Recovering Data from Write Protected Pen Drive

“I am using Kingston 16GB pen drive for keeping backup of my project files and other data that needs to be used regularly. Two days back I had connected my pen drive to my friends system to share some data. As soon as the pen drive got detected on the system, I got a message stating that “disk is write protected. Remove write protection or make use of other drive”. I just couldn’t figure out what was wrong with my USB drive. Can anyone help me in this? Thanks!”

Pen drives have been man’s best friend in this digital era. They are easily portable, can be connected to any system without installation of drivers. Usage of pen drives have become more and more common, these small but powerful storage media may generate errors when connected to system, making them inaccessible. One of the most common errors is that “Disk is write protected”. Once you get this pop up, you will be unable to access information from your pen drive.

If you have been in a similar situation, then breathe easy, there is no need to get tensed. This may be the result of virus infection or due to improper usage of pen drive on different systems. All you need to do is to make use of relevant pen drive recovery software that can bring back files from write protected pen drive.

File recovery from write protected pen drive:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is an excellent utility for restoration of entire set of files and folders present in write protected pen drive. This application is assisted by easy to use design that makes sure that not a single user faces any trouble while recovering data. With intense scanning techniques, user is assured of 100% recovery every time this tool is used. You can restore data from not working pen drive, pen drive that is indicating format error, USB drive that is not recognized by the system and so on. This application can also be used on recovering lost / deleted / formatted Pen drives, USB drives, internal hard drives, external hard drives, FireWire drives, memory cards and others. It is provided with simple installation procedure that can be done on different versions of Windows OS like Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008.

Guidelines to recover data from password protected pen drive:

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery application in a healthy system
  • Connect the pen drive and then initiate recovery software
  • From main screen, click on ‘Partition Recovery’ or ‘Formatted / Re-formatted Recovery’ option
  • Using next window, mark write protected pen drive and then move on to next screen
  • Select all file types present in pen drive and then initiate recovery process
  • Upon completion of scanning, recovered files are listed in ’Data View’ or ‘File Type View’
  • Select and save required files on available destination other than source media

Tips to keep in mind:

  • Install genuine antivirus application to prevent your system from severe virus attack
  • Always follow proper procedure while ejecting pen drive from system
  • Thoroughly check your pen drive before hitting on format option