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Problem Taking write Protection off a Folder

Q: Problem Taking write Protection off a Folder

I downloaded a Emluator today so I can play my old PSX games on my Windows 7 PC and the folder will not lose write protection. Not even as Admin. Anyone got any ideas or suggestions? I need to get this fixed lol. Thanks in advance!

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A: Problem Taking write Protection off a Folder

Quote: Originally Posted by RazielRinz


I downloaded a Emluator today so I can play my old PSX games on my Windows 7 PC and the folder will not lose write protection. Not even as Admin. Anyone got any ideas or suggestions? I need to get this fixed lol. Thanks in advance!



You need to take ownership of the folder. Right now it is probably owned from where ever you got it. Why do you need write protection removed?

Ken

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I have a simple question to which I cannot get a simple answer.

I went to My Computer (XP), double clicked on my MP3 Player drive icon,
double clicked on the Internet Storage icon and then came to several folders, including the Music folder. I double clicked on Music folder and several sub folders came to the screen including a PLAYLISTS FOLDER. The problem is that the Playlists folder has several files which I did NOT create, labelled Playlist (1), (2) and (3).

I deleted Playlist (1) with no problem, however, when I went to delete Playlist (2) and Playlist (3) a message came up that it:

" cannot be deleted because it is write protected. Remove the write protection".

Another terrific Microsoft message which doesn't tell you what to do, which is why I will shortly install Linux on my computer.

I tried to get help in the "help" file, which is generally useless. It is not even listed in the glossary under "write protection" how to do this.

I went to the "help" file in Microsoft Word. It says to select the tools menu and click the option which says remove write protection. The only problem, is that this seems to only apply to this word processor, because when I click "tools" on the menu above the above folder opened in My Computer, there is no such option.

I clicked on "properties" for the folder.....no option there either.

Is there someone out there who can instruct me how to perform this simple task, ... Read more

A:How do I remove "write protection" from a sub folder on a drive in My Computer?

Well...what you describe is unusual...and Microsoft has nothing to do with the manner in which a manufacturer sets up the native folders on an .mp3 player.

My experience with such folders (any and all) is that they are deleteable, like any other file.

If the folders cannot be deleted in either normal or safe mode...I would simply do firmware update. Should be avaiable at website of player maker.

You could also try a product like Revo Uninstaller.

You could also entertain the idea that...the folders may be viewed that way because of some problem with the drive (such as bad sectors) and try to run the chkdsk /r command on the player from My Computer/Properties.

Louis

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Can any body help I am trying to save some songs on a USB M3player .
it keep saying switch off write protection
 

A:problem using my usb it keeps saying write off protection

Write protection is a feature of most media to allow you to prevent overwriting important data. To disable write protection, most media will have a switch. Check for a switch on your device or look up how to disable write protection from your product manual.
 

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Hello Im confused with this guys answer here, it seems to be the solution to the problem im having.

Ive insert my sony mp3 player and when I went to delete a folder i got this message:MP3 Write Protection
Ive understood the instructions upto step c)c. Highlight StorageDevicePolicies, and then create a New DWORD (32-bit) Value named as WriteProtect.

does he mean just make a new folder , rename it to StorageDevicePolicies? can somone please explain or do a short video tutorial how to do this, I cant seem to find any video tutorials on how to go about,and Im afraid
incase I ruin the pc function if i make a mistake

USB flash drive prompts with "Write Protected" message. - Microsoft Community

thank you.

A:MP3 Write Protection USB problem.

Afaik, sony players (as most others) require a specific software to manage them.
What is the model of your mp3 player?

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I just bought a Kingston MicroSD card and can't copy anything to it, keeps saying it's write protected. I've tried to figure it out on my own but I have no idea how to get rid of it so I can actually use it. Any help?
 

A:Solved: Write protection problem with my MicroSD card.

Anyone?

It's not my card reader, and it's not the USB port. The "lock" switch on the microSD card adapter is UNLOCKED. I'm at a loss here, and it's very irritating.
 

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A:the disk is write-protected remove the write-protection or use another disk.

You'll have to provide more information than that for anyone to be able to help you.

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How can I remove the "write protection disk" every time I try to send something from my hard drive to an external hard drive?
 

