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Yet again, files are write-protected ...

Q: Yet again, files are write-protected ...

Okay to fold this into an existing thread I couldn't find. 
 
I need a fix for the write protection problem with Win7. My files are all "Read Only" so I have keep saving them under new names to keep my work. Nothing I found in Google gave me any help. 
 
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A: Yet again, files are write-protected ...

What "write protection problem with Win 7" are you referring to, please?  A link describing such would be useful.
 
Are these MS Office files of which you speak?
 
Louis

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I have a question as I have purchased The Tornado(tm) and transferred all the files from my old windows xp laptop to my new vista 32 bit laptop such as homework, excel files, music, photos, etc. If I try to edit anything it says its write protected and cannot be saved. Is there anyway to un-write-protect all the files that i have transferred? I have googled this question but to no avail. I would really appreciate the help if anyone can shed some light on this for me. Thanks!

A:Write Protected Files

Hello pest, welcome to TSF

Have you tried either

1. Right clicking on the files and unchecking the 'read only' box
2. Saving the file under a different name

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I have a friend who is trying to get write protected files off his computer. When he runs his virus program he has a lot of unwanted programs and viruses that can't be deleted, cleaned, or quarantined, any suggestions for him besides reinstalling the whole computer again?

Thanks bikrchik
 

A:write protected files

Hi, and welcome to tsg
can you let us know what virus etc
make/model of pc?
what windows version?
HIJACK THIS:
Try not to reboot
Currently the Spyware identified by the security experts and especially the morphing and breeding .exe`s in the new variants of CWS, after every re-boot required by Ad-Aware and Spybot etc, just spawns more and more files for the poster to find and delete. This is making the advice the security experts give just too hard to follow.
One of the security experts recently had one log with over a hundred files, they guy had to format c: drive.

Download and copy hijackthis to its own folder , it makes backups so keeping them separate and available can be useful.

Note the Spyware tools websites are very often under attack and so I have provided more than 1 location to download from:

http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
http://209.133.47.200/~merijn/downloads.html
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/
http://www.sherrylynn.us/privacypolicy (this has an older version 1.97 - if you can get to other sites)

Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”.
Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad.
Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.
DO NOT FIX ANYTHING wait advice from one of the many security experts in this forum.

I currently do not have the skill/competence to advise and poor advice can be far... Read more

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Hi,

I'm trying to use Tag&Rename 3.53 to organize my MP3s on Windows 7, but I am unable to edit some of them because I get the following error:

"Disc is write protected or file is busy by another application."

The only difference I can find between the files that I can edit and those I can't is that if I right click and go to Properties => Security, the second entry under "Group or user names" is "Account Unknown" whereas with files I can edit the entry is "Joe (Joe-PC\Joe)".

Please can someone suggest what I can do to make all my MP3s editable?

Thanks,
Joe

A:Problem With Write Protected Files

Sounds like you need to take ownership of your files (sounds silly, I know). If you already own the files, you'd think you wouldn't have to take ownership of them! But, sometimes that is the case.Try this.You can do it manually by going through the Properties > Securities > Advanced > Owner > Edit > but that registry hack I found will probably do it faster.Try selecting all your MP3's then do the "right-click take ownership" on all of them at once (to save some clicking). I cannot guarantee it will work, as I have not tried this myself.If this does not solve your problem, you might have to manually add yourself to the list of Permissions that you saw for each file (let's hope not!).Let me know if it works.

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Hello all,

I have a hard disk that I took out of a computer that failed (MB). The disk has all my addresses on it in an address book for Printmaster. Unfortunately I never backed it up. I put this drive into another computer as a slave and was hoping to get the information off of it. Every time I try to move the file or copy it or open it with the program, it either tells me that the file is in use by another person or that the file is write protected. I have tried to change permissions and properties as the administrator and the folder the file is in keeps geting back the read only attribute. So I cannot import to the program. Both the old drive and the new drive have xp professional on them. Any help or suggestions are welcome and appreciated. Reentering all that information would be very time consuming and I would lose some addresses. Thank YOU

Ken

A:files on old drive write protected

You could try booting up with a Linux Live CD.

Linux Mint 7 works well for me
and displays everything on my computer and all drives connected.

Just a thought.

(No interference from Windows, which generally seems to prevent copying, etc.)

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Hello,

I am running Windows XP SP2 and Trend Micro Office Scan is identifying the trojan file TROJ_BZUB.FB, alternating between activedsf.dll and wsil32.dll in C:\WINDOWS\system32. Simply deleting the file(s) is impossible; stopping the associated processes before deletion hasn't worked either. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

StartupList report, 2/26/2008, 9:45:47 PM
StartupList version: 1.52.2
Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\orrna10\Desktop\HijackThis\HiJackThis.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CSAgent\bin\CSAControl.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\CSAgent\bin\leventmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\UMCSTUB.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\CA\SHARED~1\CAM\bin\cam.exe
C:\WINDOWS\CatPC\CatSYS\CatSystemSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Siemens\CAT Bulletin Board\CBBS.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client 4\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\LogWatNT.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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I open Publisher files (that I have created on my computer) and when I go to close the file, I get a message stating: 'The disk you are trying to save to is write-protected. Make the disk read/write or use a different disk.' Then it wants to save the file under a different (temp) name. Tells me to close Publisher and reopen and rename. I can't rename. I've tried opening various Publisher files and it's happening to all of them. I click on properties and it doesn't have a check mark by read only or hidden. I'm operating on Windows XP using Publisher 2003.

