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Help: encrypted microSD card, how to decrypt/format?

OP Phantom1275

30th November 2008, 11:55 PM   |  #1  
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Hi all,

I don't know when or how it happens, but suddenly my microSD card is somehow encrypted. At least, there is a .menc file on it.

Now I can't copy or erase any files to it, neither using ActiveSync nor a card reader. I can't format it either, by any means. I tried everything, formatting using card reader, Pocket Mechanic, delete the disk partition within XP... nothing!

Even in file explorer, using my Cruise, I can't erase my files, format, anything!!

Somebody please help me!
1st December 2008, 02:25 AM   |  #2  
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It looks more as if your card was broken, not encrypted. Otherwise you should be able to format it in any case. Usually micro SD do not have any write protection switch, but in any case check if it is write protected.
1st December 2008, 02:56 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Phantom1275

Hi all,

I don't know when or how it happens, but suddenly my microSD card is somehow encrypted. At least, there is a .menc file on it.

Now I can't copy or erase any files to it, neither using ActiveSync nor a card reader. I can't format it either, by any means. I tried everything, formatting using card reader, Pocket Mechanic, delete the disk partition within XP... nothing!

Even in file explorer, using my Cruise, I can't erase my files, format, anything!!

Somebody please help me!

Are you using WM6.0 or WM6.1 ?

Reason I ask is that it has been widely reported that a bug in WM6.1 prevents SD encryption from being turned ON.
1st December 2008, 07:25 PM   |  #4  
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I use WM6.1. I'm starting to think that my microSD card is broken.

I can't format it, copy files to it, delete files from it... but I can still see all files on it!

Looks like FAT is somehow stuck, so it can't be modified. That's why I can't do any changes in the card.
21st July 2009, 10:26 AM   |  #5  
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