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Ways to Remove Write Protection from Micro SD Card on Windows 10

Windows 10 isn’t able to copy anything to a write protected Micro SD card? This tutorial will help you with ample of solutions to remove write protection on your Micro SD card or other multimedia devices

Sometimes, when you are trying to use Micro SD card on Windows 10 PC, you may receive an error message stating “The card is write protected”. It means that you won’t be able to copy, write or delete anything from the card. So I will guide you on how to remove write protection from Micro SD card on Windows 10.

Learn how to deal with write protected Micro SD card?

Removing write protection from Micro SD card and other devices is one and the same so you can use the below-explained methods to remove write protection from Micro SD card, SD card, USB pen drive, etc.

Method 1: Slide the Micro SD card switch to disable write protection

Micro SD card has a lock to enable or disable write protection in it. If you have unknowingly changed the slider switch of Micro SD card, then put it in an adapter and try to slide the switch in order to avoid getting write protection error.

Method 2: Use Antivirus software to scan your write protected Micro SD card

Mostly, the “Write Protected” error usually occurs because of harmful viruses and malware in your card. So try to scan your write protected Micro SD card using antivirus tool to make sure that they do not contain any harmful files.

Method 3: Dig up your Windows System Registry to remove write protection from Micro SD card

Sometimes, the “Write Protected” message pops up due to Windows errors which can be easily fixed using System Registry. Just follow the below steps:

  1. Click on Start > type regedit to open Registry Editor
  2. Navigate to the following path:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentConrolSet/Control/StorageDevicePoliciesA

  1. Find Write Protection option, then double-click on it and change the value data to ‘0

Method 4: Open Diskpart utility to remove write protection from Micro SD card

  • Run Command Prompt and type diskpart then click Enter
  • In the Diskpart window, type list disk and press Enter key
  • To choose your Micro SD card, type select disk 1 and again press Enter
  • Type attributes disk clear readonly in order to remove write protection error and hit Enter
  • Right-click Micro SD card and click Format option to format your card

Since formatting wipes out entire data saved on the card, so make sure to take a complete data backup. If not, you can use Micro SD card file recovery software to retrieve data from Micro SD card.

In conclusion, I would like to say that whenever you can’t copy, write, delete, format or encounter “Write Protected” error with your Micro SD card then try to use the aforementioned solutions. Following these handy methods will certainly remove write protection error from your memory card and you will be able to use your card seamlessly.

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