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Hi guys, I'm having an annoying problem with a microSD card. I previously had a Samsung Mesmerize phone (Galaxy S, SCH-I500) that came pre-installed with a a 16gb class 2 Samsung branded microSD card. Well I just switched carriers and I now have an LG G2x phone. I put in the microSD card and at first it seemed to work. All my files were there and it seemed to be fine.

That is, unless I try to delete or modify or add anything. Using a file manager on the phone, it will just say there has been an error if I try to delete any files. So I plugged the phone into my PC and tried deleting files from it on my computer. That seemed to do the trick, but as soon as I went back to the phone, the files were magically back. So I tried to erase the SD card using the phone method. It didn't give any errors but also didn't erase the card.

Then I plugged it back into my PC and tried to format it. This was again successful and the computer showed no files remaining on the card. But when I tried to access it again on my phone, everything was back. Then I tried to format the SD card with the quick format option unchecked on my PC. This took a while but was successful.... until I checked on the phone and all the files were still there....

So then I used a microSD to SD card adapter and tried plugging the card directly into my laptop, and it recognized it right away. But the delete key was disabled on files and if I tried to drag them to the recycle bin it said the card is write protected, and it also said that when I tried to format it on the laptop. And no the little switch on the SD card adapter was NOT set to write protect.

Anyway, I am able to read all the files on the card just fine and without error. I just can't add, delete or modify files, or format the card... and unfortunately I no longer have my old phone to test because I turned it in to receive a discount on the G2x.

Anybody know what the heck is going on here???
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That's curious, you can't really write protect a uSD. Try destroying the partition map by using diskpart. Remove all other removable media from your computer, then start command prompt. type in "diskpart" then hit enter. Then enter in "list disk". Look for the drive with the matching storage capacity (assuming you removed all of the data already). Enter "select disk #" (where # is the number of the uSD card). Then type "clean". Type "exit" to end the diskpart application then type diskmgmt. Find your SD card, it should be 1 block of unallocated space. Right click, New Volume, then format it with the correct settings. FAT32 would be the one to choose for most phones. See if this works.
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That's curious, you can't really write protect a uSD. Try destroying the partition map by using diskpart. Remove all other removable media from your computer, then start command prompt. type in "diskpart" then hit enter. Then enter in "list disk". Look for the drive with the matching storage capacity (assuming you removed all of the data already). Enter "select disk #" (where # is the number of the uSD card). Then type "clean". Type "exit" to end the diskpart application then type diskmgmt. Find your SD card, it should be 1 block of unallocated space. Right click, New Volume, then format it with the correct settings. FAT32 would be the one to choose for most phones. See if this works.
Just tried this. Everything went successfully. Until I removed the phone from my PC using safely disconnect hardware, and looked at the contents on my phone to find all the files still there... And they are still there when I plug it back into my PC.
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You can try a low level format, using a card reader, not accessing the microSD through the phone.

http://hddguru.com/software/HDD-LLF-...l-Format-Tool/
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The problem is your card readers follow the rules.

With SD cards, write protection is usually on the side of the card reader. I've had cards that were write protected - usually I lop off some toothpick and tape it where I think the latch should be. That fixes it so I can write to them.

You might try something similar, if you can figure out why the write protection latch is registering when it shouldn't be,
     
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