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How to Clear Recent Emoji/Smiley Chats in WhatsApp

Not everyone password protect their device from unauthorized user access there are some people who won't store any important information on their device who will use mobile phones like a computer temporary storage(RAM).

However, there are some places where we usually ignore to remove traces of chats completely, that is emojis/smileys in recent tabs. Emotions and facial expression of various forms are derived as smileys, which can actually reveal a lot of information clearly than a text conversation.

Also Read: How to Backup, Recover and Restore Sticky Notes in Windows OS

Why Smileys for Communication?
Smileys are the only way to communicate without any offense, even an angry smiley doesn't add so much meaning to it because these smileys are artfully appealing.

How to Delete Recent Emoticons/Smileys Chats from Social Messengers
We all knew that just a select and tap on delete button will delete the WhatsApp and other social media text messages from the app history, but have you ever thought of clearing chats conveyed through emoji's, which exists in the recent tab for easier re-use of the same icon again.

For those who are seeking for an option in the Messenger settings to clear recent emoji chat histories, just stop searching roots at top of the tree. In our previous article, we've revealed that most of the social messengers like WhatsApp uses devices default keyboard only and the same cannot be applied in this article. Now you would have guessed where to search for an option to delete the recent emojis/Smiley chats.
  • Step 1: If your intention is to delete only recent Emoji/Smiley chats from history and want your text conversation to exist even after deleting emojis chat history then follow the below steps else ignore step 1 and go to step 2.
    • Open WhatsApp -> Go to Settings -> and tap on Chats -> Chat backup - > click on "Backup" to create backup of text conversation.
    Create WhatsApp chat backup
  • Step 2:  Now go to android settings -> Apps -> Whatsapp - > in Storage - Click on Clear Data.
    Clear WhatsApp Data
  • Step 3: Now open WhatsApp and sign-on with your mobile number again then verify and if you wish to restore the text messages back then click on backup to restore back the text messages alone without recent emoji chats history, if not then skip to open whatsapp without any history conversation/chats/messages etc.
    Click on Restore - To Restore text messages alone back to WhatsApp

    After successful sign-on No recent emoji
  • Step 4: And you're done. by now you would've successfully restored the text messages and removed the recent emoji chats from WhatsApp.

How to Remove PDF File Password using Browser

Though passwords are meant to protect information from the third eye, well it doesn't make sense if even you are not allowed to remove a password of your own PDF file when you no longer required to protect the same.

Already we have hell lot of passwords to remember for each and every online/offline accounts and these PDF files are making it even worse by encrypted PDF files with different passwords for each. As a result, you may become a stranger and considered unauthorized for your own document once you've forgotten the password.

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How to Remove Password From Encrypted PDF File?

PDF files formats are mostly used in online business and banking transactions for the document level security, compressed size, universal device support and much more.

Despite being a universal utility/document, unlike other applications, the utility so-called PDF don't endorse the "remember password" function, thus whenever the protected PDF is attempted to explore then each time the user has to input the password to access the content inside the document.
Protected PDF prompting to Input Password to Open File
Also if you want to share the document or attach the document for any online verification purposes you'll have to share the passcode along with the same. So to remove password which no long required to continue from now on, then just follow the below steps to tamper the protection from PDF.

Note: Passwords can be removed from the encrypted PDF file through browsers only when the user knows the existing password of the file.
  • Step 1: Just drag and drop the encrypted PDF file from the computer disk into the browser window.
  • Step 2: Immediately password prompt dialog box opens for the password input.
  • Step 3: Enter the appropriate password and click on submit to open the PDF file.
    Enter the PDF file password to open the document
  • Step 4: Now simply click on the print icon at the top right corner of the browser window or press (CTRL + P) and select the destination file format as PDF then click on save and name the file and tap on save to create a  copy of the password protected PDF file without a password.
    Select the destination type as PDF to create a copy.

    Select the destination type eg: PDF and then save the document 
     Note: To save/print the document as PDF file, it is necessary to install the Adobe PDF reader.
  • Step 5: And you're done, now open the new copy of PDF file without any hassle to enter passwords each time.
Note: This trick doesn't actually remove the password instead it will create a duplicate copy of the same file with same content without a password, as a result, this won't work if the document is print restricted.

