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How to Use WhatsApp for PC?

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We are a bunch of busy people living in a world that has way less time for us than we have for it. The internet has changed and morphed over the years into what we have today. A cesspool of quick communications over various IMs (Instant Messenger).

Email is gradually becoming a thing of the past, relegated to an only corporate or official communication. The world of emojis and “Lols” are on the rise!

At the helm of all this is WhatsApp messenger. Having a customer base of over 800 million active users and over 2 billion downloads across mobile platforms, this Facebook-owned company is the uncrowned King of Instant Communications.

So it's only natural that you'd want to join WhatsApp messenger. We're here to help you download WhatsApp for PC!

Two Main Ways to Get WhatsApp for PC

Now we can have WhatsApp on PC in two main ways.

  • Download Whatsapp for PC official version.
  • A Free, (and official Whatsapp Web version) that you can use without downloading anything.

Method #1:- Download Whatsapp for PC Software:

Whatsapp just launched their official version couple hours ago, I mean a real, official, software from Whatsapp.

Something that's not an emulator, not a third-party solution. But just like there is native software for your computer, that's what WhatsApp is offering now.

A PC version of Whatsapp made specifically for computer users. Whatsapp Web version was launched, but that wasn't an “application”. It was just something that lets you “sync” your WhatsApp with your PC.

But recently (Like couple hours ago) Whatsapp launched an official version of Whatsapp that is a full-fledged software and runs as a standalone app for your PC.

Requirements to Download Whatsapp Official Software on Windows:-

  • You must have a Windows Enabled PC. (It says “for Windows 8 and higher”, but I'm running it on my windows 7 just fine, so go along!)
  • “You must have Whatsapp installed on your Cellphone.

Steps to getting Whatsapp Official PC Version:-

Head over to https://www.whatsapp.com/download/

Click on the for Windows8 and Higher, if you're on a Windows computer, or click on Mac OS x 10.9 and Higher if you're on Mac!

  • The downloading will automatically start
  • Once the Whatsapp for computer software is downloaded, just double click on it. It literally is installed in seconds! And then you should have a screen that looks like this:-

I purposely kept the taskbar at the bottom visible in the screenshot, so as to verify that it runs perfectly on Windows 7 too!

  • So once you get the QR code, just fire up Whatsapp on your cell device and click on Whatsapp Web option and scan the QR code on the screen.
  • It takes a couple of seconds, and then you are logged in to the Whatsapp for PC official version app!

Well from here, you can literally do all those things that you used to do on your cell device, just on a bigger screen, way bigger.

See? So yeah that was it. Not a lot of hustle huh? Yeah, the Whatsapp team took good care of user-friendliness thing no doubt.

Let me sum up the whole process for you:-

Head over the official website to download Whatsapp for PC > Click on Windows 8 or Higher > Run the Application > Scan QR Code > Done!

So yeah it's a 4 step process, that requires less then 5minutes to be completed. And once done you can access all the features of Whatsapp on your PC, and for the first time, without a third-party emulator or application.

Method #2:- Use Whatsapp on PC without Downloading Anything!

I don't think you're going to need this method after the official launch. But if you do, let me tell you the one single benefit it has over the above method.

With this method, you don't need to download anything! Well yup, you can access WhatsApp on your PC without downloading anything.

 

Step 1

The first step is to have WhatsApp installed on your smartphone. You can install it on your Android Phones by clicking this link. Apple users can find it in here. As for the Windows folks, you'll get your fix of free WhatsApp download from this link.

Step 2

Once that is done, set up your account. Then head on over to the main interface. For Android users, click on the three dots and you will find the WhatsApp web options.

If you use any other phone, then navigate to your WhatsApp menu, and you should find the options there. For more detailed instructions on this, click on this link.

Step 3

Next head on over to this website. Fire up WhatsApp Web on your mobile device and scan the QR code that has popped up on your computer screen!

Step 4

Finally, you will be greeted by the WhatsApp Web App interface. From here you can chat with your contacts and even send pictures and video!

These are two ways with which you can get WhatsApp for PC absolutely free! If you've any other questions regarding WhatsApp on PC or WhatsApp messenger, in general, leave us a comment down below!

