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D5100 -- write protected or not?

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celavin

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Hi --

 

I just took a 32 GB SDHC card out of my Nikon D5100 and inserted it into the reader on my Windows PC. The card contained hundreds of pictures I shot with the camera this afternoon.

 

When I tried to move the images off of the card and onto a hard drive, Windows wouldn't allow me. It would allow me to copy them off the card, but not move them off. When I tried a different approach, Windows explicitly told me that I could not do what I wanted to because the card was write-protected.

So I pulled the card out of the reader -- and sure enough, the write-protect tab was set to the "Lock" position. When I slid the tab back, Windows moved the pictures off the card just fine.

 

Which begs the question: If this card was write-protected, how did the camera save several hundred pictures to it?

Thanks

CL



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Most likely because you accidentally write protected it when moving it from camera to reader...I know several (including myself) who have done it before...Thus, it was not write protected in camera...you can always write protect it intentionally and put it into the camera (not sure it will allow it to go in) to confirm it won't write to the card...



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Most likely because you accidentally write protected it when moving it from camera to reader...I know several (including myself) who have done it before...Thus, it was not write protected in camera...you can always write protect it intentionally and put it into the camera (not sure it will allow it to go in) to confirm it won't write to the card...


Yes. In fact one of my cards the write protect slide,, slides real easy and when I put it in my card reader it goes to lock real easy. The stop or whatever is gone so I now have tape around it.

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The slide is one of the weak points in the SD standard. It usually moves far too easily and/or is too easy to catch on the edge of the reader.







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