Since most of the popular browsers come with a built-in PDF reader by default like most of the operating system/platform/device supports PDF file format. Hence, this trick to remove password from encrypted PDF file can be achieved with any browsers such as IE, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFoxOpera, Safari etc without any hassle.

How to Play Apple iPhone Videos Format(.MOV) in Android Devices

iPhone remains unique among it rivals around the market, and there are people who go insane to buy the latest iPhone releases every time even without knowing the features and facilities that it contains and fall just for the brand name. However, it's not just the Tag/brand name which grasps its users and other device users attention to its side, iPhone maintains a certain standard which hasn't compromised and equated by its rivals yet.
In a mobile world, iPhone is considered as an alien to other smartphones. We call iPhone as an alien because its operating system and features are not universal. So if you're an Android user and want to play .MOV(Quick Time Multimedia) videos which are an Apple iPhone video format in your android device then you'll end up seeing "format is not supported" to play .MOV files message prompts in Android which could be an exasperating thing when you're curious to watch a video with no time.

Error prompt when iPhone videos played directly in Android
So here in this article, we will list two simple ways which you can use to play iPhone videos in Android mobiles. Though we have two different ways but it can also be achieved with the same tool itself.
  • Way 1: Watch .MOV videos directly in Android Device using Multimedia player
  • Way 2: Convert .MOV iPhone Video Format to Android supported formats.
Here in this article, we are not going to introduce any unknown third party tool/players which you've not used/heard off. The most familiar tool called VLC is what going to do magic.

Read Also: How to watch youtube videos directly in VLC media player

Watch .MOV iPhone Videos Directly in Android Device using Multimedia Player
Android devices are preloaded with a list of video encoding parameters, therefore videos that match these parameters are only playable by default. However media player's like VLC were built in such a way to play even videos that are not in the default parameters listed in the Android Developers Homepage.

VLC is a multimedia player with which you can play almost anything If we say anything then it is obvious that you can play apple iPhone .MOV video format also with VLC media player.
  1. Go to Google play store and install VLC media player on your Android phone.
    Google Play store - Install VLC media player for Android
  2. After successful installation of VLC, now tap on the .MOV(iPhone Video) file and select VLC from the list of media players to open the videos.
    Select VLC from the list to play .MOV videos in Android
  3. And you're done. now you can play your iPhone videos directly in android devices without any issues.
Note: If the .MOV video still opens in the same default media player which doesn't support such file format then reset the option(clear the defaults) in Android apps settings and tap on the video file to open the video and then complete the action using any of the two option Just once(Play once in VLC) or Always(Play always in VLC).

Convert .MOV iPhone Video Format to Android Supported Formats.
For some reason, if you don't want the videos to be in .MOV file format which is not a compatible format for Android devices by default, then you can also convert iPhone videos to any format with VLC media player.

How to Hide Windows Drive Partitions Without Third Party Tools

We all have some secrets that we don't prefer to share even with our besties, And if you're a guy then you might be having some folders kept hidden and blended between some other folders to keep it invisible from anyone else using your computer.

Even though protecting important secret files in folders with passwords is necessary, but sometimes you may be forced to reveal your passwords to unlock secret folders to protect your valuable relationship from breaking. So here we come with a new technique that will keep your secrets as secret without let anyone know that you too have secrets, sounds good isn't it.

Don't Just Protect Disk Drives with Passwords Better Hide From Others
Stopping anyone from accessing your secret files with passwords is good. However, they know that you have secrets and they might attempt to crack your password in your absence with the traces left around. So don't give anyone the chance to peep into your secrets.