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How to Download and Install Photoshop on Windows?

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Do you want to know how to download and install Photoshop on Windows?

If you are ready to spend some bucks, this will not trouble you. But the problem arises when you want to install Photoshop free.

Don’t worry! I have got you covered.

In this tutorial, I am going to walk you through the entire steps needed to download the setup file of Photoshop for free. Once you do it, you can easily proceed to the installation by opening the downloaded file.

So, are you ready to dive into the core of this article? Here you go!

How to Download and Install Photoshop on Windows?

Before you proceed to install the software, I want you to ensure your system specifications. The following are the requirements to run Photoshop on a computer.

System Requirements for Photoshop

  • The PC users should have at least the following series of processors or later.

Intel Centrino, Xeon, Xeon Dual, Pentium III or a Pentium 4.

  • You must be a Windows XP or Windows 2000 user. For the former class of users, Service Pack 4 is needed. When it comes to the latter class, you should have Service Pack 1 or 2.
  • Every user needs at least 384 MB of RAM.
  • The free space on your hard disk must be greater than 650 MB.
  • There is a necessity of at least a 16-bit video card.
  • Photoshop works well on a monitor with a resolution of 1024 by 768.
  • Adobe also states that you need a CD drive to install the software from a CD or DVD, which in this case is not needed.

Now that you have read the specification requirements for your Windows computer, it’s time to know how to download Photoshop for free full version.

How to Download Photoshop for Free?

I have given below the complete steps needed to download and install Photoshop for free. You can follow them to proceed further.

Step 1: First, you have to open your web browser. It is completely up to your choice whether to go with which one. Nonetheless, my favorite choice is Google Chrome. You can use Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge as well.

Step 2: Once you open the browser, enter adobe.com into the address bar. You can see a Sign in button on the top-right portion of the screen. On the next screen, you will get a link to Get an Adobe ID.

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Do you think there is too much to do?

Don’t worry! Just click on the link given right below to reach directly access to the Signup page.

Sign up for an Adobe ID

Step 3: You will have to provide an Adobe ID (your email address itself), First name, last name, password, and your country. On the bottom, you must check the box that says I have read and agree to the Adobe Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Finally, hit that yellow button to finish the process of signing up.

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Step 4: On finishing the signup process, you will get access to their download page. Bear in mind that having an Adobe ID doesn’t grant you free access to the latest Photoshop version. Instead what we get here is Adobe Photoshop CS6.

N.B.- CS6 may not have all the features of the latest version. Still, it serves the purpose of graphic designing and, a lot of people around the globe are using the same version.

You have to find the download link for Photoshop CS6. Press Ctrl+ F simultaneously to get a search field using which you can find Photoshop CS6.

Most probably, you will get two links right to the name. As you want to know how to download Photoshop free, you need to choose the second link.

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Click on the second link that says Free Trial. You may have to choose a destination. Hit Enter after doing so.

If you wanted to access all the features without any time limit, you have to buy the license key from Adobe. Once you got the key, you have enter that while installing.

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Step 5: Access the directory into which the executable file is downloaded. Then, open the same to kick-start the installation.

First, you have to choose the location to install the software. Then, they will show you a license agreement. On agreeing to it, you can move on to the next step.

Here, they want you to enter a username, organization name (not mandatory) and serial number. You already have the last one copied from the download page.

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Now, you need to hit Next on a few screens and after that, you will get the Install button. Hit the same and wait a few minutes to get it finished. You can trace the improvement in the installation in real-time with the help of the progress bar given on the window.

Finally, click on Finish to exit the installer.

Step 6: Most probably, you will get a shortcut to the software on the desktop. Use it to launch Photoshop CS6. For the first time, you will be shown a registration form where you have to enter a few basic details to get product updates and support.

You can skip the registration or do it right away.

Once you do it either way, you will be brought to the magic world of Photoshop.

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Also Read:- How to Photoshop Pictures?

Wrapping Up

Hope you know how to download and install Photoshop on Windows now.

We won’t recommend you use any crack or patches. The steps in the process given here are completely legit and the product key is supplied to you from Adobe itself.

