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Q: Write protected

Have been using a San Disk Glide 8G flash drive. For no reason(known by me) I cannot format this drive. It informs me it is write protected. Any help would be appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: Write protected

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I get the error message that "cannot write to the reports file" when I change any settings in McAfee 4.5.1....what's the problem???
 

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New dv6-7000 laptop (Win7 64-bit) has a problem I can't seem to solve:  When using any SDHC memory card you cannot write or erase files to the card.  You can read the files just fine, but you get a "Write Protected" error when trying to write or erase.   The card is, of course, not write protected, and can be written to in several other laptop/desktop SD drives that I've tried.   And I've tried different brands/sizes of SDHC cards.  Smaller capacity regular SD cards work just fine.   I tried removing this device and rebooting to reinstall the hardware, but no help. The Realtek SD Driver shows as version 6.1.7600.16385 in Device Manager properties, dated 6/20/06.  HP's support site shows a newer driver version 6.1.7601.29005 dated 2/24/12.  When I download and run sp56166.exe to update the driver, it seems to go through the update process successfully. But the driver still shows as the older version in Device Manager.  And, of course, the problem still exists.  Any ideas would be much appreciated!  Hard to believe that a new dv6 laptop can't properly write or erase files from High Capacity SDHC memory cards.   Thank you!

A:dv6-7000 can't write to SDHC cards ("write protected" error)

I understand high capacity SD cards return the message they are write protected in your system.

 

I take it the write protect switch is in the off/disable position on the card since they work in other systems.

 

What is the product number?

NOTE: Do NOT provide the serial number.

 

What brand and model is the SDHC card?

 

 

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My McAfee virusscan detected the [email protected] virus. I'm unable to do anything with it (delete, clean, quarantine). I get disk is write-protected error. I try to browse to the directory it's in and I can't see it. I've changed folder settings to show hidden and system files. I'm running XP and still can't see the folder it shows up in. I've run viruscan in normal and safe mode. Still can't do anything with it. I've included my Hijackthis log.
 

A:[email protected] and disk is write-protected error

You are using an old version of Hijack This. You are also running HJT from your Temporary Internet Files folder. It will not function properly from there and it cannot create and restore backups from there. You need to create a new folder in My Documents and name it Hijack This. Now Click here to download Hijack This again. Download it and click "Save". Save it to the Hijack This folder you just created. That way it can create and restore backups if needed. HJT will store the backups in the same location that it is run from.

Click on Hijackthis.exe to launch the program. Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log. Click "Save" to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.

Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.

DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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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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i have a HP 16GB memory card now a day in memory card write protected problem occureso how to remove write protectedand some time memory card atomatic curruped.so please help me

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i CAN I CONVERT A WMA WRITE PROTECTED FILE TO MP3. THE FILE HAS ALREADY BEEN RIPPED ON MA PC ????????????
 

A:Wma write protected

Sorry we cannot help with circumventing protected content, it is against forum rules, sorry.

If it is not protected content, and is a read only file, right click on the file and select properties, clear the read only box and hit OK.

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I tried to save some photos onto new CDs and DVDs both RW from folder in My Documents and sending to C drive.
I get the message that these are write protected. Meaning the formatting is missing? No message to say so.
Can anyone resolve this please?

A:Write Protected New Cd-rw & Dvd-rw?

What is the exact message you are getting. It may refer to the images you are trying to burn to disk. In which case right click on the image file and select properties and see what is checked there.

Also if you are using rw cds you may need to format them first. Your authoring software should have an option to do this.

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i talked about a file that would not play on my Pc. then i asked for help here on how to converting it to an Mp3 file ... but not knowing its against the rules here ....so my question is while would a WMA write Protected File not play. NOTE i tried converting it to an MP3 file bcos when i play the file there would be know Audio... But files previously installed on my pc plays fine. I noted this problem cos i copy the WMA file from a hard drive to my pc......Help
 

A:Wma write protected

The file may be licensed only for play on your PC.
 