Also Read: How to Format Write Protected USB Disk Drive and SD Card

In windows hiding a disk drive on any user account can be done in several ways, but here we will share the easiest way among them.
  • Way 1: Hide Disk Drive Using Command Prompt
  • Way 2: To Hide Windows Disk Drives Using Disk Management Console(Recommended)

1: Hide Drive from Windows Explorer using Command Prompt
Third party tools are used by windows user to accomplish a certain task which is complex using command prompt, despite facilitation of third party tools in complex windows events, it has a higher risk of security threat. So it is better to type few commands by referring the below procedure to stay safe and secure.
  1. Step: Open "command prompt" window by typing CMD in start menu search field of windows and tap on Enter Key.
  2. Step: In the command prompt window type Diskpart and tap enter key. Immediately a User Account Control(UAC) window prompts, Click yes to continue with the process.
    Windows Command Prompt - Disk Part - User Account Control
  3. Step: After clicking on yes another new window prompts to proceed  with further process. In the new window type "list volume" and hit enter to list all the drives partition connected with the system(includes External & Internal drives).
    List of all disk drives connected to the system
  4. Step: Once the drives are listed, select any drive that you want to hide from windows explorer. To select a drive Just type "Select Volume E" (replace E with the drive letter (or) drive volume of the disk you want to hide) and hit enter. For Example: Select Volume 3(Here 3 denote the volume number)
    Select the drive that you want to hide from explorer
  5. Step: After the drive is selected, Just type "remove letter E" and tap on Enter key(here E denotes the drive letter which has to be hidden from the windows my computer list)
    Windows drive successfully removed from explorer
  6. Step: And you've successfully removed a drive from the windows explorer, now close the command prompt window and you will not see your disk drive E listed in windows explorer.
To display the removed drive back in windows explorer ?
By following the above procedure we have successfully hidden the drive from explorer if you feel the wrong drive has been removed from the explorer (or) want to show it back again on my computer, just follow the below steps.

Note: Since the drive letter assigned to the drive has been removed, only volume number can be used to select the drive.
  1. Just redo the above procedures from step 1 to step 4 (procedures explained below in SHORT for quick remembrance)
    • Open cmd prompt window, type Diskpart and click enter.
    • click yes to continue in UAC(User access control).
    • In the new window type, list volume to list all drives.
    • Type select volume 3(replace 3 with the drive volume to show the hidden drive)
  2. Once the hidden drive is selected, type Assign letter E(replace the drive letter with the drive letter you want to unhide) and then tap on Enter key to see the hidden drive back in explorer.
    Assign the drive letter to the drive to make it visible again in Explorer
  3. And you're done, the drive that you have deliberately hidden from windows explorer is now visible to everyone.
2: Hide Windows Disk Drive Volumes Using Disk Management
You don't need to be a techie to enable and disable disk drives from windows my computer using windows "Disk Management". Just follow the below steps.
  • Step 1: Open disk Management console window by typing "diskmgmt.msc" in start menu search field of windows (or) in run window then tap on Enter Key to open the console to load the disk management configuration information.
    Type the command  in start search or RUN then tap on Enter
  • Step 2: Here all drives attached to the computer will be loaded and listed here.
  • Step 3: Target the mouse pointer on any drive that you want to hide from windows explorer then right-click on it and select "Change drive letter and Path".
    Right click on any drive and select change drive letter and paths
  • Step 4: Immediately another new window prompts, here click remove to clear the drive letter assigned to the volume.
    remove the selected drive and click on OK
  • Step 5: After clicking on "OK" in change drive letter path, a warning message appears as below to confirm the action, Just click "Yes" on both the warning message prompts to complete the process.
    Warning message prompts to confirm the action to hide drive
  • Step 6: And you're done, the drive that you have selected has been successfully hidden from the windows explorer.

To show the hidden drive back in windows explorer just repeat the above step from step 1 to step 3 and in step 4 instead of selecting remove option just click on Add option and  Assign any drive letter to the hidden drive to get listed in the windows explorer.

How to Change WhatsApp Default Font Style and Format

WhatsApp was initiated as a platform to correlate people digitally without vocal communication. Like verbal communication, non-verbal communication can also be expressive, For example in verbal communication adding variant sounds and pressure to the word will add a different meaning to the word. whereas, in non-verbal communication like texting the same word can also represent several meanings with the fonts and styles used to form the word.
No doubt that smileys/emoticons are the best way to convey emotions via text to someone in messengers, but yet there are few emotions and expression that cannot be attained even by these emoticons.