I am not sure of the duration of the link and serial key you can avail from the official website. So don’t hesitate to rush to the spot and, get a copy for yourself.

Don’t forget to share this article with your social media friends and followers. They will thank you later for doing so.

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How to Create a Separate Data Partition for Windows?

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It's always a good practice to keep your documents, files and media stuff in different drives to avoid any chaotic mess. To do so, you may need to know how to partition your hard drive in Windows 7?

Partitioning always helps you to divide your big chunk of storage into smaller drives for better navigation.

So, in this article, we will walk you through the processes required for creating a separate data partition in Windows.

So, let's get started with how to create a separate data partition for Windows?

How to Create a Separate Data Partition for Windows?

Sometimes, you may need to make some additional drives on your Windows system to keep different data separately. So, from now on in this article, we will tell you about the ways by which you can learn how to repartition a hard drive without formatting partition?

In this section, we will make you aware of the two methods by which you can create a separate data partition for windows. Actually, data partition can be done by two ways. One is by while formatting the drive and the other one requires no formatting.

So, let's face off the very first method:

Method #1: Partitioning without formatting the drive.

Step #1: If you don't want any data loss to occur then it is recommended that you should move your data (preferably to an external hard drive). This will save you from any mishappenings while in the process.

In this very first step, you need to get access to the disk management tool which comes inbuilt in the Windows operating system. If you are wondering how to do that, then don't you worry, just read on.

If you are using Windows 8, then you need to navigate to the bottom left corner of the window and then select disk management from there. You can also use the “Win + X” command and then proceed from there.

If you are using Windows 7, then there is more than one way to do that. One is to go to the start button and type disk management or manage disks at the search field and hit enter.

One other way is to right-click on my computer icon and select “Manage” from the menu which follows. After that, all you require doing is to head to the left pane of the following window and click on the “Disk Management” option which is just below the storage section.

This way you can get access to the Disk management tool in windows.

Well, this step is an easy piece of cake. Some complex things are coming your way, brace yourself, folks. Kidding, we will be making things simpler for you. So, for further proceeding, kindly move on to the next steps.

Step #2: Now, in this step, you need to click on the drive from which you want to make the partition. A key thing to take a note that you must have enough free space so that you can create a partition out of it. To do so, all you need to do is to right-click on the selected drive and from the menu which follows; you need to select the “Shrink Volume” option.

This will take some time querying volume for available space.

Once you have the next window in front of you, then you are requested to move on to the next step in order to see what to do next?

Step #3: After executing the previous step, you would have a new window that will ask you to enter the amount of size you want to allocate to the new partition.

Remember that, the allocated space needed to be in MB (MegaBytes). So, in case if you want to allocate 50 GB to the new partition so, you need to enter 50000 MB. As simple as that.

You need to enter that amount in the appropriate field next to the “Enter the amount of space to shrink in MB” text.

Once you are done with it, then you can now hit the “Shrink” button. This will take some moments to process, and once it is done, you will have the desired amount of unallocated space in which you have shrunk from the existing partition.

Step #4: In this step, you require right-clicking on the unallocated space and then selecting the first option which is “new simple volume.” This will take you to a wizard on which you have to assign a special drive letter. For example, “C.” You are also provided with a couple of other options, but this is enough to get you going.

Once you are done through the mentioned, then all you need to do is to click on the Next button, and this will give you a new partition. This is how it can be done in this way.

Method 2: While installing windows.

This is by far the most preferable and best method. In this method, we make partitions while installing the windows itself. The process is quite easy.

All that you need to do is to follow your usual process of installing the windows. Once you have reached the point where you are asked to do the partitions, then you need to select a “new column” and then enter the disk size.

Now, follow the onscreen instructions to finish the process of installing the windows and you are done. We won't be discussing this in detail as it involves showing you the process of installing the windows also.

So, this was all about How to Create a Separate Data Partition for Windows? Do we hope that this might have helped you in your quest of How to make partition in windows after installation?

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How to Protect a Folder on Windows Without Using Any Software?

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In this era, where security is a major concern, you need to protect your important files and folders. So, for this having great security measures on your system is a must. This is why if you want to know How to Protect a Folder on Windows Without Using Any Software? Then you are in the right place.

