Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video The card is accidentally locked, part of Recovering Photos from Memory Cards.
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…If you shoot with SD cards and microSD cards, here's one that can get you.…The lock switch.…Now, you may not even realize that there's…a lock switch on these things, but there is.…It's usually unlocked, and that's probably why you haven't thought about it much.…But the lock switch is right here on the edge.…Now, when it's in the top position, it's unlocked,…and you can read and write to the memory card.…But if you accidentally lock it, and I've done this, it's not…that hard to do, then the switch goes down here and is locked.…
Now what happens is, when the memory card is locked, you can't read or write to it.…It's basically unusable.…And, some cameras are very good about giving you a clear message.…It'll say right on the LCD, your memory card is locked, you have to unlock it.…And you go, oh okay.…Now that you've seen this movie, you go, you pull out the memory card and you…move this little switch upward, put it back…in the camera and you're in good shape.…Some cameras, however, won't be that clear and they'll…
When bad things happen, this course can help. Photographer and author Derrick Story details a variety of disaster scenarios and provides practical advice for surviving them. Learn how to recover accidentally deleted photos, retrieve photos from a memory card that's generating errors, and work with cards that have been physically damaged.
Derrick demonstrates a variety of photo-recovering software for the Macintosh and Windows PC, and concludes with advice on keeping your memory cards—and the photos and video they contain—healthy. The techniques in this course apply to SD, microSD, and CF cards, as well as memory sticks.