Windows Cannot Format USB drive Device Media is Write Protected Error Solution

First of all make sure that you don't have the write-lock or write-protect switch enabled on the SDCard or USB drive.

If the above is not the case, then follow these instructions:

Solution - Clear Read Only Attribute

Hit "Windows Key+R" and enter "cmd" to enter the command prompt:

Now type the following :

After each step hit the enter key

  1. type DISKPART
  2. type LIST VOLUME
  3. type SELECT VOLUME X (where X is the volume number you want to remove the write protect from.)
  4. type ATTRIBUTES DISK CLEAR READONLY
  5. type EXIT

 


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