How to Unlock a Micro SD Card Password
By Melanie Fleury
Micro Secure Digital memory cards, or Micro SD cards, provide storage for a variety of different kinds of devices, including mobile phones, PDAs and cameras. They can be protected by passwords so that the information that you have saved on it is secure. Sometimes, the password can be forgotten or lost. Recovering your password is easily done with your computer and SD card reader on your computer.
Place the micro SD card into your card reader on your computer. Right-click your "Start" button and then "Explore". Find the micro SD card, it will be listed as a removable drive.
Click on the micro SD card and the files will show on the right-hand side. Find the file that says " MMCSTORE" and then select "Copy."
Right-click on your desktop and then click "Paste." This will move the MMCSTORE file to the desktop so that you can get access to edit it.
Right-click on the MMCSTORE and then click on "Open With." Open the file with Notepad.
Read the text to find the password. It will be in plain text.
Remove the SD card from the computer and place it into the device for which it is used as storage. Turn on the device. When it prompts you for the password, enter it.
- If for some reason the password does not work, you can reformat the SD card. However, this will cause all data that you have stored to be lost, so use care when doing so.
Melanie Fleury has been writing professionally since 1995. She has written for various educational websites such as Edhelper.com and is the educational consultant at the Knowledge Tree Center for Education. She enjoys creating curriculum for children with various learning styles. Fleury holds a master's degree in education specializing in early childhood from Ashwood University.