Read Also: How to recover/restore deleted WhatsApp chat conversation

Why to USE font style in WhatsApp ?
Each type of fonts has its own history & representation and the most common type of font style that can be appended within any other font types are BOLD, ITALIC, and Strike Through.
  • Bold Text: Usually making a word or line in a phrase bold is to stand out from other words.
  • Italic : It is the most appealing font style in any article. To emphasize a word in a sentence using bold style is fine, but making several word bold in an article will be disruptive to the person reading the text, so to avoid such situation Italic styles are used to emphasize one or more words in a sentence.
  • Strike Through : This one style itself has several hidden meaning, For example in some sentence when it is used, it'll denote the mistake which should not be considered for inclusion. In some other case, it is used to denote that the word is recently edited or deleted.
How to Customize Fonts in Whatsapp ?
Changing WhatsApp font is not a rocket science, just tapping on few symbols before and after your words/text will do the magic.
  • Bold Fonts > To make your font bold, just add the symbol * (Asterisk) before and after the text which you want to highlight in bold.
  • Italic Fonts > To make your font Italic just add the _(underscore) symbol before and after the word or sentence you want to highlight in Italic.
  • Strike Through > To add a strikethrough in WhatsApp font, just add ~ (tilde) symbol before and after word that you want to mark.
  • Fixedsys Font > To change the default font to fixedsys font format, just add three ```(back quote) symbol before and after the text that you want the different font to applied.
Whatsapp font format and style 
Note: Left single curly quote symbol for fixedsys font format will not be available in the 1st tab of the number keypad in WhatsApp mobile, tap on to the next tab in number keypad to find the single curly quotes symbol.

Also Read: Hide WhatsApp photos & videos from gallery and music apps

How to change the font size in Whatsapp ?
Changing the size of the font in Whatsapp will not deliver big or small size text to the recipient, changes in size are applied only for better vision for different human eyes.
  • Open WhatsApp messenger and tap on the settings.
  • Click on chat option and tap on font size.
  • Select your preferred size from the 3 option either small,medium or large.
increase/decrease WhatsApp font size

How to Highlight Matching Values By Comparing Two Columns In Excel

Searching for the existence of similar values between the excel worksheet columns manually is fine when we have few values in a column, but if you have thousands of values in a column which has to be compared with another column for identical values, it may take a decade to do so.
Microsft's Excel is a powerful tool which can be used efficiently to do such a complex task in no time.

Read Also: How to protect Microsoft Excel documents with password 

How to Find Duplicate Values In Excel by Comparing Columns:-
For example, in the below image representation, In an Excel worksheet, we have values in two columns A and column C.
In order to identify and highlight the values of column A which are also available in column C, the Microsoft's Excel tool has several built-in functions and techniques to do so, whereas not every option is simple and efficient, so here we share one of the easiest ways among them.
Sample Data With Employee ID's in Column A and Column C
  1. Step: Click on column header to select entire column values and Tap on "conditional formatting" on the menu bar and click on New rule option.
    Select Column to be highlighted and tap on conditional formatting
  2. Now select rule type as "use a formula to determine which cells to format".
  3. And in "format values where this format is true field' enter the formula as =countif($C:$C, $A1).
    New formatting rule window
    • $C:$C = denotes the column to be compared.
    • $A1 = selected column (column values to be highligted for same entries in the column C.)
    Note: change the alphabet in the above formula according to the column used in your excel sheet, here in this article, I have used column A and column C.
  4. Then click on format on the same(New Formatting rule) window to open "format cells" window, here select any color of your choice to be highlighted when matching values found in the compared column.
    Format Cells - Fill Tab
  5. Now click on OK to confirm the chosen color.
  6. And the final result will look something like the below image representation.
    Result - highlighted matching values
Also Read: How to customize Windows Sticky Notes fonts, color, text etc.

