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Sandisk Write Protection Removal and Format Instruction

Updated on Sep 14, 2018 by Brithny to Partition Master

Are you bothered by Sandisk write protection? This instruction provides effective steps to remove the write protection and format Sandisk memory card, USB flash drive, pen drive, SSD, etc with ease.

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: 


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

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 directly. Do remember to remove the Sandisk write protection first.
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 Windows 10 is supported

1. Insert Sandisk SD card, USB flash drive or other devices you want to format into a computer

2. Launch EaseUS Partition Master. Right-click the SD card, USB flash drive or other devices and choose "Format partition".

choose the right option to format the write-protected Sandisk device

3. A mini window pops out, on which you can edit the partition label and choose a file system.

edit information of the formatted write-protected Sandisk device

4. Click "Apply" to format the write-protected Sandisk memory card, USB flash drive, pen drive, etc.

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.