A:write protection

Hopefully something in this discussion will help you solve the problem:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_turn_off_write_protect_on_your_hard_drive
 

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I am trying to put music on my mothers MP3 player, which i have done before multipul times, but now everytime i try to move a file from my music file to her MP3 file, it says "Cannot create or replace file: The disk is write protected. Remove the write-protection or use another disk." i dont know how to remove the write protection. i tried to move other files to the MP3, but all files give me the same message, even the ones that are already in the MP3 folder... i dont know what to do... please help ~KJ
 

A:Write Protection... Please help!

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My sister has a stupid mp3 player with pre-loaded songs on it, the user guide says nothing about it being write protected and I've followed everything its said and it pops up and says: this disk is write protected please remove the write protection or use another disk
how do you remove write protection?
 

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When i opened my usb all my folders were hidden so i tried to unhide using cmd attributes. But then i got the error saying the disk is write-protected. I tried to reomve it by Diskpart and it shows successful. But when i try to unhide again, it shows same error. All the folders have also been write-protected in the usb. How to fix this problem?
 

A:Write protection in usb

Since this is your first post here, and no one knows you, we have no idea whether this drive is yours or someone else's drive. For that reason, this thread will be closed.
 

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I went to download a photo onto my desktop. When I went to rename one photo and delete another, I got the error message: "Cannot delete file: the disk is write-protected. Remove the write protection or use another disk." What does all that mean?

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I have a new PC with XP on it. When I try to write onto a CD, it tells me the CD is write-protected. I have tried both a RW and a R type disk. I have tried the write by drag and drop onto the window of the CD.

What do I need to do to fix this?
 

A:Write Protection Of Cd's

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i have formatted my pd using ufix iibut still it is write protectedhow to fix this

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I keep getting an error with Antivirus so im trying to do wut symantec said and rename the Symantec Shared in Common files under Program Files. Well Im trying to rename a folder and it keeps saying the folder is write protected. How do i allow it so i can change the name.
 

A:Write Protection

right click on the folder or file and look at its attributes to see if it is read-only. if it is, uncheck the box and click apply.
 

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I have an Kingston Data Traveler 8GB USB 2.0 Flash drive.I am suffering from Write Protection error.I have tried all the solutions available on internet.Any person having a preferable solution????

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Hi all,

I'm new here, so hello!

I was just wondering if it is possible to apply write protection to a usb stick that is applicable across systems. I know you can do it for an individual computer by inserting a registry entry, but I want to make the stick itself write protected.

Basically I want to be able to whack a load of files on there that are going to someone else, and then write protect it to make sure the contents can be altered or added to later. Is this possible?

Thanks!
 

A:USB write protection

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I have a flash drive which has considerable space left on it, but when I try to add (or remove, or even rename) files, I get a message telling me that the device is write protected and I should remove the write protection or use another drive. When I tried to use this flash drive in my laptop, I did not get the "write protected" message - thus leading me to conclude that the problem is in Windows rather than with the flash drive. I have tried booting into safe mode to see if i can bring up the "Security Tab", but no luck. Can anyone tell me how to access this security area in Windows XP and/or how to remove the write protection from this flash drive. (Incidentally, it has NO "little switch" on the side). jfh
 

A:Windows XP write protection

Sorry, but my mistake. I had accidentally imposed write protection on the drive by means of an encryption program. My apologies, Bill.
 

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Trying to save Autocad files to a previously saved drawing file on CD RW disc (UDF formatted) produces the message 'Drawing file is write protected'.In other words i can save a drawing in the first place , or create it, paste it , copy it, whatever I like, but once created on a CD RW disc i can't save to it or amend it again.I have to copy the drawing to another location on the hard drive, then close the drawing, and using windows explorer copy the file back to overwrite the original drawing.In drawing properties the box saying 'read only' is unchecked so this isn't the problem.Nor is there a problem with the same file on a floppy or any hard drive... so what is it about CD -rewriters that won't play ball?I can't see that it is an autocad issue, after all its a file like any other...but i may be wrong.
Be grateful for any input!
 

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how do i remove the write protection on a hard disk using windows 7

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Hey I just got my computer yesterday and it was working fine all day but when i turned it on today It wouldn't let me move, edit, save or delete any files in my G:/ drive because it says it is write protected. Is there any way I can remove this write protection?

PS. I have tried a system restore and it didn't help

A:remove write protection?

Is your G:\ drive removable?

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I was uninstalling a program and the wizard was not uninstall some files it says ,some of the files delet manualy' but when deletes it say Acess denied please remove write protection. I was set on the properties to security Administrator but that still appears ,Acess denied Please remove write protection. How to remove the write protection?