So, without wasting time further, let's get started with the section ahead on protecting a folder on windows without using any software:

How to Protect a Folder on Windows Without Using Any Software?

Oh, I guess, you want to keep your private files away from intruders and without even using any software. Or you have some important office documents which you want to secure.

Well, a preferable option is to use specially designed software for this but since you need to know if there is any method for how to lock folder without using any software? So, as said, we will be guiding you through it.

Also, we will tell you about some Softwares also which can help you regarding the needful, just in case if you need those.

So, let's see how to lock folder without any software with password?

The following method is not recommended if you are a complete newbie as you may find it somewhat difficult to use this. This is why we always recommend using an exclusive software for such services.

Step #1: In this very first step, you need to create a folder that will be a kind of abode for your “to be protected” files. You can create the folder anywhere you want as it doesn't make any difference in the process.

To make a new folder, right-click on the blank area and place your cursor on “new” from the menu that follows.

This action of yours will lead to another nested menu from which you are required to click on “Folder.” This way you will have a new folder, and you can name it whatever you want.

Once done then you are now requested to move on to the next step.

Step #2: Now, this step requires you to go to the newly formed folder. Once you are there, you again need to make a right-click and then keep your mouse on the new option. As already stated, it will lead you to a subsequent nested menu from which you need to choose “Text Document.”

Now, you need to open the text file and paste the following content there.

cls 
@ECHO OFF 
title Folder Private 
if EXIST "HTG Locker" goto UNLOCK 
if NOT EXIST Private goto MDLOCKER 
:CONFIRM 
echo Want to lock the folder? (Y/N) 
set/p "cho=>" 
if %cho%==Y goto LOCK 
if %cho%==y goto LOCK 
if %cho%==n goto END 
if %cho%==N goto END 
echo Invalid choice. 
goto CONFIRM 
:LOCK 
ren Private "Locker" 
attrib +h +s "Locker" 
echo Folder locked 
goto End 
:UNLOCK 
echo Enter password
set/p "pass=>" 
if NOT %pass%== YOUR_PASSWORD_HERE goto FAIL 
attrib -h -s "Locker" 
ren "HTG Locker" Private 
echo Folder Unlocked
goto End 
:FAIL 
echo Invalid password 
goto end 
:MDLOCKER 
md Private 
echo Private created successfully 
goto End 
:End

Now, replace the text “YOUR_PASSWORD_HERE” with the password which you want to set for your protected folder. After this, you will have to save the file naming it as “Locker.bat” (.bat is the extension for batch files).

Step #3: Now, to run the batch file, you need to double click on it. When you run it for the very first time, it will create a folder named as “Private.” This is exactly where you will have to place the files which you want to protect.

Now, place all the files which you want to be protected. Once done then follow the next step instructions to proceed forward.

Step #4: Now, if you are finished adding all the stuff to the private folder then you are now required to run the “Locker.bat” file again.

This will open the command prompt terminal for you and will ask if you want to lock the folder. If yes then you need to press “Y” and if not then “N” and then hit enter.

This will hide the private folder, and this is how to create a password protected folder without any extra software? 

Now, to access the folder again, the following is what you require. The process is quite simple anyway.

All you need to do is to run the script again, and the command prompt will ask you to enter the password for it. Just enter the password, and you can now see the private folder again.

This is how you can make a password-protected folder and save your files without even using any third-party software. However, this method is quite vulnerable as anyone who has even the slightest of hint about batch files can access the file and change the content.

So, we recommend using the software's which we will be telling you in the next section.

Universal Shield: It is an excellent tool which allows you to encrypt, hide and protect your file and folders. It can eventually help you in keeping away intruders from accessing your files and folders. On a personal note, this is something that I've been using from long and is capable to a great extent.

You can get it from here.

Other tools include BitLocker and Folder Lock. However, you can find a plethora of them on the internet.

So, this was all about How to Protect a Folder on Windows Without Using Any Software? We hope that this might have helped you in your quest of How to Create a Password Protected Folder without any Extra Software?

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How To See PC Startup And Shutdown History In Windows?