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I have a Samsung SPH-a920 cell phone. I am trying to load songs, and some are loading and can be played and some can not, I get the write protected message. I have a Sandisk card with the phone. The switch on the card is off, I checked that first, and even switched it once just in case it was wrong. Could someone please help, as I am getting extremely frustrated!!!!
Thanks.
 

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This usb is write-protected.How to remove it?It DOES NOT have a switch.

A:USB is Write-Protected

http://windows7themes.net/how-to-remove-write-protection-from-usb-drive-in-windows-7.html

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Hi,
my sandisk USB Flash drive 4gb was not formatting. it gives error " disk is write protected". how to remove write protection... please help.

A:USB Write protected

Hello tinku,

You might see if the tutorial below may be able to help with this.

Disk Write Protection - Enable or Disable in Windows - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello,

A while back I changed the properties of all my picturess to READ ONLY. Then my computer crashed and someone else reinstalled my windows XP. When windows was reinstalled, the compuer was given a new name and my user name changed as well. Now I cannot access the pictures at all. I tried changing the pictures' properties, but I get an acess denied message. Any suggestions?
 

A:Write Protected JPG

I think you probably just need to take back ownership of the folder/files. Microsoft has an article on how to do that at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421.
 

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Hi, I have a problem with a brand new USB stick, PNY 64GB I bought on e-bay about two months ago. It started working properly, I transferred on it about 20GB of my photos. I did not notice anything weird. The pictures were there and I think I could even move them on and off, like copying and deleting. After few days, when I wanted to erase them, there was a message that the device is write protected. USB? There is nothing to switch it for write protection like on SD cards, for example.
From that moment, the device once was recognized as inserted in the PC, other times it was not. I could not delete the images, I could not format the device and even the KillDisc software, after running nearly 5 days without a break could not sort this out. There was an error message at 99% of process and I could do nothing else than to skip it, which resulted in the problem persisting on the USB.
Now I cannot even view the files, despite after this treatment I could have seen them few days ago. The files, after I clicked on them, showed mostly unaffected photos in the views, but when I wanted to see any particular photo, all of them appeared to be damaged - there was a grey area on the majority of the photo, just a thin area of the original picture could be seen on the top of the picture.

I have contacted the seller with this problem and they offered me the refund or replace, even assured me that the item will go to the manufacturer.
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A:USB write protected?

Hi,

If I understand you, you wish to remove all the photo's/data on this stick prior to returning it to the seller. Is that correct?

Regards,
Golden

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Hi, I have a 1TB External HArd Drive and some times I try to add data to it and I received the message Windows cannot ..................... because the drive is write protected. I turn off the HDD and turn it on again and work fine, the same thing happens withe every flash card I put in the card reader (SD, XD, Micro). Can some one know How I can fix this, I'm running Windows 7 Proffesional X64. I'm having this problem since 2009 I guess and I format my PC on February 2010 and still the same problem. Sorry for any bad english
 

A:HDD Write Protected

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hi my name is marcos and i have a problem with adding music to my selfone because it says thatthe disk is write protectedand i want to know how to take out the disk write protec

A:write protected

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Originally Posted by elnicelopez96


hi my name is marcos and i have a problem with adding music to my selfone because it says thatthe disk is write protectedand i want to know how to take out the disk write protec

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I am trying to format a cd that I bought (memorex) vista says it cannot be formatted because of its write protection. Unfortunately this is my only blank cd left so I can't use a new one. Is there a way of forcing a format? Or removing the write protection? thanks

A:CD-RW Write protected?

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I am trying to format a cd that I bought (memorex) vista says it cannot be formatted because of its write protection. Unfortunately this is my only blank cd left so I can't use a new one. Is there a way of forcing a format? Or removing the write protection? thanks



insert it, and right click the Properties of the optical drive, and see if it is write protected.

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I am trying to transfer my tracks from my music folder to mp3 player, but comes up cannot copy track as destination is write protected turn off write protected or use another disc. what do I do
 

A:write protected

Most Mp3 players have a 'lock' or 'hold' switch on the body somewhere to protect it's contents. If this is on then that can stop you adding to the player further.
 

