5 Easy Steps on How to Remove Write Protection on SD Card

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Some people face problems when they try to copy or move files to SD Card because of the write protection. They do not know what to do to get it off. Write protection itself prevents files inside to get formatted or deleted. Actually, it is not the SD card problem but windows problem. However, there is a way out for this issue. Here are some solutions on how to remove write protection on SD Card.

5 Solutions on How to Remove Write Protection on SD Card

There are 5 easy ways on how to remove write protection on SD card to help you get rid of the write protection when you are going to copy data or files in your SD card. Let’s check it out.

how to remove write protection on SD card
how to remove write protection on SD card
  1. Removing Write Protection Using Regedit

Many errors and issues are actually solved easily using registry by following these steps:

  • In the Start menu, search for “Regedit” and then open the Registry Editor.
  • After that, navigate this following key:

“Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies”

  • Then, on the right hand panel of Regedit, you will find Write protection. Double click on it and then change the value of 1 to 10 before closing the Regedit.
  • As for the last step, restart the PC and then plug the SD card back. Now you can use it.
  1. Removing Write Protection Using Diskpart
  • First of all, plug the SD card and then launch command prompt by searching cmd.exe in the start menu.
  • After that, navigate this following key:

C:\Users\manish\diskpart

  • Then, list disk and select a certain disk. Next, click on attributes disk for clear read-only
  • Clean the disk and create partition primary
  • Format fs=fat32
  • After that, exit
  1. Removing Write Protection Using File Disabling
  • As the first step, right click on memory card and then select properties.
  • Under the tab of security, you will find your account name (in this case you should be the administrator)
  • After that, change the permission for SD card to “Read & Execute”, “Read & Write”
    , or “Full Control”.
  • As a result, the write protection will be removed as well.
  1. Removing Write Protection Using Lock Button
  • Check whether there is a lock button on the SD Card or not
  • If you find any, turn it off because the write protection may be caused by the lock button
  1. Removing Write Protection by Scanning with Antivirus
  • Scan the SD Card with antivirus because the reason of write protection may be because of notorious viruses. So, scan them and remove it from SD card.

Those are the five easy solutions on how to remove write protection on SD card. Make sure that you try each solution because it may be not that hard to get rid of it.