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how to remove write protect from WD passport

I am trying to copy files to my WD MY Passport from my Lenovo X301  Oddly some folders move without a problem and others stop telling me the disc is write protected.  Any assistance or insight is appreciated.
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cheers4beers

8/22/2022 - Mon
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1. Plug your passport into your computer.

2. Click “Start” on the taskbar to open “Run” and type in “regedit”.

3. Go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” to expand “System”.

4. Find “CurrentControlSet” in “System” list to click “Control”.

5. Check whether there is a key named “StorageDevicePolicies”.  If not, right click on "Control" and select New --> Key and name it "StorageDevicePolicies".

6. Right-click this new key to highlight “DWORD Value” and name it as “WriteProtect”.  Double click this “WriteProtect” DWORD entry and change the "Value Data" number to 0.
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