How to Fix Windows 10 Write-Protected Disk

I have two disks, including disk 0 and disk 2, on my Windows. When I boot into Windows, the volume on disk 2 mounts as normal. However, the disk itself is marked as write-protected. I can browse most non-user directories without issue, but the user directories have restricted permissions, and it shows that only the user may read them. I have tried diskpart, but it did not work. What do I need to do to remove the write protection for the disk?

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Roxanne· Answered on Apr 19, 2024

According to your description, your disk 2 on Windows 10 is write-protected, which means that you can browse most non-user directories without issue, but you cannot make any changes to disk 2 on Windows 10. The data or files on the disk are in a state of write protection, so you are not permitted to edit, add or delete any files on it. Therefore, you need to remove the write protection for your disk 2.

So how can you fix the Windows 10 write-protected disk? Here are some solutions for you, considering that using diskpart did not work for your disk.

The first method is to change administrative permissions to fix Windows 10 write-protected disk. Here are some detailed steps for you as follows:

Step 1. Right-click the disk with write protection and select Properties.

Step 2. Go to the Security option and select the Edit option.

Step 3. Select Add, type your new administrator name, and click OK.

Now, you can check if your disk 2 is accessible.

If you think this method is difficult or not suitable for you, I would like to share the second method with you. It is to use a third-party tool: EaseUS Partition Master. This software can help you remove the write protection for your disk in a quick and easy way. Besides, this method is very operable for inexperienced users with just simple clicks.

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Here are some steps for you as follows:

Step 1. Download the EaseUS Partition Master, and install it.

Step 2. Enter the Toolkit section, and click "Write Protection."

Step 3. Select your write-protected disk, and click "Disable."

In fact, in addition to the above function of removing write protection for a disk, the EaseUS Partition Master can also deal with other problems, such as:

In a word, the EaseUS Partition Master can not only help users remove the write protection for their disk but also for the external drives, USB flash drives, SD cards, and so on. Therefore, it is a good option for you to choose. Now you can try to fix Windows 10 write-protected disk.

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