Additional Note: With the above steps we found the matching values by comparing a column with the other column and to segregate the highlighted and non highlighted values, use filter options in Excel itself to do so, follow the below steps. 
  1. Select the column to be filter out.
  2. On the menu bar Tap on Data -> click Filter and a drop down arrow icon appears on the top of the selected column, click on it and select Sort by Color and select the color which is used to highlight the matching values.
Sort By Color

How to Change or Reset Always Settings In Android

Complete Action Using - Default Setting
Every Android app developers wish to attain the maximum number of users for their app. To achieve this developers will append extra features into their application, making it capable to do multitasking, so an application which you downloaded for a specific task may do several others task as well, As a result of two or more application installed in the device, which will essentially do similar task, hence when a file/link attempted to open, Application's capable of processing the file/link will be categorized and prompt to make selection between two choice either Always or Just Once.
When "Just Once" is opted then each time it will prompt to make choices between applications which one to choose with under which category either "Just Once or Always". But if Always is selected, from then on the file/link will be opened in the same application every time without pestering for selection from the list of applications.

Read Also: How to Delete sent whatsapp messages Before reaching the recipient

How to Undo Always In Select Home App as In Android 
Have you downloaded and Installed a new app from google playstore which is crammed with great features than the default/OLD app, but found your files still opening in the default app instead of the newly downloaded phenomenal app, this might be because of your selection that you opted during "Select home app" or "Complete Action using" as while opening link or any file. Thereby every time it opens with the same application which is no longer your preferred one to open with.
  1. Go to settings in your android device
    Android Settings
  2. Navigate to Apps Menu or Application Manager
  3. Here in this section you will find all downloaded and installed app in your device as section like Downloaded, Pre-Loaded, Running, Moveable and All. Swipe and Tap on All section
    Apps ->ALL
  4. Select the app from the list that opens by default whenever you tap on a file/link, which you want to reset.
  5. In App Info swipe down you'll find launch by default, Now click on "Clear defaults"
    Tap on Clear Defaults
  6. And you're done.
Now open the file or link that you want to open with the preferred application, since the application settings for the app has been reset, hence it will prompt again to select your preferred application, then select your preferred application and Tap on Always to set it as default.

Also Read: Know how to hide whatsapp photos and videos from Music app 

How to Delete Sent, But not Delivered WhatsApp Messages

Texting is easy and comfortable than speaking because you will have enough time to think what you want to send (or) sometimes you may find it creepy to speak straight looking into their eyes, because when you are not sure, what you're about to talk is right or wrong, we may face lot of inconvenience to stay in a position to talk, so most of the people opt for texting rather than speaking.

Perhaps even texting can also lead you to embarrassment when you text wrong message to a right person (or) the right message to a wrong person. If you realize immediately that either the message was wrong or the recipient was not the appropriate one to receive before it reaches to their device, then it's not too late to recall it back in WhatsApp.

Read Also: Know How to Recover Deleted WhatsApp Chat Messages

What is the meaning for the Whatsapp Check Marks ?
Whenever a message is typed on WhatsApp and enter key is pressed, then the message will go through 4 different stages at a significant time interval and each stage were denoted with different check marks symbols. Listed below are the 4 check marks appear during the message transaction on WhatsApp.
  1. Clock Symbol -  The clock symbol denotes that the message has been posted but not delivered to either WhatsApp server or to the recipient.
  2. One Tick Check Mark - The one tick check mark denotes that the WhatsApp message has been successfully posted on to WhatsApp server but not yet delivered to recipient mobile device.
  3. Double Tick Check Mark - It denotes that the WhatsApp message has been successfully delivered to the respective recipient
  4. Double Tick Check Mark in blue color - It denotes that the sent WhatsApp message has been successfully delivered and seen by the recipient.
How to Stop Wrongly Sent WhatsApp Messages From Delivering to The Recipient

1: How to Delete WhatsApp Message when Clock Check Mark Pops up.
At this stage the message that you have typed and sent is not yet gone to the second stage (i.e. it has not yet moved from your device). Hence deleting the message from your device at this stage will prevent the message from delivering to the recipient.
Clock Check Mark
But this will happen only when your mobile internet connection is poor enough to send instant messages on WhatsApp. Slow internet connection will take time to move the message from one device to another. In that mean time before the migration of your messages from your device to the recipient mobile device and Whatsapp server, when you delete it immediately during the clock sign check mark existence, the message will be deleted and no longer will be sent to the recipient.

