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Cant delete files or format my SD card. (Not set on LOCK, either)

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July 16, 2013 8:45:41 AM

Cant delete files from my SD card.
4GB Sandisk.
I tried to format.
Card is write protected.
Card switch is not set to LOCK position.
But, I toggled the switch a few times on the card to unlocked, in case it was stuck.

Anyone know what's wrong?
Just a fried card?
Just buy another one for $6?

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July 16, 2013 8:49:57 AM

goodenough said:
Cant delete files from my SD card.
4GB Sandisk.
I tried to format.
Card is write protected.
Card switch is not set to LOCK position.
But, I toggled the switch a few times on the card to unlocked, in case it was stuck.

Anyone know what's wrong?
Just a fried card?
Just buy another one for $6?


Umm, make sure you have admin privages and try to check the disk for errors, errors can prevent files from being deleted because the drive is confused where the files are.

If that doesn't work, just buy a new card

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July 16, 2013 8:51:57 AM

Thanks. I did error checking, and it came back OK.

How do I check if I have admin privs? I am on Win7.



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July 16, 2013 8:57:04 AM

I had a similar problem with a 32GB Sandisk USB flash drive. The dang thing was nearly brand new when it got stuck and was locked from editing. I couldn't format, delete, or add to it. The interwebs are full of similar stories. I was able to contact Sandisk and get a replacement. You might just consider getting a new card.
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July 16, 2013 9:07:26 AM

whiteodian said:
I had a similar problem with a 32GB Sandisk USB flash drive. The dang thing was nearly brand new when it got stuck and was locked from editing. I couldn't format, delete, or add to it. The interwebs are full of similar stories. I was able to contact Sandisk and get a replacement. You might just consider getting a new card.


This does happen, if your still under warrenty, just get a replacement.
To check for admin, go to users in windows and make sure your the admin
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July 16, 2013 10:06:02 AM

Forget any warranty.

It's easier to just buy a new one for $6 in 5 seconds.
BUY IT NOW. Thanks.

4G = $5.50
8G = $6.79
16GB = $12.95

I'll just upgrade to 16GB in case I ever need to film a longer video clip.
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July 16, 2013 10:18:54 AM

goodenough said:
Forget any warranty.

It's easier to just buy a new one for $6 in 5 seconds.
BUY IT NOW. Thanks.

4G = $5.50
8G = $6.79
16GB = $12.95

I'll just upgrade to 16GB in case I ever need to film a longer video clip.

Ya, sometimes they just screw up, and its not worth the 3 hours of fixing, running to the store is most of the time easier with these SD. Make sure you pick the best answer to close the thread. Users will appreciate it.
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July 16, 2014 8:11:02 PM

had same problem. But my old machine with XP deleted the photos just fine.
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July 24, 2014 5:07:12 PM

bob1033 said:
goodenough said:
Forget any warranty.

It's easier to just buy a new one for $6 in 5 seconds.
BUY IT NOW. Thanks.

4G = $5.50
8G = $6.79
16GB = $12.95

I'll just upgrade to 16GB in case I ever need to film a longer video clip.

Ya, sometimes they just screw up, and its not worth the 3 hours of fixing, running to the store is most of the time easier with these SD. Make sure you pick the best answer to close the thread. Users will appreciate it.


And sometimes you can afford to buy a new $50 60GB Micro SD card!
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