Solved! Here’s how to recover files from a protected USB drive…


Your USB flash disk can’t be copied? Is your USB flash disk locked? If you are a Windows user, here’s how to unlock USB:

Before opening your locked USB flash disk, here’s how to lock a USB flash disk so that it can’t be read and written.

  1. At first, you need to click Start -> type ‘regedit’ -> press enter
  2. Search -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
  3. Right-click on the ‘control’ folder -> select NEW->KEY, name it ‘StorageDevicePolicies’
  4. Right-click on the ‘StorageDevicePolicies’ folder -> select NEW -> DWORD, name it ‘WriteProtect’
  5. Right click ‘WriteProtect’ -> select properties, give value ‘1’ -> press OK
  6. Unplug the USB flash disk and plug it in again, please try to copy files from and into the USB flash disk
  7. USB flash disk on windows is locked (protected)

But how can we open a protected USB flash disk on windows?

See step 5 and change the value to ‘0’ then don’t forget to unplug your USB flash disk and then install it again. Your USB flash disk protection is gone again. The point is, you have to first create the ‘rule’ in windows REGEDIT.

But what if you don’t find the data you’re looking for on the unlocked USB? What should you do? For many people, this problem is quite complicated and they end up giving up, letting the data be “lost forever.” Don’t worry because after reading this article you will understand how to recover them all. We will introduce you to great software, Wondershare Recoverit!

With an increasingly frenetic work day, with increasingly tight delivery times and with all the distractions that we have around us, at any moment we can make the slip of deleting files that we should not have deleted. In many cases this is not a major problem: just go to the recycle bin and restore them to their original folder. But what if we have already emptied the recycle bin, or if we have directly deleted the files using the shift + delete shortcut? So … we just panic.

You don’t have to worry! Even in these seemingly difficult circumstances, you have the solution at your fingertips. You just need to use a state-of-the-art file recovery software, like Wondershare Recoverit. Wondershare Recoverit can help you recover deleted files with ease. Curious? Just keep reading until the end!

What is Wondershare Recoverit?

Wondershare Recoverit is a lost file recovery software specifically designed to rescue those files that you have mistakenly deleted on your device or on any portable drive, for example a USB or external hard drive. It works on both PC and Mac and will allow you to rescue your deleted files as long as there is some rest of them left on your hard drive. You can consider it as the real life saver for your documents!

Wondershare Recoverit: How to Recover Deleted Files

If you want to use Wondershare Recoverit to recover deleted Word files, or any other type of document that you have mistakenly deleted from your hard drive, including USB drive, all you have to do is install Wondershare Recoverit and follow these steps:

1. Narrow your search

On the main screen of Wondershare Recoverit you will find a series of locations that you can choose to narrow down the search for your lost files. This allows the software to find them more quickly, as it takes less time to scan just one folder than it does to scan your entire hard drive. If you remember where you had the files before deleting them, indicate their location to narrow your search, and if not, perform a full search of your entire hard drive.

2. Please wait while searching

When you press the ‘Start’ button, Wondershare Recoverit will start searching for your lost files. This may take some time, but you will see how the found files appear on the screen.

3. Preview your files

If you see that any of the files you were looking for appears, you can click on it and press the ‘Preview’ button to check if it is indeed the file or the version of the file you were looking for. If so, press the ‘Recover’ button to restore the file.

4. Recover your files

It is done! Now you have recovered your lost files. Wondershare Recoverit will have left them in the specified folder, so that you can access them whenever you want. Check that they are in perfect condition, and as soon as you have access to them again, make sure to make a backup copy of them so you never lose them again.

Restore the system

Likewise, Wondershare Recoverit also has a system restore function with which you will be able to recover your computer in case it has suffered from a problem with its software. For this you will only need a USB drive from which you can start your computer with the Wondershare Recoverit repair kit. From there, just follow the onscreen steps so that the software can recover your system and give you back access to your important documents. It really is a very versatile tool!

Video Repair

Besides being able to recover deleted files, with Wondershare Recoverit it is also possible to repair corrupt videos. In order to do this, this software will need to have a similar video file that was recorded with the same device, ideally an older version of the corrupted file. In case you have this file, the repair software will replace the bad sectors and restore your video.

Have you accidentally deleted a file that you need to recover at all costs? Try Wondershare Recoverit for free and you will see that this software is able to locate it quickly, as long as there are remains of your file on your hard drive or in the virtual memory of your computer. Now restore your accidentally deleted files easily and safely thanks to Wondershare Recoverit!

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