2: How to Delete WhatsApp Message After One Tick Check Mark is Visible.
Most of the WhatsApp users think that whenever a message has been sent from their device, deleting the Whatsapp message from the sender's mobile will automatically block the message from getting delivered to the recipient device.
Single Tick Check Mark 
But do remember the message that persists in your device after the one tick check mark is just a copy of your message that you sent to the recipient, the actual message has already been sent to the Whatsapp server and will be delivered to the appropriate recipient once he/she switch on WhatsApp on his mobile. However, since the message has not yet reached the recipient mobile device, blocking the message from the WhatsApp server itself will obviously block it from delivering to the recipient mobile device, to do so just follow the steps below
  • Open your WhatsApp account
  • Now open the contact's WhatsApp profile of a person whom you sent the wrong message by mistake and want to stop it before getting delivered into their account.
  • Block the contact immediately on Whatsapp temporarily, Keeping them blocked for 30 days (or) till they switch on Whatsapp on their mobile device will automatically block the message from delivering into their account. 
    Temporarily Block the Whats-App Contact
  • If the recipient opens his WhatsApp Account while it's still blocked by you, then your message will never/ever be delivered to him even if you unblock him later on. Caution : Unblocking the recipient before he opens his Whatsapp account (or) before 30 days will deliver the message sent to the recipient. 
  • Note: Undelivered WhatsApp messages will be automatically deleted after 30 days from WhatsApp server(i.e: If you send a message on WhatsApp for a contact if the recipient is unavailable and not switched on WhatsApp in their device for the past 30 days, then the message will be automatically cleared from the WhatsApp server, hence it will not reach the recipient account).
  • Don't have the patience to wait for a 30 days period, then once you know the contact has opened his WhatsApp profile through their last seen notification, then Unblock the contact on WhatsApp, and conclude that your wrong message wasn't delivered. 
Now you know that the message which you sent by mistake will never be a mistake, since it wasn't delivered and read by the recipient to whom you accidentally sent.

Note : If the recipient has set privacy settings for last seen notification, then you never know whether the recipient has opened his whatsapp account or not.

3: How to Delete WhatsApp Message, After Double Tick Check Marks ?
If you are at this stage, then you're unlucky, because the message that you typed has been already delivered to the recipient, hence it is impossible to recall it from the recipient mobile device in WhatsApp.
Double Tick Check Mark
However, there are several other messengers that are alternative for WhatsApp which has the feature to recall the sent message from their device such as GoSMSPro for Android and blackberry's BBM messenger's which has retractable message and message with counter.
Double Tick Check Mark In Blue Color
There is no point in recalling the message At the 4th stage (i.e Double tick Mark in blue color), since the message has already seen and read by the recipient. Hence the damage is already made, now we need to face the consequences of what we did without thinking, So be very careful to whom and what you are texting, because unlike words that are thrown in air, which doesn't have physical records as evidence of our sin, messages transferred on WhatsApp have records for all your mistakes.

How To Change SBI Net Banking Access Rights From Viewing | Limited to FULL Transaction

Internet banking is the efficient way to sit back relax and do all your transaction from home without waiting in queue for hours in the bank to do a single transaction, and also there is no guarantee that how much time it would take for a transaction to complete if you visit the branch directly. So in this modern era people are in need of the internet banking facility to avoid wasting their precious time without doing nothing in banks.

State Bank of India net banking facility can be availed by any age category account holders and based on their age & account type their access level are classified into 3 different categories such as viewing, limited and full transaction rights.