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Hi, I'm new to the Windows Vista world. My old computer (XP) crashed and Vista is what was available.

I can't seem to restore any of my data for my accounting programs with Vista. Usually the error message is that the disk is write protected!! My hard drive?? I am trying to restore data from a CD to my C drive. Another message I receive is that the disk is full. I still have 74Gs of memory left. Is this Vista or McAfee? Any help would be appreciated.

Joyce

A:Write Protected?

How are you attempting to restore the data? What accounting program are you using (and is it Vista compatible?)?

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DiskPart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
See the System Event Log for more information.

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Hi i have a hd which wont alow me to change write protection evan in dos i tryed but it sead drive now readable but when i try to format it in windows disk manager it says disk is write protected can anyone help me thanks

A:HD write protected

Hello rscadden!

This is unpleasant. I hope the following would help you.

1. Type cmd in the Start Menu
2. Select Run as Administrator
3. You should now see the Command Line Utility
4. Type in DISKPART and hit Enter ( here the values associated with your USB drive could be changed)
5. Type LIST DISK and hit Enter
6. Type SELECT DISK and the number of your drive which is write protected and hit Enter
7. Type in ATTRIBUTES DISK and Diskpart gives the information you need about your drive
If the first line is written as Current Read-only State: Yes, then the drive is write protected.
8. To remove the write protection with Diskpart, type the command ATTRIBUTES DISK CLEAR READONLY. If it works, it should be confirmed by the line Disk attributes cleared successfully.

Good luck!

CK_WD

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I had a problem with my notebook and I got told to does this commands but it stayed like this for 3 hours..(in the picture)
Anyway another website told me to do a different command and I think I might of found the problem. I found out that's its write protected. I can't boot up windows 7 because there's something up with the HDD partitions. I tried the 'attribute clear readonly' command and it said unable.. any ideas?

A:HDD is write protected

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External 2.5" Seagate Momentus 320Gb HDD.

Recieved from my father-in-law, he says it doesn't work. So I take it and there is no power at all. I take it apart and replace the USB connector and I receive power. However, trying to initialize the disk in computer management windows 7 says "the media is write protected". Computer management labels it as a "CD-ROM", now I don't know if this might be an issue, or it just does that until the disk is initialized. I tried diskpart and modifying 'writeprotect' in the registry but neither worked.

I also loaded up Win XP x64 to try it there, but I received pretty much the same results.

Thanks

Caspersim

A:The media is write-protected

Under Windows 7, launch the registry editor (press Windows Logo + R, type regedit, then press Enter). Navigate then to this registry path:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System > CurrentControlSet > Control > StorageDevicePoliciesRight click on writeprotect and select modify. Set the value data to 0, then click OK. Do the same with ControlSet001 and ControlSet002. Close the registry editor and restart your system. Try then to access your external storage device.

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I am operating on WindowsXP and one of my spyware programs has write protected my System 32 files. Now I can't uninstall any of the spywares to un write protect my system nor can I unclick the write protection button without it resetting to protected.

Does anyone know how I can fix the write protection. I can't install any program with dll's to the system 32 files until I can get this fixed...and I really dont want to have to scrub the whole drive and restart!

Thanks for any and all suggestions.
Jenn
 

A:System 32 write protected

Carcanague said:

I am operating on WindowsXP and one of my spyware programs has write protected my System 32 files. Now I can't uninstall any of the spywares to un write protect my system nor can I unclick the write protection button without it resetting to protected.

Does anyone know how I can fix the write protection. I can't install any program with dll's to the system 32 files until I can get this fixed...and I really dont want to have to scrub the whole drive and restart!

Thanks for any and all suggestions.
Jenn Click to expand...

Running hijackthis

http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

and posting the log would be a good start.

That way we could take a look look at any possible unfreindlies that may be causing this.

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Hi All
I have a problem with an 1G XD card that was being used to upload photos to a website on a public PC.
For some reason the card is now write protected and cannot shoot any photos or delete.
Has anyone come across this problem or has the card gone bad
 

A:XD card write protected?

