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    Question Micro SD card write protected?

    I had a problem with 2 micro SD cards today which were both allegedly write protected. This was on my PC running Windows 7 64-bit. I searched the web and found various solutions, none of which worked for me. I then decided to try to do something with the cards on my netbook which has a built in card reader and is running a version of Ubuntu Linux. This allowed me to do everything I wanted. Is the problem with Windows?
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    Were the cards formatted as NTFS on another system?

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    The versions of Ubuntu I've tried could read NTFS-formatted drives [now using Linux Mint]. Are you using the SD-adapter that usually comes with the micro cards [required for some card readers and built-in slots]? It may have a write-protect switch on the edge like the actual SD cards do.

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    I was using the adapter that came with the cards and I checked the write-protect switch. It was unlocked in both instances (when using Windows 7 and Ubuntu) but Windows insists the cards are write protected. The cards were formatted as FAT32.
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    Are you able to re-format a card under Win7?

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    No, it will not allow me to format the card either. I was accessing the cards in Windows by using the card reader on my Canon MG4250 printer. The printer is connected to my PC using USB. I have another card reader which I can connect directly to my PC, don't know if that will make any difference. I think I will try tht soon. My PC is not booted up yet, I am using my netbook. I'll let you know.
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    Well that's solved that one. When I put the card in my Kodak card reader and connect that to the PC running Windows I have full read/write access. When I use the card reader on my Canon MG4250 multi function printer it says the card is write protected! Obviously the answer is that using the card reader on the printer does not give full access. Thanks for all the replies.
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    Interesting! Thanks for getting back with your solution.

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