Read also: How to Get SBI internet banking Facilitiy Without Visiting Branch

What is Viewing, Limited and Full Transaction Rights in SBI Internet Banking?
Account holders with full transaction rights can enjoy full freedom over their account. Whereas account holders with viewing (or) limited transaction rights are restricted to do payment (or) transfer amount to any other banks/third parties etc.
Transaction Rights Category- SBI
View Rights: As per the SBI/RBI rules children/teenagers who haven't attained the age of 18 will be considered as a minor, So account holders below 18 years of age are not allowed to do any online transactions, however, they can avail SBI internet banking facility online to view/monitor their SBI account.

Limited Transaction Rights: Usually online banking with limited transaction rights are opened for and on behalf of minor account holders, However, any account holder who doesn't prefer to do any third party transactions can also opt for this limited access.

With this limited rights, account holders can do transactions only within the same account(i.e. amount transferred/paid to accounts within the same customer ID) transaction such as RD payment, FD payment, Loan Repayment Etc.

Full Transaction Rights: Full control for the account holder, so they can transfer amounts to any account holders of any bank accounts/credit cards (or) within the bank through NEFT, RTGS, IMPS, Internation Fund Transfer/Wire Transfer etc.

How to Get Full Transaction Rights to Transfer Amounts to Other Banks in SBI NetBanking?
You would've opened your account when you're a minor, so at that time you will be provided only viewing rights for your self-account in SBI net banking. when u complete 18+ years of age, though you can avail full transaction rights it will not be updated automatically, which requires self-intervention to upgrade the access rights.
Way 1 - Get Full transaction rights through Online:
  1. Login to SBI net banking portal 
  2. Then tap on to e-service tab and in upgrade access level field Select full transaction rights and click on submit.
  3. Immediately you'll receive a high-security password(OTP) on your registered mobile number.
  4. Enter the OTP in that required field and submit. 
  5. After successful validation, the access level will be upgraded within the next 4 hrs.
Way 2 - Get Full Transaction rights by Visiting Home Branch: 
Update the KYC(know your customer) by directly visiting the home branch and submit the appropriate Identity proof such as Aadhar Card, Pass Port etc. And request them to provide full transaction rights in Netbanking, then they will process the request in CBS(Core Banking Solution).

Also Read: How to create strong password to secure Online Accounts
Note: If your online account is opened with limited access right then you can upgrade to the full transaction right either by visiting the home branch or through SBI internet banking portal. But if your account is Viewing only, then until you attain 18 years of age it cannot be upgraded to Full transaction rights.

How to Format Write Protected USB Disk Drive and SD Card

The main intention to append the write protection switches in USB flash drives and SD cards is to prevent accidental file deletion and to avoid suspicious files such as malware/trojan etc. from un-authorized sources delivering/storing into the USB disk.

If the USB disk is in read only mode, any attempts to create (or) edit file into the USB disk will be denied, But when you really want to make changes in the USB disk to add some more information (or) to edit the information that is already present in it, the restriction that you added on your computer initially will now prevent you from making changes such as adding new files or deleting existing files from any USB disk drive plugged into it. However, you can still read the files available in it, but you'll not be allowed to make changes and format the disk.
The disk is write protected -  You cannot format
Having a flash drive/ SD card which is not completely accessible even by the owner of that device, is like having a lock without the appropriate key, although you're the proprietor of the house.

Read Also: How to use USB drive as RAM to increase computer Speed in Windows

How to Remove Write Protection to Format USB Flash Drives and Memory Card
Initially, these kind of logic's was applied to protect your valuable information on USB disk's from someone who can handle your device but cannot access it. He may abduct your device but cannot make changes to make you believe it was you the one who edited the files on the disk. For instance: In Business environment, an anonymous who is trying to modify the quotation amount quoted for a project in intent to uproot a company from the competition among several other companies who were trying to acquire the project.

But in USB disk drives and SD cards these logic's are used to block un-authorized contents from storing and making changes in the contents present in it, by making it in read-only mode. Hence, any USB disk or SD card connected to your computer is now write protected, so even if your computer is affected by harmful viruses such as trojan, malware etc. will never affect the USB drives connected to it.