A:Removing write protection

Make sure there are all checks for allow for both in the pic I included.

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I can not send my any files to my pen drive...
When i was sending a file or copying into my pen-drive i always got message "bla..bla..bla..write-protection" and i tried to format that pen drive i still can not do that.
any idea how to remove it?

A:How to remove write-protection?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by newbie87


I can not send my any files to my pen drive...
When i was sending a file or copying into my pen-drive i always got message "bla..bla..bla..write-protection" and i tried to format that pen drive i still can not do that.
any idea how to remove it?


Pen drive? could we get some more info on what kind (mfr) it is.

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How to remove the "write protection" from my USB device(sandisk cruzer)?
 

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i got my external hard drive a few days ago it worked fine and i waz able to transfer a few files on it then 2day its decided not let me copy or move anything to it. "remove write protection or choose diff disk.
been lookin everywhere for a solution for hours tried a few things from other forums but no change so plzzzzzzzzz help
 

A:pls help write protection prob

Click start> Run> press enter

Type as follows and press enter:

CHKDSK x: /R
where you substitute your external drive's letter for the "x" above.

Have you tried connecting it to another computer?
 

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Several months ago, I burned 4 ISO images onto DVD's with a program called PowerISO PowerISO - Create, Burn, Mount, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive. Upon my discoveries recently, I realized the sizes of the ISO images were intended to be burned on CD's, not DVD's. I investigated if I could format them, but two problems have showed up in discovery:

1.) When I attempt to format the DVD's, I get a message saying that I can't because they are write-protected.

2.) The DVD's are DVD-R's, a format of DVD that cannot be rewritten.

I have looked online to see if there were any forums on how to remove write-protection on DVD-R's and so far, the only forums I've seen were how to remove it on the specific storage format or OS was that it can be only be possible is if I do it before I burn the files onto the disc.

Even though I used DVD-R's, the write-protection message only appears on the DVD's that I burned the image files onto via PowerISO, regardless of using DVD-R's and not DVD-RW's (a format of DVD that can be rewritten.)

From my knowledge, it appears that I can format DVD-R's that did not have image files burned via PowerISO. Therefore, it has to be related to the image files.

If anybody knows how I can remove the write protection off of the DVD-R's with the files extracted from the image file so I can format them, that would be of great help. Otherwise, I just wasted 18.8 GB of removable storage.

A:How do I remove the write protection off of a DVD-R

How Can I Remove the Write-Protection from a DVD-R? | eHow

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New Computer. Specs are: 128 mg ram, 10gig hard drive,Pentium III, DVD-CD Rom, A drive and Zip Drive.
Here's the problem. I turned on the computer and Windows 98 logo screen came up, then I get this message:"Write Protection Error Writing to Drive C". What is this about, can someone help?
Thanks,
Matsal
 

A:Write protection error!

try going into cmos and making sure it sees the right hard drive

if it does i would check the ram
 

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In WinXP Pro, I was using a program (Backup MyPC), formatted the DVD and got an error message indicating that the DVD was write protected. The question is, how do I remove the write protection??

A:Removeing Write Protection From A Dvd

Did you format the DVD or was it in the process of formatting when you recived the error?

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Dear tech guys,

I have been using my 16gb USB for quite some time now, somewhere along the line a few months ago, it started always saying "This drive is write protected" and i cant copy anything to it, now i know for sure there is no switch on the USB, so what can i do to remove this write proctection off this usb? Thanks!
 

A:Solved: USB write protection HELP

Have a read here, it gives details how to enable write protection using a registry tweak.
http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/...access-to-usb-hard-disk-and-flash-key-drives/
either delete the StorageDevicePolicies key OR change the value of the DWORD entry named WriteProtect to 0
 

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I took pictures with my cellphone. Put them on my card purchased from Verizon so I can download them to computer, so now they are on my computer, works good, has been for months. now I would like to put a few back on the card on the phone. Well, no can do. It says write protected. I have to remove the write protection(?) or make another disk. MY question is how do I remove the write protection in order to put the pictures back on my card on the phone? It is a Verizon LG-VX8350. The card reader is Sandisk and can read 11 different cards. I can transfer from the card to the computer but not vice versa.
 

A:Solved: write protection?

If you are using a micro SD card it has no write protection I know of. Maybe Verizon markets a special card but that doesn’t seem likely.

