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How do i remove write-protection from my sd usb flash drive

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October 27, 2011 5:27:32 PM

How do i remove write-protection from my sd usb flash drive
a c 415 G Storage
October 27, 2011 5:52:17 PM

First, if it's an SD or other flash memory card (from a digital camera, for example) then make sure it's write-protect switch is set to allow writes:



If that doesn't solve the problem, then check to make sure that writing to USB devices isn't disabled in the Registry.
See: http://www.ghacks.net/2011/03/18/how-to-enable-write-pr...
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November 10, 2011 6:26:53 PM

but what can i do to remove data if the protect switch is missing,can I do something on the circuit board to turn protect off/
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a c 415 G Storage
November 10, 2011 7:20:09 PM

If the switch is missing then cover the notch with a bit of thin black tape.
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a c 311 G Storage
November 10, 2011 8:04:19 PM

If, on the other hand, you have a flash device that does not have a write-protect tab (many do not) and it is showing as write protected, something bad happened to it.

That tab may be missing because it was built without one. There are a heck of a lot of threads out here about spuriously write-protected flash. If this is your case, some members recommend reformatting it. I personally recommend copying all the files off it and then putting it through a shredder; I wouldn't trust it.

Edit: Sminlal, you are so much more optimistic today than I am.
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November 18, 2011 7:24:38 AM

SIR I AM VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY.................................. THANKFUL TO U ! AM TRY TO REMOVE THE WRITE PROTECTION ON MY USB 2.0 BUT I AM NOT SUCCESS ! BUT WHEN I CHECKED THE NOTICE ON YOUR SITE THAT THERE SHOULD BE THE LOCK ON THE MEMORY CARD THAN I OPEN IT AND COPIES THE FILE ON MY HARD DISK WHAT I SEE THAT I AM SUCCEED OOO SIR I TRY IT FROM MOARNING BUT I SUCCESSFUL IN EVENING ! AGAIN THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR !
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