Write Protected

By merfman
Oct 15, 2008
  1. Hey,

    I have a removable memory card that fits into my phone, that holds both music and pictures.I deleted all the music off of the card and now i want to transfer new music back onto the memory card but whenever i try to transfer music onto it, i get a message saying:

    Cannot Copy File: The Disk is write-protected
    remove the write-protection or use another disk

    i tried using Unlocker, but when i try to unlock the memory card it says no action can be taken.
    Does anybody know how i can fix this, of remove the write-protection?

    thanks for any help
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Things I found here: http://www.siliconguide.com/qa/forum/messages/418-2.shtml

    A -

    check your lock switch and if it is in 'locked' position REMOVE THE CARD FROM ADAPTER and position your switch to "unlock" and reinsert the card

    B -

    1. Click Start->Run.

    2. Type regedit and click OK.

    3. Save your registry settings by clicking file > Export > save. This is the bacup taken in case something messes up.

    4. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE by clicking on the + sign next to it.

    5. Open SYSTEM by clicking the plus sign next to it.

    6. Open CurrentControlSet.

    7. Open Control.

    8. Open StorageDevicePolicies

    9. Right click on WriteProtect and click modify.

    10. If the value data is 1 change it 0 and click ok.

    11. Repeat steps 7 to 10 for ControlSet001 and ControlSet002 .

    12. Close Registry editor and Reboot.
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