If you have to put the micro SD card in an adapter to put it in your card reader the adapter has a little switch on the upper left edge that write protects the inserted card. A regular SD card has the same switch in the same place. Moving it up turns off write protection.
 

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I have some DVD+RWs that I would like to format but can't because they're write protected. Is it possible to remove the protection so I can format them, and if so, how? Thank you.
 

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Is there a way to delete a bad file that claims to be write protected? I need to remove a program that was installed on my computer that is owned by the domain AvenueMedia.com called "Internet Optimizer" It's takng up a lot of space on my HD. I never installed a file or heard of a domain of the such.
 

A:Solved: Write Protection

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Can anyone please tell me how to remove the write protection from a CD-RW?
 

A:Remove Write Protection From CD-RW.

try this please

Copy the files off the CD into a temp directory on your hard drive.
Erase the CD-R[W] media. Write the files back onto the CD-R[W] media
but this time do NOT finalize the session so you can add subsequent
sessions to mark files as deleted (the TOC in the new session marks the
old file as deleted but that doesn't physically remove the file but
instead just removes access to it).

If you want the CD-RW (must be writable) to act like a big floppy, you
need to get CD burning software that supports UDF (universal data
format) packet writing, like InCD from Nero or DirectCD from Easy CD
Creator. Click to expand...
 

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I'm new here and the only reason why I created an account was just to post a question here on the forum, hoping for some solutions that can solve my issue. So here it is, I know it's just another problem. Maybe you've seen somebody have just posted it already but yep I have the same issue. My flash drive hp v210w (32 gb) got write-protected. I've tried every solutions I've found on the internet even some on this site's forum yet sadly. None of them work. (Regedit, cmd, low format tools, Ufix-II, etc). Any suggestions on what should I do?

A:Write-Protection issue </3

Hey Phew,  Sounds like you've tried everything. This worked for me when I had a similar problem: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/the-disk-is-write-protected-windows In the end, you may just need to pick up a new drive. -wes

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So my harddrive crashed, I replaced it with one from newegg.com however it had no operating system so I bought windows 10 at best buy, it comes on a 16gig usb 3.0 flash drive. I have it all running good it's just that I want to use this flash drive for personal things but I can't remove the write protection from it, I've tried multiple tutorials and how to videos with no luck. Im running windows 10 home edition, and I do have a laptop running linux mint if you know a Linux program that could handle it for me...thanks in advance.

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I have this audio CD that I found recently, and I want to clear everything off of the CD (there's only like, one song on it). Unfortunately, it's write protected, so I'm not really sure how to get around that? I've been searching the internet for hours and I still can't find anything that had to do with the removal of the write protection that's on the CD.

When I tried to restore it to its defaults, it came up with this popup:
What can I do about this? Can I even do anything at all?

Computer Information:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-5545M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 19 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7364 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8510G, 768 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 922 GB (788 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 04VD0G
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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my 64gb flash disk is malfunctioning, every time I try to copy data into it it gives me the error
that's its write protected. I either disable the write protection or use another disk
its barely one month old..please help

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In my school the computers have been write protected or whatever it's called. IMO it's pretty stupid because we can't transfer any work from and to our USB sticks. Is there a possible way to somehow copy the file from the USB into the HDD?

A:How to Remove Write Protection?

this forum will not help you violate school policies. If feel you have a need, contact the schools it administrators.

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How does write protection work in Windows 7? Does it alter any of the protected files, or does it simply tell some part of the operating system to leave the files alone? Thanks!
 

A:How does write protection work?

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That pesky SD Card (Philips 64GB, a few months old) problem with not letting you remove the write protection...

I've done the Storage Device Policies in the registry with no joy and here is the CMD log from where I've tried to clear the readonly attributes in diskpart:
________________________

DISKPART> list disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 298 GB 0 B
Disk 1 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 2 No Media 0 B 0 B
Disk 3 Online 58 GB 0 B

DISKPART> select disk 3

Disk 3 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> attributes disk
Current Read-only State : Yes
Read-only : No
Boot Disk : No
Pagefile Disk : No
Hibernation File Disk : No
Crashdump Disk : No
Clustered Disk : No

DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonly

Disk attributes cleared successfully.

DISKPART> attributes disk
Current Read-only State : Yes
Read-only : No
Boot Disk : No
Pagefile Disk : No
Hibernation File Disk : No
Crashdump Disk : No
Clustered Disk : No

________________________

I've tried this umpteen times and changed 'Read-only : Yes' to No, but that top line 'Current Read-only State' only ever shows 'Yes'.

