Windows 10: Writing to SD Cards

Discus and support Writing to SD Cards in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; in order to backup and restore an SD card (32GB) I use "USB Image Tool" on my Windows 10 computer. Worked fine until a month ago but now I get... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by aliskander, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. Writing to SD Cards


    in order to backup and restore an SD card (32GB) I use "USB Image Tool" on my Windows 10 computer.
    Worked fine until a month ago but now I get following error message while trying to restore a .img file to my SD Card:

    "Could not write to the USB device (code:5)!
    Please close all open explorer windows for this device.
    Access is denied".

    I don't have opened explorer (booted and started USB Image Tool).
    I could backup (not restore) from my SD cord to an image file (.img) using USB Image Tool
    Simular programs (belanaEtcher, Win32 Disk Imager, Upswift imgFlasher, ..) have the same problems.

    Maybe it is due to the latest Windows update but my question is: is this problem known to other users and is there a solution?
    thanks in advance, gabril

    :)
     
    aliskander, Jun 26, 2020
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  2. 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\ with value 0

    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 two years 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 26, 2020
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  3. 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 26, 2020
    #3
  4. Writing to SD Cards

    SD card failure

    Hi Andrew,

    I would need to ask few questions so I can isolate your concern properly. Kindly answer the following:

    • Did you get a specific error message?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps you have done so far?
    • What's the current build of your computer? Press Windows key + R and then type winver.
    • Did you try to run a full system scan using your anti-virus? Can you tell us the result?
    • Does your SD card has a write protection?

    Meanwhile, you may try these troubleshooting steps:

    Step 1: Run the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter. Open Settings> Update & Security> Troubleshoot> Hardware and Devices> Run the troubleshooter.

    Step 2: Check SD Card in Disk Management.

    1. Open Disk Management.
    2. Your SD card will appear as a removable disk.
    3. Check if it has a drive letter.
    4. If it does not show anything, right click the SD card and then select “Change Drive Letter and Paths”.
    5. Click “Add” and select a drive letter, then click “OK”.

    Step 3: Update SD card driver.

    1. Open Device manager.
    2. Find your SD card and right click it.
    3. Select Properties.
    4. Click the driver tab and then select Update Driver.

    Note: You may need to use a keyboard and mouse to connect to your laptop to perform the said steps if it does not allow on tablet mode.
     
    Raymond Ave, Jun 26, 2020
    #4
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