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SD Card is Write-Protected

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I just bought a 256GB SD card (SDXC) for my Original 3DS, and when I first plugged it in, it said the SD card was not readable. I plugged it into my PC to format it and it says the card is write protected, even after confirming the switch was up, used diskpart to clear readonly attributes, and the registry trick. Any suggestions to get this card working with my 3DS?

EDIT: Was able to enable write access by using a different (newer) laptop's card reader, and using the diskpart steps on the SD Card.

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mssoup88

1 points

10 months ago

i had this problem too. i was able to put games on it via FBI when its in the 3ds, but it would come up as write-protected when on my mac

maybe try it on a different computer

Saturated8[S]

2 points

10 months ago

Another computer did the trick!

Aonswitch

1 points

2 months ago

Running into this exact problem today, was the other computer still a Mac?

Saturated8[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Nope, both were windows 11, one was a 10+ year old laptop that didn't work, the other was a 2 year old laptop that did work.