Removing write protection on drives using diskpart

Open Command Prompt or PowerShell as admin then follow the steps below.

list disk

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Make note of the disk you want to remove the write lock on from the step above.

select disk x
attrib disk clear readonly

If successful, Command Prompt should output ‘Disk attibutes cleared successfully’ You can now exit Command Prompt Keep in mind that drives are often write-locked because they are failing or dead. In those cases, it’s best to back up the data on said drive