Of course I've tried the physical switch and the tape trick over the notch... anyone got any other ideas before I throw the card away?

Many thanks

Blockbell
 

A:SD card write protection - with CMD log...

What OS are you using? Have you tried doing a reformat in Computer Management/Disk management?
 

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Hi How do I remove write protect from a DVD+RW disc. It won't let me reformat or delete anything from the disc. I put photos and home video clip on it and now want to remove them but it won't let me. It won't open in my dvd Rw drive only in the player drive. Help Please.Moved from the XP Forum. ~acklan~

A:Removeing Write Protection From A Dvd+rw

What burning program are you using?

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I got a Lexar 1 GB Micro SD card and i put in in the adapter and all, but when i try to place music files a box pops up saying, "This disk is write-protected, remove write protection or use another disk"

it won't let me put music, images, or anything on the disk. what do i do????
 

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Can anyone PLEASE help me? Somehow my files became "write protected" I was able to in the pass hook up my portable HD and drag and drop files with no problem, I go today to do the same thing.. and bam I get the pop that the file is protected and to remove it and try again.. I am lost. For 5 hrs I have googled and tried everything. I am on Vista, and use an usb cord to transfer to my ext hard-drive with ease, same as I do with my black berry just a simple drag and drop never had this problem, dont know why today.
Someone/anyone know how to turn it off?
Please and THANK you in advanced!
Leis

A:Removing Write-Protection..

hi,..
Right click on the hard drive icon or folder icon and go to security and give yourself "full control" you should be logged in on your computer as administrator or with administrator rights to perform this step..
cheers

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Dear Friends...
I have found that a lot of my friends have the problem with USB. Write protection.. If they are using Win XP SP2. pls follow the link.
http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/HS2.0_Utility_LFormat.zip
download and execute the file...
Ur problem is solved.
 

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Dear sir i have 8GB hp v250w usb .it is write protected. I want to remove write protection. I tried much but all in vain .plz help. I also want to format after write protection is removed. What should i do.

A:remove write protection usb 8GB v250w

Dear Papoo, IF you are getting the Read Only error, there is a fix that may correct this.Download USB Flash Driver Format Tool (Ufix-II):http://www.pny.com.tw/index.php?cls=2&mode=downloadYou may need to have 7-Zip installed to extract the .rar file. It is a free download. http://www.7-zip.org/download.htmlExtract "RecoverTool_V2.00.42_M1223 8CE.exe" from the downloaded file and run it.This should fix the problem.

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Hi People,
Can anyone tell me how the heck I can remove write protection applied by
Windows Xp to both of my flashdrives for some reason only it knows so that
I can add files to the drives which I am unable to do at this time.
The OS is xp pro with `1Gb coarsair Memory 240Gb drives in raid1 & A 80Gb
Spare IDE Drive , as these drives cost me 3/4 of a weeks pension I am not
AHappy Bunny right Now .

Thanks For Any Help

Blackdog
 

A:flashdrive Write Protection Removal

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Hi there guys,

First off, apologies for posting a topic which, going through the archives, seems to appear every 5 minutes, but I can't seem to find a solution for this method which has been annoying me pretty much constantly for about 3 months now.

I have a Kingston DataTraveler 200 64Gb Flash Drive, operating Windows 7. On this drive, there is no physical write protection, yet every piece of software I try to use to interact with the device tells me that the drive is write protected.

I've tried the regedit method, CHKDSK, booting in safe mode, some program called repair v2.9.1.1 (which even refused to pick up my drive) and trying on numerous different systems.

After I've connected the drive to the system and try to format the drive through Windows, the first attempt at a format throws up the error message "Windows was unable to complete the format", whereas subsequent attempts then say that "The disk is write protected".

From what I can recall, this problem first started when data was being transferred to it, and the stick became dislodged. Ever since, I've been unable to delete the partially transferred files from the stick, nor copy any new ones across. I can read and open the files however, so it appears that data integrity isn't the issue here.

Has anyone got absolutely any ideas on how to solve this before I end up throwing this thing under a train?
 

A:Flash drive write protection

"this problem first started when data was being transferred to it, and the stick became dislodged"...

This mistake probably damaged the RAM chip inside the flash drive. Flash drives are fine for temporary storage but if the files are that important, you should back them up to CD, DVD or Blu-Ray discs and put the discs away in a safe place
 

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