The media is write protected error and how to fix it

Occasionally, Windows users are prompted with an error that says media is write protected when you try to write anything on the internal or external device. By following this step by step guide you can fix this problem on your own in a very little time.

How can you fix the media is write-protected error on Windows 10?

Performing a full system scan:

Sometimes your system is infected with malware that tends to cause malfunctions in your system and errors as well, so a full system scan is essential for removing the malware threats from your computer. Follow the steps below to run a full system scan

  • Go to the start menu and search defender
  • Now double click and open the tool
  • Then choose the shield icon
  • Now click on Advanced Scan option
  • Check the full system scan box
  • Let the scan run and if you find any malware remove it

Run Chkdsk:

  • Open the command prompt and run as administrator.
  • Then type in the following command.

chkdsk X:/f

Note: X is your respective drive name

  • Hit Enter and wait for chkdsk to repair your drive

Cleaning up unnecessary files:

  • Go to the start menu, then search for disk cleanup and launch it.
  • Select the respective disk you want to clean, then see how much space you can cleanup
  • Now select the button cleanup system files.
  • The disk cleanup will remove any unnecessary temporary files from the drive


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