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Unlock hard disk write protection remove set up

Hard disk write protection remove remove create? If you store important data on the hard drive, you should consider setting up write protection on this data carrier. This, for example, protects the data from being deleted. In these instructions you will learn how to protect a hard disk from write access and how to remove or remove write protection from the hard disk.


Hard disk write protection makes sense?

Many will now wonder whether it makes sense at all to have a hard drive, USB-Stick or to provide write protection to USB data carriers? The answer is very clear JA.

If you have data on the computer delete, they end up in the trash, where you can easily restore them.

This is different with an external hard drive, the data is then permanently gone. There are many arguments in favor of hard disk write protection

In all honesty, each of us has accidentally deleted important data. With write protection, the data remains unaffected by write access.

Another reason for data loss can be viruses or Trojans. With a Encryption trojan you can no longer get your data.

These are protected against this with write protection.



Hard disk write protection create with Diskpart

Windows offers with the command line tool DISKPART the option USB sticks and hard drives to set up write protection.

  1. Press the key combination Windows + R and give diskpart a. The command line tool is started with the Enter key or a click on OK.
  2. Enter the command list disk to list the existing hard drives.
  3. Give select disk x a (x for the drive you want to protect) and press the Enter key.
  4. Give attribute disk set readonly on (activates the write protection for the selected hard drive or USB stick)

As soon as the hard drive is write-protected, you will receive the message: "The data carrier attributes were set successfully"

Enter the “exit” command to exit diskpart.

hard drive write protection
Activate write protection on the hard disk with Diskpart

From now on, if you want to delete or rename data, you will receive the message:

"The data carrier is write-protected. Remove the write protection or use a different data carrier ".

data carrier is write-protected

How can I do that Hard disk write protection remove again?

If you no longer need write protection, you can use it Remove DISKPART again.

How to remove the write protection from the USB data carrier or from a hard drive:

  • Press the key combination Windows + R and give diskpart a. With the Enter key or a click on OK the command line tool is started.
  • Enter the command list disk to list the existing hard drives.
  • Give select disk x a (x for the drive you want to remove the unprotected) and press the Enter key.
  • Enter the command: attribute disk clear read only

Diskpart then removes the write protection and you receive the following message:


"The volume attributes were deleted successfully".

Remove write protection on the hard drive

The write protection has now been removed from the hard disk and you can now copy or delete data again.

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Unlock hard disk write protection remove set up

Hard disk write protection remove remove create? If you save important data on the hard drive, you should consider setting up write protection on this data carrier. This protects the data from being deleted, for example. These instructions explain how to protect a hard disk from write access and how to remove or remove write protection from the hard disk. Hard disk write protection makes sense? Many will ...

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