I use smartphone with Android version 5.1.1 Whenever I try to delete files (videos, images, ebooks, etc) from my SD card I get the "Failed to delete" message. I looked for the solution to the problem online but didn't find the matching. What I tried was I unmounted my SD card and mounted it to my PC. Then I ran cmd as administrator and tried these commands in order:

list disk
select disk 1 (which pointed to my SD card)
attribut disk clear readonly

It didn't work out.

What do you suggest to do?

  • It happened to me atleast 2 or 3 times alraeady. I did not manage to recover it since it's in readonly. If DISPART did not cut it, there's no other way I think. Jul 30, 2019 at 1:04

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It's a very common problem for less reputed SD cards. It can be fixed by doing a full format on the SD card. (Not a quick format because it doesn't check for bad sectors or data redundancy errors). Don't forget to keep a backup before formatting.

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