Can't Delete Files or Format My SD Card, What Should I Do?

It almost drove me crazy! I can't delete files or format my 4GB Sandisk card. It is write-protected, but I can't remove write-protection from my SD card since its switch is not set to a lock position. What should I do now? Help, please!

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Sherly· Answered on Aug 09, 2023

So your question is how to format write protected SD card, isn't it? It can be easy if you use the correct procedure.

To solve your problem and remove the write protection from your SD card, you can try the quick fixes here:

  • Change an SD card adapter
  • Unplug and replug your SD card
  • Reconnect your SD Card to a new computer

Then, check if the write protection is removed. If none of them works, you can try the following commands to solve this issue:

Step 1. Reconnect the SD card to your PC and launch Command Prompt.

Step 2. Press Enter each time you type a command below:

  • diskpart
  • list disk
  • select disk 2 (replace 2 with the number of your SD card)
  • attributes disk clear readonly

Be careful when you type the commands, or you are apt to get the wrong result and even suffer data loss.

Well, now you can delete files or format your SD card now. If you choose to format SD card on Windows 10/11, EaseUS Partition Master, a reliable partition manager, can help you a lot.

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