Disk is Write-Protected - 4 Steps to Remove Write Protect SD card or USB Drive

We will try to remove write-protect memory device from software level to physical by following the steps mentioned below to remove write protected SD Card or USB from software level to physical lock switches.

Companies manufacture different types of write-protect switch to disable features like transferring data or formatting the write protect memory.

It is safety measure followed by every company to avoid unauthorized data access or deletion and so memory devices are provided with a write protect option which can be turned on or off.

In the following content, we will discuss about 4 methods to remove write protect from different memory devices like SD cards or USB drives. You can easily remove write protect from your SD card or USB drive using the below mentioned steps.

Comment section is available after the whole content where you can leave your views or problems while performing the mentioned steps to remove write protect SD card issue.

4 Steps to Remove Write Protected Micro SD Card/USB Drive

disk is write-protected error

Step 1 : Use Antivirus to scan write protected SD Card/USB

  1. There are a lot of virus spread across the whole internet and are somehow present on almost every computer without antivirus or with it. So, there's a possibility that may be a virus is doing it to keep you away from copying/formatting/delete a file from your write protected SD Card/USB.
  2. I would suggest you to get a antivirus if you're currently not having one and start scanning your write protected SD CARD/USB. Remove all the virus and other potential Trojans or worms from your computer and the SD card/USB and try to perform the action like copying/formatting/deleting the files and folder on your write protected SD card or a USB drive.
  3. If you are still facing the write protected issue, it means there's nothing like a virus or Trojan causing write protected SD card/USB problem and follow the next step.

Step 2 : Use Regedit.exe to Remove Write Protect SD Card/USB in Windows OS

regedit guide to add storagedevicepolicies

1. Use command prompt (cmd) to open "regedit.exe" which is called Registry Editor or you can simply goto Start > Run > regedit.exe.

Windows 8/8.1/10 users can simply start typing regedit at the windows home screen itself where the applications appear in tiles.

2. Explore the tree structures folders on your left in registry editor window following the below mentioned directory.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ StorageDevicePolicies

3. If you don't find the StoreDevicePolicies in the above directory then you can create it too. Stay in the directory HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control

4. Right click on "Control" folder under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ " and select New > Key > Rename it to StorageDevicePolicies.

5. Click and select StorageDevicePolicies, right click > New > DWORD(32-bit) or QWORD(64-bit) value according to your system configuration > Name the new value to WriteProtect and set its value to "0" and save.

6. Restart your computer and check if now your write protect SD card/USB is working and you are able to copy/format/delete files or folders on your SD card/USB.

7. If not, try to set the value of WriteProtect key that we've just created to "1" and save. Restart again and check your write protect SD card/USB.

8. If this doesn't works out as well then follow the next step to remove write protect SD card/USB problem.

Step 3 : Use Diskpart Utility in Windows OS using  to remove Write Protect Memory Card/USB

diskpart cmd steps by step guide to remove write protect sd card or usb

  1. Start cmd > type "diskpart" > hit Enter.
  2. Now type > "list disk" > hit Enter.
  3. A list will appear showing different disks of different size attached to your computer.
  4. Identify your SD card or the USB drive by carefully checking the storage size mentioned on the right of each disk. Selecting the wrong disk will leave you with total data destruction.
  5. Type "select disk #"  : "#" is the corresponding value in your case like "select disk 0" or "select disk 1" etc.
  6. Now to remove write protect from your USB drive or a SD card, type "attributes disk clear readonly" and press Enter.
  7. You're done and now you can simply close the cmd or type > exit > press Enter to exit.
  8. Check your SD card or USB drive to see if now you are able to format the write protect SD card or the USB or copy or do any other read/write operations. If not, then follow the next step.

Step 4: Turn off SD Card or USB Lock to Unlock

sd card lock button

  • This is the last step to follow as hardly any SD card or a USB has a lock switch to make it write protect memory card.
  • Generally, SD card reader has a sliding switch to turn write protect mode on/off. Just in case if your SD card or USB drive has such switch to turn memory write protect on or off, then must try to unlock your SD card or USB drive to remove write protect from a SD card or USB drive.
  • There would be labels to let you understand in which direction the lock is needed to be slide to get your memory card write protect removed.

Launching a Startup? 3 SEO Strategies You Should Know

You’ve come up with the great idea, you have funding, and you’re ready to make your dream a reality. The next step is to get the word out, and obviously, that will involve a website. But in order to spread the news of your fledgling company, people will need to be able to easily find your website. In order to do that, you need to make sure you have the right best practices in place so your website appears on search engines when users search for your ideal queries. Here are 3 search engine optimization (SEO) strategies to help make that happen and ensure your new website hits the ground running.

seo strategies for startups

Create Massive Value Posts (MVPs)

Not all articles are created equal, and it’s important that you spend time creating content that serves a real purpose for your website, and that content has to be continually produced. You should use relevant keywords in your post, and make sure that the article remains focused on those high-volume, applicable keywords. Using media like photos and videos to drive home your point is important, too. Of course, make sure all your content is well written, error-free, and is in-depth enough to properly communicate your message.

The point is to make it as simple to follow and as informative as possible so your readers and users get the best experience they can, which will make them want to come back. Additionally, producing reliable and high-quality content will ensure your website becomes an authority in your space and other websites or visitors will begin to rely on your site for information and news.

