Windows 10: How to disable write-protection for SD-Card ?

Discus and support How to disable write-protection for SD-Card ? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello. I am trying to perform a firmware update for my DSLR camera, and so have to copy some files in the root directory of my SD Card. I usually... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Traian Mechenes, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. How to disable write-protection for SD-Card ?


    Hello. I am trying to perform a firmware update for my DSLR camera, and so have to copy some files in the root directory of my SD Card. I usually transfer the files from my camera to my PC by plugging the usb cable and using the camera brand's software utility so thisis the first time I am trying to actually copy something ON the card by using my laptop's sd-card reader slot.

    Upon trying to copy the file, I get a "The disk is write protected. Remove the write-protection or use another disk".

    I can confirm having tried the following without any success:

    1. Checked the physical switch on the SD memory card to be in the correct position

    2. Performed a diskpart from the cmd-line as administrator with the following operations:

    DISKPART> select disk 5

    Disk 5 is now the selected disk.

    DISKPART> list partition

    Partition ### Type Size Offset
    ------------- ---------------- ------- -------
    Partition 1 Primary 29 GB 4096 KB

    DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonly

    Disk attributes cleared successfully.

    DISKPART> select partition 1

    Partition 1 is now the selected partition.

    DISKPART> attributes volume clear readonly

    Virtual Disk Service error:
    The operation is not supported on removable media.

    DISKPART> detail disk

    SDHC Card
    Disk ID: 00000000
    Type : SCSI
    Status : Online
    Path : 0
    Target : 0
    LUN ID : 0
    Location Path : UNAVAILABLE
    Current Read-only State : Yes
    Read-only : No
    Boot Disk : No
    Pagefile Disk : No
    Hibernation File Disk : No
    Crashdump Disk : No
    Clustered Disk : No

    Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
    ---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
    * Volume 4 F NIKON D500 FAT32 Removable 29 GB Healthy

    DISKPART> exit


    3. Added a 32-bit D-WORD value key named WriteProtect to the windows registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\

    After performing these steps I am still denied permission to write to the SD Card. Can anybody please help me, I feel like I am going insane with this operating system, this being one of the innumerable list of problems I am continuously having with Win10 since I first installed it a year ago. Sometimes I feel like I should uninstall it...

    I should mention the the SD-Card in question is functioning perfectly and when inserted into my camera it writes the pictures without any issue.

    Thank you.

    :)
     
    Traian Mechenes, Jun 6, 2019
    #1

  2. Write Protected SD

    Hi Fred,

    Write-protected SD card disables some functions in the SD card like installing new data, delete data or move data. We suggest checking if there is a small physical switch located on your SD to disable the write-protect. Also, you may try removing the write
    protection thru the Properties of the drive. Open File Explorer > Right-click the SD card > Properties > Remove write-protection.

    If the if two suggestion we provided didn't resolve the issue, we recommend contacting the manufacturer of the SD card for additional assistance on formatting your SD card.

    Keep us in the loop with the result.
     
    Martin Bar, Jun 6, 2019
    #2
  3. SD card write protection

    My computer is showing that my SD card is write protected. The write protection switch is not in the on position I have already changed the settings within the card ( admin command propt way). I have tested on other computers and camera and they are all
    showing that it works. This is the third time this has happened. Why is this happening?
     
    Windows User Pls Fix, Jun 6, 2019
    #3
  4. XMEzy Win User

    How to disable write-protection for SD-Card ?

    Toshiba SD Card Write protection *HELP*


    I have a Toshiba Sd Card that is write protected and i dont know how to fix it.

    My SD Card is unlocked and i did the storage device policies thing + Attributes disk clear readonly

    but here > https://gyazo.com/1e3d01e4b19d6abe40bade49ce827c39.png It says its not read only

    Im usign windows 10 home
     
    XMEzy, Jun 6, 2019
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