Researchers have shown that an average person has at least 19 different passwords for all of his accounts. To name a few, there is probably one for email, a different one for networking site, another for Facebook, Instagram, etc. and not to forget the password you create for your memory card. For some people, forgetting memory card password can be a catastrophe. Unlike your online accounts, your memory card doesn’t come with phone number verification or security questions. For that particular reason, people often freak out over the thought of losing access to their memory cards. But honestly, there is no point in going bananas at all because even when all of our different passwords get mixed up in the memory salad of our minds, there are ways in which we regain access to our memory card.
The solution for this problem is more simple than most people might think. If setting a password on your memory card bring you so much trouble, why don’t remove it? This article introduces two ways of unlocking your memory card and retrieving your old password. If you have accidentally sent your password to the lost land of your memory, take a deep breath and spare a moment to read till the end of this article, you might find it very useful.
So continue reading since the solution for your everyday problem is only a few sentences away.
What Is Memory Card?
In these days of overwhelming information, everyone needs a digital device to store their data instead of piling up towers of paperwork or sticking memory notes around the house. Lucky for us, we can avoid that inconvenience thanks to the memory card. This tiny mental chip we put inside our phones can store up to millions of data files. However simple it might sound, when you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk of losing it all. Imagine what happens when you lose access to your memory card. Terrifying scenario, isn’t it? But you don’t need to worry about it anymore, the following procedures can help you regain access to your memory card quickly and painlessly. In addition, these methods are completely safe and will not damage your card. If you would like to find out, please continue reading.
There are two methods in which you can regain access to your memory card: through Android and through your computer. Of the two techniques, the Android one offers more features. Not only does it allow you to remove your password, it helps you retrieve the current password and access your data. The computer method only allows the first feature. It will not restore the previous data. In other words, if you choose to use the computer method your memory card would be wiped off any data that already in it. Our advice is only to try the computer method either if the Android one fails or you don’t care to get the previous data back.
Method 1: Unlocking Memory Card Using Android
This section is the step-by-step guild to unlock your memory card with Android. By using this platform, you will be able to regain password and keep your data. The instructions are made as simple as possible so that everyone can follow. Please read the steps below carefully and follow it as instructed:
1. Start by inserting the memory card into your Android device (it can be either your phone or your tablet).
2. Go to Google Play and download ES File Explorer.
3. After you have successfully launched ES File Explorer, locate the system folder and look for mmcstore.
4. Rename mmcstore into mmcstore.txt and open it.
5. You will now be able to see your current password for your memory card. Make sure that you remember it this time. We suggest that you write it down on a piece of note.
6. Go to the Options menu and click on Remove password. Enter the current password (the one that you have just jot down).
This allows you to get access to your memory card’s data. That’s it. Now you can use your memory card as usual. Pretty easy, isn’t it?
Method 2: Unlocking Memory Card Using Your Computer
Before you open your computer and start unlocking your memory card, keep in mind that this method will erase all previous data. If you don’t want to lose your data, we recommend you to try the Android method. Even though using your computer requires fewer steps, you should only use this method as the last resort in case the Android method does not work for you. Here is how it is done:
1. First, make sure that you have your memory card inside your phone.
2. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
3. When you see the memory card image appeared, select Format.
Now that you have selected Format, you can regain access to your memory card, which is now blank and removed of all previous data. You can start using it like new and fill it up with new data.
Forgetfulness is such a common problem nowadays. The world we are living in requires a lot more than just brain power. There are all sources of things to remember: deadlines, passwords, important dates. We are human after all and human tends to forget. It is okay if once in a while, you find the information mixed up inside your head and no matter how hard you try to recall, you just couldn’t remember. Your memory card password would very well be one of the things you forget more often than not – so the next time you find your password wandering in the Forgotten land, calm down a little bit, take another look at this article and you will know what to do.
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