I use a Pi 3 for development. Now I want to clone the SD card with my program to a Pi Zero W. I read out the image of the Pi 3 card with "disc imager", but cannot rewrite it onto the card that I used before in the Pi Zero.

Probably I have to remove the write prtection - but how?

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  • Does this help MicroSD Adapter Write Protect Switch – RubberStamp Nov 14 '17 at 23:44
  • Are you able to use another card reader? – PNDA Nov 15 '17 at 5:42
  • also sometimes removing cards from a windows machine without "safely removing" sd cards they can go "write protected" – Dr.Rabbit Nov 15 '17 at 16:11

Right click on the sd card storage when it pops up on your desktop and uncheck the write access box in the permissions section.

if you are using a mac, then use the terminal or the disk utility to erase the sd card first.

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