Content Marketing

This is one of the most effective SEO strategies, because it can make your website more credible and legitimate in the eyes of Google. Obviously, it’s all about your content, and that could involve slowly building it up on your website. Promote your own content within your site by linking back to other relevant posts you’ve written in the past.

If you can get other sites to link to your content, even better, and sharing your content across social media will up its SEO, too. An important part of this is, of course, having really great and informative content that other websites or users will want to link to or reference. Keep this in mind when creating your content. 

Organic Link Building

As the name would suggest, this strategy isn’t totally something you can plan – it has to happen organically. But, there are things you can do to help make these links happen and increase your SEO. Posting meaningful comments on other websites and blogs with links back to your site is a great way to do this.

Try to keep this kind of activity limited to sites within your industry, because that is what will keep you looking legitimate for Google. You can even set up a system to track the comments you’re posting, and see what makes the traffic roll in.

Commision Junction Affiliate Programs for Higher Earnings

Commision junction is one of the good affiliate program platform just like ClickBank affiliate programs that offers thousands of product and services from several different advertising industries to let people generate some commissions.

Commision Junction

After joining  Commision junction you just need to apply to join some programs offered at Commision junction that run with it. Every advertisers at Commision junction has their own type of affiliate program and you can promote their products by applying for it in order to earn commision. As soon your application is approved then you are applicable to promote their products and services using some special referral link to count your progress.

Commision junction is not like other affiliate programs like ClickBank, Amazon etc. you are free to promote any product and services without any approval to promote whereas in Commision junction your application to promote a product or service offered by a particular advertiser may get rejected.

However, it's not that much free way kind of affiliate program platform but still lots of people make good money form it , who use it very much effectively.

Features of Commision Junction

- Better quality products than Amazon and ClickBank.
- Represents very big industry based companies.
- No cheap service system.
- Wide range of products or services available to promote and choose.
- Email based system that allows advertisers and affiliates to correspond with each other.
- Payment frequency is monthly and the threshold is around $50 for direct deposit.

According to Darren Rowse (ProBlogger owner), he personally shared his experience with Commision junction as a user since a long time.

He says " I’ve used Commission Junction for a year or so now and have never really had much success with it – partly because I’ve not found many products in it that quite fit with the topics that I write on and partly because I have found other programs (like Amazon) to be easier to add to my blogs.
In fact I’ve used Commission Junction so little in the past few months that today when I logged onto it I found that my account has been deactivated (I’ve since reactivated it). "

You can rate it 8 out of 10 overall according to it's features as Commision junction provides more features than many other affiliate programs platform available now. So, basically Commision junction completes every single requirement to facilitate affiliate marketing easily. Every single transactions reports types including commision amount, summary, sales, lead, CPC, performance etc.

A well organised analytical view is also provided by Commision junction to understand their progress according to public involvement stats, conversion rates (CR), earnings, sales etc.
So, I found Commision junction a good affiliate program system based company. It provides an easy organized  and interactive interface to let you keep tracking your performance.

8 Best Google Cardboard VR Android Games and Apps

Google Cardboard and its apps are offering so much in the easiest way to let people experience virtual reality today with the help of their smartphones. While the VR headsets like Sony's Playstation VR and Oculus Rift are making the most noise in the virtual reality market, Google cardboard offers the low-cost consistency,DIY virtual reality headset and a software platform which is very useful for app developers to expand and add Virtual reality (VR) experience.


1. Tilt Brush Gallery  App on Google play store

Tilt Brush Gallery

It doesn't allows you to draw your imagination but lets you look around creations and full motion drawn demos of Tilt brushes contrasting a wide range of abstracts.

Price: Free

2. Caaaaardboard!   App on Google play store

Caaaaardboard! App

It is a custom made version of the game AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!! which is specially made for virtual reality headsets. Caaaaardboard! is a game that works like a charm with Google Cardboard and lets you experience a immersive diving off of building which seems so real while performing stunts in it.

Price: $1.99

3. Titans of Space    App on Google play store

Titan of Space App

This is a great VR game for parents who wants to teach their kids. Including very vast visual experience, the app also offers some fun facts and information about the outer space celestial bodies. It is full of twinkling stars and our solar system, a great stuff for educational purposes.

Price: Free

4. Sisters   App on Google play store

Sister App

Switch off your lights, insert your headphones into your smartphone and get ready to get insanely freaked out. It is a creepy, addictive, sinister with full of scary surprises which will surely give a heart stopping experience.

Price: Free

5. Insidious VR    App on Google play store

Insidious VR App

You will get a voice guided tour of the afterlife in a very creepy way full of horrifying sound effects. It was launched to promote the Insidious movies series but the experiences it offers are quite intense and creepy.

Price: Free

6. Roller Coaster VR    App on Google play store

Roller Coaster VR App

Afraid of riding on a roller coaster? A must download app to experience in immense roller coaster themed ride with a wonderful jungle scenery.

Price: Free

7. Vrse   App on Google play store

Vrse VR App

It is a storytelling based application which offers you sweeping landscapes and some great graphics with a perfect background storyline. It is a free app to download and one of the best app for experiencing VR till date.

Price: Free

8. Waa! VR    App on Google play store

Waa! VR App

This VR app is truly good for kids. Waa! VR is a virtual reality game where a little astronaut gets assigned to you and allows you to go on tremendous breathtaking adventures of the space. You need to focus on objects shown inside the Waa! VR to select or initiate them. It offers a full 360 degree viewing experience and you are supposed to defend your little sweet astronaut from the incoming asteroids.

Price : $1.15