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Formatting removable media throws “You do not have sufficient rights to perform this operation.”

I tried to format my camera SD-card and my windows comes up with the error:

A little bit google helped:

Starting management console as lokal administrator
Start | Run | Open: runas /user:<LokalAdmin> mmc.exe

Adding group policy snap-in
File | Add/Remove Snap-In… | Add… | Group Policy Object Editor | Add | Finish | Close | OK

Browse to security policy

Console Root | Local Computer Policy | Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies | Security Options

Pimp the privileges for non administrative users
Open policy “Devices: Allowed to format and eject removable media”
Set value to: “Administrators and Interactive Users”

After logging out and newly logging in formatting is possible.

This article is part of the GWB Archives. Original Author: Marko Apfel

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