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Some Files on microSD Card are Locked

I had a slightly different problem. My SanDisk 2G MicroSD card was bought and placed by me in my Samsung S3600 cell phone. The card allowed me to copy or cut some files(such as images or movies) using my computer. However it did not allow copying, deleting, or editing some other files when I wanted to manipulate them in my PC or laptop. The difference between those files was that the first group was created by the cellphone itself. For example the first group consisted of pictures or movies that I had taken myself using that particular cellphone. However the second group included files sent to me using Bluetooth.

There was ABSOLUTELY no solution to make the SDcard allow me to manipulate or at least copy those bluetoothed files. I tried every method described here to no avail. I tried changing the write protection of those files, using my cellphone, but again to no avail. I tried that wrapping the adapter in some tape, or changing the place of that plastic lock on the adapter. The problem was not that the microSD card was locked or write protected. It was not. Only certain files were selectively protected.

The only way that I could manage to transfer them to my laptop was to bluetooth them into another phone, and then transfer them from my other cellphone to my computer.

There was NO way around, as far as I could digg, to work it out.

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:06:37 +0300

In your PC, right click on one of those locked files and select "Properties". Does it show "Read-only" or "Hidden" as checked? If so, you can probably un-check them.

If they are not checked, then the files are probably locked through Access Control List (ACL). Try using this free TakeControl software to unlock them. Or you can try doing it manually via the "Security" tab in "Properties". You have to have administrator's privilege to unlock the files via ACL.

Let us know if either of these solutions work.

Chieh Cheng
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:51:45 +0300

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