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Are you encountering boot time slowdown on your Windows system or you want to keep track of your PC startup, shutdown and uptime history? If you are nodding year head in confirmation, then we recommend you to read further.

In this article, we will tell you How to see PC startup and shutdown history in Windows in easy and straightforward steps. We will show you two methods in which one is by using the inbuilt feature of Windows, and the other one is by using a third-party tool.

So, without wasting any time further, let's get started:

How To See PC Startup And Shutdown History In Windows?

You might be a power user of Windows and love to keep an eye on the various aspects of your Windows system.

Or you might be living in a house where several other people are using the same system and hence, you want to know how to check your restart, shutdown & uptime history? Or whatever be the mighty reason is.

So, if you want to see this log, then this article will surely help you. There are quite a few methods for this, and we are listing out some for you. So, let's find out:

Method 1: Using Windows Event Viewer.

Windows Event Viewer is a built-in tool or service on the windows which can help you track your system boot time. It also allows you to track down any errors or warnings easily. So, without any doubt, it's an excellent tool to diagnose your system if it is going through the boot slowdown.

Now, how to access the Windows, Event viewer? If this thing is popping out of your head, then don't you worry, we will tell you about it in the following steps. So, let's dive in this method:

Step #1: In this very first way, you need to go to start menu and type “event viewer” at the text field out there. Once you've got the appropriate result, then you now need to click on it to open the Windows Event Viewer.

Alternatively, you can use this “eventvwr.msc” without quotes at the run section and this will open the Windows Event Viewer for you.

If you are using Windows 8 and above then, you can also use this keyboard shortcut for the same. The shortcut is: “Windows Key + X + V.”

So, by now you should have the Windows Event Viewer window in front of you. If yes, then you can proceed with the next steps.

Step #2: Now, in this step, you are required to navigate to the left pane of the window. Find Windows log and double click on it. This will open a kind of drop-down menu for you from which you need to select “System.”

So, precisely it goes like this Windows log -> System.

Clicking on the system will show you the information and the prevailing warnings for your system.

Once done, you now need to move on to the next steps.

Step #3: This step requires sorting the data for which you need to navigate to the Event ID section of the data. Once you have reached there, then you now need to right-click on the Event ID text, and this will open a small menu for you from which you need to select “Sort Events by this column.”

Please take note that if your event list is large, then sorting will take a considerable amount of time. So, for this, you may require creating your filter so that you can have a better look at the data being displayed. SO, for that, you will have to have a look at our next step.

Step #4: To filter the current log, you need to navigate to the right pane of the window and then locate the “Filter current log” option there. Once found, you now require clicking on it and this will open a new window for you.

So, in the subsequent window which came in as a result of your recent activity, you require locating the “Event Sources” section. You can easily find it.

Once there, you now need to enter the following two codes right there in the text field. The codes are “6005 and 6006”. You have to enter both of them separated by a comma.

Once you are done with the mentioned, then you now need to click on the “OK” button.

Step #5: Now, you will have the list of the related events, and you can now proceed further by clicking on it to view the details.

The 6005 codes correspond to the “The event log service was started” and the 6006 code corresponds to the “The event log service” was stopped. So, superficially the former one is a synonym to system startup, and the latter one is a synonym to system shutdown.

To add this additional information to your library, if you see the event ID 6013, then you can get to know about the system uptime.

Method 2: Using third-party tools.

You can always have the privilege of using third-party tools. So, for this we would like you the suggest a tool named TurnedOnTimesView. You can get it from here and this tool helps you in monitoring your system boot time, shutdown time and uptime.

There are a plethora of other tools as well, but this tool is pretty handy, portable and is capable of doing the needful for you.

So, you can give this a try if the first method doesn't seem to work for you.

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Do we hope that this might have helped you in your quest of How to Use Event Viewer to Find Your PC's Boot Time?

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How to Format a Write Protected USB Flash Drive?

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Have you ever encountered a situation, when you just inserted your USB Flash drive into your computer and tried to format it but alas, what you see is the error “Your disk is write-protected”? Your landing on this page ensures that you do have gone through such situations and you want a quick solution on how to format a write protected USB flash drive.

