Most people consider write protection as a problem but it is actually meant to protect your SD card or pen drive from unauthorized write operations. Sometimes, this advantage itself becomes the cause of heartbreak and irritation on your face. In this article, I’m going tell you about some methods which will help you disable write protection on your SD card or pen drive.
Check out these methods:
SD cards and some pen drives have a switch which is used to enable or disable write protection in it. You might have changed the position of that slider switch. In the case of a micro SD card, put it in an adapter and then try to slide the switch.
You can scan your write protected SD card or pen drive using some antivirus software. There are chances that some malware having evil intentions for your SD card.
It is not that every time you have a faulty hardware or some malware is conspiring against your SD card. It might be possible that the file you’re trying to copy has the size larger than the available space on your SD card or pen drive. Go to the Properties of your pen drive or SD card to check whether it has enough space or not.
Also, the issue may be with specifically that file. The file may be set to Read-only. You can remove it by going into the Properties of that file and unchecking the Read-only check box.
You might want to go one step further if the above methods aren’t helping you getting the deal. Use Windows Command Prompt to disable write protection in SD card or pen drive.
Here are the steps:
Now you’re done with disabling write protection in your pen drive or SD card. Windows will be able to copy files and folders to your SD card.
If the command line methods don’t work and you can format the SD card and get rid of write protection. Here are the steps:
The format process will take a few moments. After this, you’ll be able to use your SD card normally.
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