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    How do I fully remove sandisk unlocker?


    by bcrowd ·


    I recently purchased a SanDisk 2TB Extreme PRO Portable External SSD. It came with security software which I installed without really thinking. It created a virtual CD Drive which has only read permissions used to unlock the drive before using it. I switched the Drive Letter of the Virtual CD (originally D:) with the Drive Letter of the external SSD(originally F:) so that the external SSD would appear higher in file explorer.
    After realizing it would require me to enter a password in every time my computer restarts I decided to try and uninstall the SanDisk unlocker. I believe that because I switched the Drive Letters when I went into
    Setting > Apps and used that to uninstall the software it did not actually remove the unlocker. Currently, anytime I restart my computer I have to run a pointless exe file located on the virtual CD that does not require a password in order for me to have access to my drive. How do I permanently get rid of this Virtual CD Drive and remove the faux lock on my SSD?

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      Re: Sandisk unlocker

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to How do I fully remove sandisk unlocker?

      – Does it uninstall if you switch the drive letters back to what they were?
      – Can you go back to a System Restore Point before you installed that security software?
      – Can you go back to an image backup of the HDD/SDD that contains Windows?

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      How do you remove a SanDisk Unlocker?

      by cillentalbert ·

      In reply to How do I fully remove sandisk unlocker?

      Unlock SanDisk Write-Protected Device using CMD
      list disk.
      select disk # (# is the number of your SanDisk USB/SD card/SSD drive that you want to remove write protection from.)
      attributes disk clear readonly.

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      SanDisk Security

      by d3v10u51 ·

      In reply to How do I fully remove sandisk unlocker?

      I did the same thing. Downloaded SanDisk Security, hopefully you remember the password. Check the box that says remove unlock and enter password. Afterwards check the box that says remove password. You’ll get a warning but just continue. It will now be unlocked and not require a password. Then, you can just uninstall SanDisk Security so it won’t happen again and format drive.

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