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omfgkevin
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-13-2009

How to remove write protection from Card Reader?

I'm currently using this blue SD Card Reader called USB Card Reader/Writer (picture here)

[img]http://site.spyville.com/Spy_shop_pictures/SD-card-reader-1.jpg[/img]

 

and I can't seem to remove write protection? I've tried to eject and remove and insert steps but they won't seem to work, but how do I open the Card Reader so I can turn write protection off so I can place other files into the SD Card?

 

Please and thanks.

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flalynda
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎08-26-2009

Re: How to remove write protection from Card Reader?

see the write protect switch is not in all the drives, and i dont see a switch there

besides this you can try the followign method

  • Open Registry Editor by Start > Run.
  • Type in regedit.
  • Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\
  • Locate the sub-key StorageDevicePolicies. If it doesn’t exist then create it first. Create a new key under Control by right clicking on it so that you don’t create it elsewhere by mistake.
  • Right click in the blank area of the sub key you just created and create a new DWORD value by the name WriteProtect.
  • Double-click it and set the value data as 1 (and 0 for disabling it).
  • Click OK, close the Registry Editor and restart the PC.

I think this should help you

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Entropy
Posts: 3,445
Registered: ‎01-15-2009

Re: How to remove write protection from Card Reader?

Did you by any chance flip the write protect switch of the SD card itself by accident?

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omfgkevin
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-13-2009

Re: How to remove write protection from Card Reader?

the switch to the left of the SD card is up, so I pulled it down adn that did nothing, so I will try the regedit thing.

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omfgkevin
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎09-13-2009

Re: How to remove write protection from Card Reader?

i now tried the regedit, but it didn't work.

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flalynda
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎08-26-2009

Re: How to remove write protection from Card Reader?

what didnt worked? i mean please mention specifically at what level you are having difficulty?

if this didnt work, then get yourself a new one....:smileyvery-happy:

coz there is nothing that can be done more

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