For starters make sure your write protection switch is not set on lock. It is on the left side of the card.

If your card doesn’t have a write protection switch or it is unlocked, right click on one of your images in Windows Explorer or My Computer. Select properties and make sure “Read only” hasn’t somehow been checked. If it has clear the box and Select all. Right click on one of the highlighted images and check “Archive”. When you Apply and OK you should have all of the images back to archive.
 

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hi

i have an olympus d390 camera, when i open the camera an error apears saying "Write Protected".

when i look in the camera manual it says that the card have been protected using a computer, and for unprotect it i have to use a computer.

i conect the camera to a PC and check if the foder on the card was set as read only...but it hasnt, the card is asume for the pc as a drive...and i dont know how to unprotect it.

thanks
 

A:write protected card

Are you sure your memory card isn't write protected ?

Have a look at this SmartMedia card.



You will see a little circle in the right center of the card, this is the write-protect area.

To make a SmartMedia memory card read only place a write-protect adhesive seal over the circle. Removing the write-protect adhesive seal will make the card like it was before so you can place data or your photos back on it.
 

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Hey,

After EVERY boot since installing Windown 7 64 (previously on Vista 64 with no issues), slave hard drive goes in to read only mode..
After EVERY boot, I have to use diskpart to clear readonly status.

While diskpart sorts the isse on a temp basis, its a real pita to have to do it on every boot. Any ideas on the cause of this issue so it can be resolved once and for all??

Thanks.

A:Slave HDD Write Protected

Copy everything you need off of the drive to another one. Format the drive to NTFS using "quick." Replace files and folders on the drive.

That's the quick and dirty way to proceed on this one.

Before you format and after you copy stuff off of it though, open an elevated command prompt. Type takeown /f D: and hit enter. Change D to the drive letter of the HDD. See if this fixes first.

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registry edit (Change the "Value data" entry to .0) but not resolve..
using diskpart method but not resolve... please help me..
 

A:usb pen drive is write protected

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I am trying to send a fax with Win 7 and it can't send. I get the error "media is write protected". I can't find what is write protected. It may be a security setting but I have failed to find it. Any Ideas?

A:Media Write Protected

Well the obvious steps for file access come to mind.
Take ownership of source file.
Check that it's not set to read only.

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My SD card was borrowed to take some photos. Because it already had photos on, the user copied them to a pc, then deleted them from the card. Before returning the card, the photos were put back on. I think this may have messed the card up for use in my camera. No matter what I do, I get a message that the card is 'write protected', even though the lock is off. I can view/copy the files that are on the card, so there's no problem about losing photos, but the card no longer works in my camera, and it's a 32gb, which I use (or used to) regularly for videos of bands. My question really is, is the card now scrap? Or can I get it up and running again? It's recognized straight away when I put in the pc.
 

A:Write Protected SD card

it has possibly been formatted for a different format than your camera recognises

computers will recognise different formats
see if you can format the card in a computer to fat not fat 32 and then put in camera and format again in the camera

make sure you have copied off any pictures you want to keep first
 

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I recently started having problems with WinXP. I can't download anything. I get a message:
C:\DOCUME~1\KYLERA~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\sgjden5l.zip could not be saved because you cannot change the contents of that folder
Change the folder properties and try again, or try saving in a different location.

Also, I can't save files in MS Publisher or open any templetes. I get message:
The disk you are trying to write to is write protected. Make the disk read-write or use a different disk.
Lastly, all of the items in my temp folder seem to be locked. I can't delete anything and there is about 200-500 files.
All of this started after uninstalling McAfee antivirus software and trying to get rid of this stupid
#msntb_toolbar_full_name# is unable to load its config file.
If you have recently upgraded to a newer version of the #msntb_toobar_full_name#
and have not restarted your computer since the upgrade, please try restarting
your computer. If the problem persists, please reinstall the #msntb_toolbar_full_name#.

But like I said earlier, I cant go re-download the msn toolbar.

A:Is My Harddrive Write Protected?

First thing, try this free, online scan to ensure that your system is OK: http://safety.live.com/After that, let us know what it said - then we'll be able to give more specific suggestions.

