I have a Polaroid XS100i, I've only used it once and taken junk photos\movies to test it. Now I'd like to delete those files but the MicroSD is write protected.

I have tried connecting via USB to the camera, inserting the MicroSD into a card reader and deleting and using a regular SD adapter (one with a write protect switch) and inserting that into a card reader.

I've also tried using diskpart to remove protection.

What else can I do?

  • \$\begingroup\$ How much searching have you done to find a solution? \$\endgroup\$
    – JenSCDC
    Aug 3, 2014 at 23:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ Just enough, answer below. \$\endgroup\$
    – BanksySan
    Aug 3, 2014 at 23:31

2 Answers 2


Turns out to be a setting in the Registry, look at:


If there is a value WriteProtect, set it to 0, if not, create it as a DWORD and set it to 0

Solution found at kioskea.net


There is a tiny switch on the card itself. Move it to the opposite position.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't think his card has a write-protect switch, since he mentions trying an adapter that did have one. \$\endgroup\$
    – MikeW
    Aug 8, 2014 at 19:28
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    \$\begingroup\$ MicroSD cards have no switch. \$\endgroup\$
    – his
    Aug 9, 2014 at 17:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ Aye, no switch on a MicroSD, only one on an adapter for a regular SD. \$\endgroup\$
    – BanksySan
    Aug 9, 2014 at 20:51

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