leading to different problems.

Most of the pendrives are delivering a write protected status and I just to help you guys out from that problem

Problem: (Any or all of the below)
  • Pendrive does not show files. Files are hidden
  • Pendrive doesnt allow to modify files
  • Pendrive / Drive doesnt allow formatting.
The basic reason is the attributes are rechanged by the virus / malware. This is the most frequent problem.

To encounter this problem follow the below steps

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R ( Open Run)
Step 2: Type cmd
Step 3: Type the drive character to work on... If you have mounted your pen drive and the drive is H then type H:
Step 4: This is the most important step
Type the following

attrib -r -a -s -h H: /s

Now we can observe that all the hidden files shall appear. read only status is also removed.

Happy Days now....

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