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I'm running Vista Ultimate 64bit.

My G: drive (a logical partition on a raid array) has decided it's write protected for the second time. The files are not 'read-only'.

I cant delete or cut any file or folder on the drive, they aren't even listed when I right-click. I can copy but only off the drive.


The last time it happened I ran a checkdsk and after 10 hours it finished and I had full access.

Anyone know how to make vista see the drive is not write-protected?
 

A:This disk is write-protected

BUMP, it's happened a third time :/

Last time i restarted in safe mode and then again normally and it just seemed to fix itself.
 

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Suddenly, when uploading my pictures to my pc I cannot edit or delete them because a) they are Read only and b) they are write protected.
What I've tried is to uncheck the Read only box. A message comes up to say the folder is write protected and I should remove it. Then I get the option to ignore all which I click on but it doesn't have any effect.
I've also tried moving the slider up and down on the memory card but that doesn't change anything either.
My other camera doesn't have this problem nor did the Lumix until now so can someone tell me how to remove the Write protection? I don't want to have to format the card and lose my photos, even if that would work.
I appreciate any help given Thank you.
 

A:write protected Lumix G3 pix

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My HP x715w 3.0 pen drive of 32 GB is write protected and i am allowed only to copy from it and nothing else, so i have tried all the possible methods to format it like "registry editor, command prompt, using disk manage, safe mode, also using bootable OS DVD". Some body please help me.

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Plz help .

Please could you tell me how to locate Flash rom or bios write protect jumper on my motherboard - VNF3-250 //chaintech Nforce3.
Thx
Santhan
 

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I've been trying to add songs to my Polariod Pocket Jam 3 MP3 player, which is also a thumb drive.

When i try to add items to the disk space, it lets me.
When i try to add MP3s to the MP3 space, it says that my file is write-protected and i need to remove the write-protection. How do i do that? There are no switches, like on or off besides the play buttons. Which i already tried hitting those.

I really want to know how to remove the write-protection.... in english please
 

A:MP3 Player says it's write-protected!

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I have a trojan on my computer that is write protected and I cannot get rid of it. The name of the file is downloaderEV. I need suggestions on what to do to get rid of this file.
I went to Hijack this and this is what it gave me.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:15:53 PM, on 5/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LxrSII1s.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltpspd.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
C:\Program Files\BellSouth Internet Tools\blsloader.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wdfmgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\McAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdoctor.exe
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A:write protected trojans

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I was trying to put songs on my brothers phone (Which has an MP3 player).

1. I put 6 songs on there, and when he went to play them, only two of them were on it, why is this? They were all in MP3 format.

2. I removed the two songs that worked, and then when I tried to remove the four that didn't, it said it can't be removed because it's write-protected? What the? So I tried putting the two songs that worked back on, and it wouldn't go on there because it says they were write-protected? How do I fix this?

THANKS!
 

A:Write Protected? 2 Questions

Bump

Thanks!!
 

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I have 16GB genx flash memory. I try to move 13GB folder to my pen drive but the flash memory become write protected and now I can not save files or format my flash memory. The folder that I copied originally contain pdf files but now it contain weird folders and when I click on properties it says that it has size of 119GB

what should I do?
 

A:my USB memry become write protected

Give this a read. It should fix this issue. Enable or Disable write protection of all USB devices

If that is a no go, there are some options you can try here. Solution to remove Write Protection from USB Pen Drive
 

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So, I had a virus, it was the Windows XP Recovery fake program one, and it had made it so all of my stuff was hidden. Everything on the C:\ drive was "gone", but was actually still there. I have an external drive for all my media. It was plugged in when I got infected. I have a paranoia with infecting the external drive, so I always unplug it immediately when I see problems. Anyway, I cleaned out most, if not all, of the virus. 90% of my stuff was back to normal. So I plugged in my external, USB, Seagate 1TB GoFlex Desktop HDD. I can see almost everything in the root of the drive fine. Keyword: almost. I could tell something was wrong because my dropbox folder is in the root of my external, and the green/blue badge wasn't there.

