Write Protected?

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May 20, 2011

Write Protected? by personperson at 8:17 AM (1,763 Views / 0 Likes) 8 replies

  1. personperson
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    I've been using a 16gb micro sd with my DSTwo since I bought it and for the most part it has worked.

    I wanted to put some new files onto the micro sd so I put it into the adaptor it came with and tried to copy them on, only to find that my micro sd was now write protected.

    I can't delete or put new files on and my sav files aren't even keeping, so basically it has become unusable.

    Anyone know how to fix this?

    I've tried the trick of sticking the micro sd into a sd card adaptor and switching the lock slide to unlock but it hasn't worked.
     
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    That happened to me, put it in an SD adaptor and use the right protection switch on the side of the adaptor and turn it off
     
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    @ game dragon: did you not see he's already tried the SD adaptor switch

    Anyway - I've not had this problem with a MicroSD card but did with a USB Memory stick - turned out the USB stick was f**ked,

    However, it might not be the case for you... a Google search came up with this. Look @ the 'SD Write Protect Problems: slider tab/software' section might help

    Summary:
    > It MIGHT be the switch on the adaptor need to be 'in-between' Lock and Open
    Have you another one to try ??
    > Could it be your actual card reader - have you another one to try ??
    > There is a registry entry that can be changed by Antivirus software (the link on the post DOESN'T seem to go to the fix though)
    Another Google search came up with this - I HAVE NOT TRIED THIS
    > The card may be f**k - Can you back it up & tried reformatting with the panasonic formatter ??
    (You might need to do a FULL format instead of a 'quick' one)
     
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    I have a 16gb Samsung MicroSD that belongs to a friend, same issue here. Nothing I have tried works for me, and the regedit fix that CanonFoddr posted... well, those entries don't even exist on my pc (Win7 x64)

    Only thing I haven't tried is a low-level format with DBAN. If that can't fix it, then the thing is just fucked.
     
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    so perhaps there IS a registry fix for Win7 - just in a different place

    EDIT: Apparently there was a line I missed in that regfix
    'Note: If the registry key StorageDevicePolicies key does not exist, you will need to create it'
    Whether this is why you couldn't find it - I don't know
     
  6. personperson
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    Yeah none of these things worked, although I did manage to get it formatted through a format program and I doubt I did the registry thing right, but now I have a blank sd that doesn't let me copy anything to it.
     
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    I had this but it was my usb and not my card.
    The sd went into my usb into the pc so....
     
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    Suppose I should add that I don't think its even a computer problem. Used 3 different readers (2 microSD USB readers (scratch, 3 actually) and used my brothers netbook through a SD adapter) and multiple phones, will not format in any.
     
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    tried another pc ?
    if the card shows up like that there as well I would guess it the actual card that f**ked, a
    s that is what happened to me with a usb flashdrive
     

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