Apr 17, 2017

How to Remove Write Protection from USB Drives and Memory Cards

Sometimes you'll find that it's impossible to format, delete or copy new files to an SD card or USB  drive. The reason behind it is that the disk is sometimes write protectedCheck the drive or card for a physical lock. Many USB drives and SD cards will have a physical lock switch that turns on write protection.If there is a switch, just make sure the switch is set correctly to allow files to be written to the drive. If there is no lock switch don't panic, I found a much quicker and better solution which actually worked for me.

Do the following:-
  1. Click start button (Lower left corner) Type in cmd and hit Enter. A new cmd window will open.
  2. Type diskpart and press Enter. Now diskpart window will open
  3. Type list volume and press Enter. Now you will see all your connected devices. Note the number of your write protected drive.
  4. Type select volume # and press Enter. (# is the number you noted in above step).
  5. Type attributes disk clear readonly and press Enter.
Thats it......... hopefully you will be able to copy, edit and delete files from your drive now.
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