Write-protection on disks is the feature that is designed to protect our data on USB flash drive from being modified without authentication.

Many times situation comes when our system get infected by various types of malicious functions and files, stored on our computer system gets modified without our permission. It happens because those files on our computer systems are not write-protected.

If these files were read-only, no virus, malware or any bad program on earth could ruin these files. Well, my point was just to let you know that such protections are meant to prevent users from unexpected data loss.

But we don't all the time want such write-protection on our USB flash drive or pen drive. Sooner or later, we feel the need to format the flash drive or feel like modifying the existing files stored on our pen drive.

But How to erase a write-protected USB drive or SD card?? Well, that's what we will be teaching you today! We will tell you, how to format write protected pen drive in easy steps.

How to Format a Write Protected USB Flash Drive:

Formatting a write-protected USB flash drive might not be a one-step process but it's not a tough process either. In fact, there is more than one method available to Enable or Disable Disk Write Protection on USB flash drive or pen drive.

The first method which we have mentioned below involves the Command Prompt. The second method is using the System Registry and the last method to disable write protection from a pen drive is by using third-party software.

In this guide, we have covered first and the second method as both these methods are sufficient and works in most of the circumstances.

But before we head over to the steps, I would like to confirm if your USB flash drive has a physical button to enable or disable disk protection.

Most of the new pen drives and flash drives are coming with this button and we can simply enable or disable write protection on them by simply switching on or off this little button.

Have a look at the below image to understand how this button looks like. If your USB flash drive has any such button, you no need to go any further and follow any method. Just locate this button on your drive and enable or disable it as per your need.

Okay, so let's get started with the guide.

Method 1. Using Command Prompt:

In this method, we will be using a Windows command prompt utility called Disk part. Here's are the steps.

Step 1. First of all, click on the Start menu, and type cmd in the search bar, right-click on the first result and select Run as administrator from the list of options.

Step 2. As sooner you do this, Command prompt window in the administrator mode will pop up. See the screenshot below.

Step 3. Now you need to type in diskpart in the command line and press enter. Once done, type in list disk command in the command prompt and press enter.

These commands will instruct your computer to list out all the internal and external hard disks associated with your computer. The list will be in a sort of a tabular form.

You can understand this whole step by having a look at the below screenshot.

Step 4. Now you need to identify your USB flash drive out of all the listed drives. Usually, the one with the low storage capacity mostly in MBs is your USB flash drive. As in our case, it is  Disk 1, with 3819 MB capacity.

Step 5. After identifying the USB drive, it's time to select it. So you need to run the command “select Disk 1″. You can replace “Disk 1” with flash drive name on your computer.

On doing that, a pop-up window will appear notifying you about disk 1 selection., exactly like the below screenshot.

Step 6. We are almost done to make the USB drive protection-free. Once you are done following the above steps, it's time to run one more command. Now type in “attributes disk clear read-only” and press enter.

On doing that, you will see a success message that disk attributes are cleared successfully and your drive will become protection free.

Step 7. Now you can format the drive via command prompt running the commands clean, create partition primary, and format fs=ntfs respectively. Or by simply right-clicking the drive in my computer and selecting Format. It's completely your choice.

Method 2. By Using Registry:

If you are not very comfortable with command prompt and want an alternate method, follow the below-given steps.

Step 1. As I said above, this method involves Registry Editor. So, to reach there, press Windows+R keys together and type regedit in the run window's search bar and press enter. Have a look at the below screenshot.

Step 2. In the registry editor, you need to follow the below path.

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

As you reach there, you will see the Writeprotected written in the left pane. See the below screenshot to understand better.

Step 3. Now double-click on the Writeprotected and another window named Edit DWORD will pop-up.

Undervalue data, you need to change the value from 1 to 0 to disable write protection from the drive. You can understand better if you see the below screenshot.

Once done, just press ok and you are done. Now you can edit the files stored on your pen drive or can format it depending upon your needs.

I guess, you know the process to format the drive, isn't it?

So, that's it for this guide. I'm sure you got all the steps clearly on how to format a write protected USB flash drive. If you have encountered any issues in following the steps, feel free to write to us in the comment section below, we will reach out to you as soon as possible.

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