How can I retrieve my corrupt file if my memory card is write protected?

Ruvy Ann Yubos March 16, 2013

How can I retrieve my corrupt file if my memory card is write protected?

  1. reha andrew
    April 3, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Simply you can use a memory card recovery software or removable media recovery software to recover your data.

  2. Paul Pruitt
    March 19, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I am also missing something here. Can't you always retrieve/read/copy a corrupt file even if it is read only which think is all write protection on the memory stick does.

    If you are having trouble reading the file period try Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier: once you get some kind of file back, apply the appropriate corrupt repair program to the recovered file.

  3. susendeep dutta
    March 18, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Use neo9 tool to remove write protection from memory card -

    After it gets removed,you may be able to recover the file easily.

  4. EL
    March 18, 2013 at 6:15 am

    You can also try easeus data recovery. Can you copy the files onto your computer?

  5. maria cater
    March 18, 2013 at 2:36 am

    try minitool data recovery,

    i used it before. good one./

  6. Oron Joffe
    March 17, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    You could try Recuva (from
    The fact that the drive is locked is not a problem (you should be reading from it and writing onto your hard disc), but as Alan says, something in your question doesn't make sense. Are you trying to recover an earlier version of the file?

  7. Chinmay Sarupria
    March 17, 2013 at 9:11 am
  8. Alan Wade
    March 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Sorry if I am missing the point here but why do want to retrieve a corrupt file?
    If the file is corrupted then it is unusable so I dont understand why?

    As I said, sorry if I am missing something here.

  9. SaapeXD MoHods
    March 17, 2013 at 12:57 am

    You might have locked your Adapter Accidentally! To lock you would have to press down and your memory card would be locked! Make sure that lock is turned off and then try recovering data using Recuva (

  10. ha14
    March 16, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    insert the memory card to computer, on windows go to start menu
    1. Start > search bar -> CMD right click on it and choose run as administrator
    2. on the black window type: diskpart and click enter
    3. type: list disk and click enter
    4. type: select disk # (# is the number of the memory card see yours which one is) and click enter
    5. type: attributes disk clear readonly and click enter

    • jamil
      July 8, 2013 at 6:24 am

      i cant understand how do it?

    • jamil
      July 8, 2013 at 6:25 am

      today when put my micro sd card in cmputer, there no file showing, plez tell how i recover my file or card?

    • Hovsep A
      July 8, 2013 at 9:50 am

      perhaps there are hidden.

      Go to Start -->Run-->type cmd right click ond choose run as administrator.
      if your memory card is as G (check your letter):
      Enter this command: attrib -h -r -s /s /d g:*.*
      Then check if your real files will be shown

  11. EnglandBabe
    April 8, 2011 at 8:06 am


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