Instruction for Sandisk Write Protection Removal and Format

Brithny updated on Sep 16, 2019 to Partition Master | How-to Articles

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Remove write protection from Sandisk pen drive
Format Sandisk memory card & USB flash drive with EaseUS free partition tool

Sandisk write protected error cases

"The SanDisk SD card in my digital camera not let me delete or take pictures. So I want a SanDisk repair tool to fix the problem. When I did the job using windows disk management tool, it shows write protected error. How do I get my SanDisk memory card off write-protect!?"

"I bought a SanDisk Cruzer Edge 8GB. But when I tried to reformat it for other uses, Windows says 'the Disk is Write Protected'. How can I remove the write protection from the Sandisk USB flash drive and format it successfully?"

"I cannot format my Sandisk pen drive because it is write protected. Is there any Sandisk write protected removal tool can help to format write protected pen drive?"

Sandisk writes protected error usually happens when you trying to format a Sandisk storage device. It is an issue that has disturbed lots of users for a long time. Have you ever encountered such a similar Sandisk write protected issue? Now, it is no longer a problem. Follow the details below, and you can remove the write protection of the Sandisk device then format it.

Two steps to remove write protection and format write protected Sandisk USB pen drive/SD card

Step 1. Remove write protection from Sandisk pen drive

Click Start, type Regedit in the search box, click Regedit.exe to open the Registry editor when you see it is displayed at the top of the list. And then navigate to the following key: 

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies

Double-click on the WriteProtect value in the right-hand pane of Regedit.exe. Change the Value data from 1 to 0 and click OK to save the change. Close Regedit and restart your computer.

set the value data as 0

Regedit.exe alternative - write-protection removal tool

If you are not professional in computing management and not familiar with command lines, don't worry. EaseUS R&D team has promoted a fresh kit for helping you resolve the write-protection issue on your hard drive, external hard drive, USB or SD card, etc., devices.

EaseUS Tool M is a practical computer fixing tool that is safe and light-weighted. It's a perfect alternative to the command line. 

Use this one-click tool to solve the write-protection issues on your own:

Step 1: DOWDLOAD and install EaseUS Tool M for free.

Step 2: Run EaseUS Tool M on your PC, choose "Write Protection" mode.

Step 3: Select the device which is now "Write-Protected" and click "Disable" to remove the protection.

Remove Write Protection from storage devices.

Connect your Sandisk USB flash drive or pen drive again, and you should find the write protection is removed by this write protection removal software and the device is no longer write protected. And then you can format the Sandisk device as normal using third-party format tool.

Step 2. Format Sandisk memory card & USB flash drive with EaseUS free partition tool

EaseUS Partition Master Free is the tool here we would like to recommend to you. It works well to format an SD card, USB flash drive, pen drive, and other storage devices after you remove the write protection. The free format tool is unable to format a write-protected device directlyremove the Sandisk write protection first.

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 Windows 10 is supported

 

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the partition on your external hard drive/USB/SD card which you want to format and choose the "Format" option.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: Assign a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3: In the Warning window, click "OK" to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting your external hard drive/USB/SD card.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4

Being efficient, safe and easy, the above guide is the best solution to remove write protection from Sandisk pen drive or format write protected Sandisk pen drive. You can try it with no hesitation whenever you are trying to find a Sandisk write protected removal tool & write protected format tool to fix Sandisk write protected issue.

 
 

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