So, I went into the folder and there was nothing there. I check the rest of the drive, and everything is hidden. I enable show hidden folders and I can see everything now, and I right click on a hidden folder, properties, and uncheck the Make Hidden box. Hit apply.

"An error occured applying attributes to the file: The media is write protected." Now, I've tried all that I can think of. I tried looking in the drive properties for a "read only" box to uncheck, I tried a cmd command for making all files not hidden, and it doesn't work. There is no physical switch for write protection. What else can I do to make it so I can write to these files/this drive? I need this drive guys...

Thanks for the help

A:External HDD is Write Protected?

Not sure this will let you get to external HDD, but would assume it does: My link

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Dear All:
I have Sony Vaio cr410e with windows 7 ultimate 32 bit installed
I have external hard Western Digital WD 1 T.B
my problem is that my hard was working properly and suddenly my windows is unable to detect it when I connect it, I can see the icon of usb device in the task bar but I can not see my hard partitions in My computer. I tried to check it in computer management section I could see it there but it says that it is unallocated and when I press right click all options are inactive except for properties and help.
I tried to update the driver and it says that I have the latest version installed.
also I tried to make it offline under the computer management section I got the message that "the media is write protected".
I need your urgent help cause I have important data that is crucial for my job and my whole life.
waiting your response ASAP

A:Media is Write Protected

i hate external drives that require software to run. unless its only drivers you updated.

now if it were a desktop id suggest taking the HDD out and sticking it in your pc.. but thats an issue here.

If you have another computer to try it on then i suggest trying that. When ever ive had the old "write protected" issue its normally only been with flash drives and its because they are duff.

Also as an after thought, a system restore to a date when it worked may pay off, but its probably a long shot

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I have a write protected usb memory stick and i cant use it because its write protected, for some reason????? i cant even format it!!, it has no valuable data on it and can be wiped, i just want to be able to use it.

Charlie

A:Erase a write protected usb

Go to Computer, and right click on your USB drive and click on 'Properties'. Once there go to the 'Security' tab (top of window). Below 'Permissions for authenticated users' there is an 'Advanced' button. Click on it. On the 'Owners' tab, there should be an 'Edit' button. Now, select your username in the bottom box, and make sure the checkbox at the bottom is checked. Click on okay, then once it has changed ownership, click on Ok on all 'Properties' windows. You should now have full control of your USB memory stick.

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I am trying to move tracks from my computer to mp3 player but will not let me as it is protected how can I turn the protection off
 

A:write protected discs

Turn what protection off?

are the files on your HDD protected (and if so where did you get them from) or is the MP3 player protected not allowing to to copy onto it?
 

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I just did a very stupid thing.... =/

My external HD was write protected for some odd reason, but when I checked the security settings, everything had write allowed. So I try to do a reset by unchecking write and then checking it again, but now I cannot check write again because I do not have permission to write (accidentally unchecked write for SYSTEM D=). Is there a registry fix for this or a way around this? I am running Vista 64-bits.

A:WD external write protected

Is it for all USB devices ?

Try by cheking this one on regedit

KEYNAME "SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies"
VALUENAME "WriteProtect"


Giovanni

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ok so the other night i was putting something on my 8gb sandisk flash drive. my pc shut off randomly and i go to recopy the files onto my flash drive and the drive keeps saying the disk is write protected. I cant format the drive because it says the disk is write protected.

iv tried so many things i have googled....going into regedit and making the write protect reg key. didnt work

the flash drive DOES NOT have a little switch to make it protected.
iv run out of ideas and have been trying for DAYS to get it non protected so i can format it! help!
 

A:the disk is write protected USB

The first thing I can think of in such a scenario is that you have some type of
malware infection that can be causing denied write access.

Have you scanned that drive with a good (currently updated) anti-virus program?
 

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I am so frustrated in this problem i am facing now...I just can't transfer my data to my SD card and Pendrive...It says the disk is write protected...How do i fix this thing ? any idea ?
please...
advise is very much appreciated
 

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