There are several ways to format a write protected USB flash drive and SD card, and here in this article we would like to share a few more that works on most of the available devices, in an efficient and simple way.
  1. By Using DiskPart - A Command Prompt Utility
  2. By Using Registry - RegEdit.exe
1. Disable Pendrive Write Protection Using Command Prompt Utility - DiskPart
This is an another simple method to disable the write protection from USB disk drives such as pendrive and memory card by using window's command prompt utility called DiskPart.


Note: To disable write protection by using this method you should run the command prompt window as an Administrator, else the access will be denied.

Warning: During this process, the selected USB drive will be hidden after the clean process initiated. And the USB disk should be formatted for re-use after removing the write protection of the device, hence we urge you to create Back Up's of file in USB disk, before proceeding with the below steps.
  1. Plug in USB drive into computer and Run command prompt as an Administrator (To open command prompt type cmd.exe in windows start menu search and right click then select run as administrator)
    Run as Administrator - To remove write protection through CMD
  2.  In the command prompt window, type the following commands and press enter after each command.
    1. diskpart [Press Enter]
    2. list disk [Press Enter]
  3. All disk including external and internal disk drives will be listed, look for USB drive with the storage capacity it holds, usually USB drives are smaller in capacity, so it will in MB size.
    List of Disk Attached - List Disk
  4. To select a disk from the list type the command "select disk 1" and press enter you'll get a message "Disk 1 is the selected disk".
  5. Now type "attributes disk clear readonly" and press enter, immediately after the inputted command a message prompt's the "disk attributes are cleared successfully".
  6. Now all the attributes that are appended in the disk such as read/write protection's are removed completely.
  7. Hence you can either stop and close command prompt form here and format the USB disk manually in the windows Explorer (or) continue to format directly in command prompt through the following command and specify the format type. 
  8. Note: Formatting via command prompt is a slow process, since the write protection is removed, hence we recommend you to stop here and close the command prompt and open the windows explorer and try to format the USB disk manually in My computer(Windows Explorer) by Right click->Format.
  9. To format the USB disk directly in command prompt, following the above steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 then continue to type the below commands.
    1. clean and [Press Enter]
    2. create partition primary and [Press Enter]
    3. format fs=ntfs (If your USB drive capacity is lesser than 4 GB, we recommend you to replace ntfs with either FAT or FAT32 )
  10. And EXIT you're done, now your device is free from write protection and ready to go.
  11. For more information on the above process, refer below image for detail on CMD utility command order.
    DiskPart - Write Protection Removal and Format Procedure
Note: After formatting through Command Prompt utility, if the USB disk is not visible in My computer Just change the drive letter in disk management for the USB disk plugged in. Know how to make your detected USB disk visible in MyComputer(Windows Explorer)..


2. Remove Write Protection From USB drive using Registry Service - RegEdit.exe
We list the way's in the order of highly recommended methods without using any other third party tools to remove write protection from your USB disk drives. So here you go, follow the below steps to do so by using the highly recommended process.
  1. Goto Run and type Regedit to RUN regedit.exe Editor utility
  2. Once the Regedit Editor is opened, Navigate to the following. 
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->SYSTEM->CURRENTCONTROLSET->CONTROL->STORAGEDEVICEPOLICIES
  3. Now look for writeprotected value at the right hand side of the window, then double click on it and change the value data from 1 to 0. 
    Note: If you don't find something like STORAGEDEVICEPOLICIES in the above navigation, 
    1. Create a new one by right click on control->New->Key and name the key as StorageDevicePolicies.
      Creating Storage Device Policies Folder
    2. Now right click on the created folder StorageDevicePolicies->New->DWORD (32 bit) value then name it as "WriteProtect" and set it's value to 0. Click OK and Save Changes.
      Create DWORD(32-Bit) Value in Storage Device Policies Folder 
      Enable Write Protection Change the Value to 1 and to Disable Change the Value to 0
  4. Changing the DWORD(32 bit) value from 0 to 1 will enable write protection on the plugged in USB disk, and changing the value from 1 to 0 will disable the write protection and allow's you to make changes on the disk.
  5. Then close the regedit.exe editor and restart your computer.
  6. And you're done, now your USB disk drive password is disabled, hence you can format USB flash drive without any hassle.
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