Removing write protection on drives

Open CMD with admin privileges and type in the following commands line by line

  1. diskpart
    • Command to open diskpart
  2. list disk
    • This will show the disks in the system with a numeric number attached to each drive, you can identify the drive with the capacity
  3. select disk x
    • Where x is the number you get for the drive from the previous command
  4. attrib disk clear readonly
    • Clears the read-only attribute

If successful, Command Prompt should output Disk attibutes cleared successfully. You can now exit Command Prompt.

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