Thank you
 

A:Publisher telling me all my files are write protected

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Hi,

I'm trying to use Tag&Rename 3.53 to organize my MP3s on Windows 7, but I am unable to edit some of them because I get the following error:

"Disc is write protected or file is busy by another application."

The only difference I can find between the files that I can edit and those I can't is that if I right click and go to Properties => Security, the second entry under "Group or user names" is "Account Unknown" whereas with files I can edit the entry is "Joe (Joe-PC\Joe)".

Please can someone suggest what I can do to make all my MP3s editable?

Thanks,
Joe
 

A:Solved: Problem With Write Protected Files

Sounds like these files were moved from a different computer and for some reason aren't picking up the default permissions.

Easiest to Set permissions on the folder they are in, and force the permissions on all the file/folders in that folder.

Right click the folder that contains the files
Click Properties
Click the Security tab
Click the Advanced button
Click the Permissions tab if not already on that tab.
Click the Change Permissions button
If your account is not listed, click the Add... button
Type joe, then click Check Names - this should change it to Joe-PC\Joe
Click OK
Check the Full Control box in the Allow column
Make sure the Apply to: drop down shows This folder, subfolders and files
Click OK
Check both of these boxes:
Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent
Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permission from this object
If the Unknown Account appears in the list, highlight it and click Remove
Click OK
Click Yes
Click OK
Click OK

HTH

Jerry
 

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I have been running Windows 10 since launch day and today I started having a problem with all my data files being write protected. Everything was working the last couple of days but today my Quicken data file and all my files in the documents folder are write protected and they will not let me save them after changes. The only thing I changed today was to activate one drive. I have since disabled one drive but continue to have the problem. I was able to create folders off the root for my updated files as a work around but I would like to resolve this issue ASAP. I am logged in as an administrator. Please advise.

A:Unable to update data files because they are write protected

I have been running Windows 10 since launch day and today I started having a problem with all my data files being write protected. Everything was working the last couple of days but today my Quicken data file and all my files in the documents folder are write protected and they will not let me save them after changes. The only thing I changed today was to activate one drive. I have since disabled one drive but continue to have the problem. I was able to create folders off the root for my updated files as a work around but I would like to resolve this issue ASAP. I am logged in as an administrator. Please advise.

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Please help, I cannot delete files within C:/Program Files that were created by programs that i have uninstalled via their uninstall feature or start>control panel>add pr remove programs and i uninstalled. Yet their are still some files which i could not delete some of which are "the cleaner" and "invisible keylogger" and "hacker eliminator" all that remain within the folders are the dlls yet i dunt know why they don't delete. BTW i have deleted the registry keys using jv16 still no luck.

I've tried safe mode with no luck but i will try agian.

If you could help that would be great because i do not want my program files to be clogged up with uneccesary folders that are empty.
 

A:Unable to Delete files, Inuse 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 week ago I spilt a glass of red wine on my Dell 8600 notebook!! so i did what logic told me; put it up side down try clean it out and what not. in any case i saved the 60 gig hd (hitachi something or other)... and it seems to be working fine when i put it into a 2.5 hd case thingie. So from another laptop i can get into my old hard drive, where you can see program files, bitlord downloaded files, and all 50 gigs in use. The problem is My Documents...

I can go into my documents... and "see all the files", but the thumbnail images dont show up.. and when trying to transfer any of the documents in my documents, ex. jpegs... i get an error message " Cannot copy img_xxxx: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."

I don't seem to be using the file anywhere.. When i turn off the read-only in the entire folder and apply to all subfolders and files it just jumps back to read-only, and it won't burn on to a dvd. I also can't open the files obviously... what could be wrong? what can i do? PLEASE HELP! have most things backed up, but 6 months of pics and music down the drain?
 

A:Solved: Write-protected "My Documents" and all files in it... can't transfer!

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A week ago I spilt a glass of red wine on my Dell 8600 notebook!! so i did what logic told me; put it up side down try clean it out and what not. in any case i saved the 60 gig hd (hitachi something or other)... and it seems to be working fine when i put it into a 2.5 hd case thingie. So from another laptop i can get into my old hard drive, where you can see program files, bitlord downloaded files, and all 50 gigs in use. The problem is My Documents...

I can go into my documents... and "see all the files", but the thumbnail images dont show up.. and when trying to transfer any of the documents in my documents, ex. jpegs... i get an error message " Cannot copy img_xxxx: Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."

I don't seem to be using the file anywhere.. When i turn off the read-only in the entire folder and apply to all subfolders and files it just jumps back to read-only, and it won't burn on to a dvd. I also can't open the files obviously... what could be wrong? what can i do? PLEASE HELP! have most things backed up, but 6 months of pics and music down the drain?
 

A:Write-protected "My Documents" and all files in it...

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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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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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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?

Originally Posted by Vista_32bit


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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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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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

Quote:





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 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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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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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,
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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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.
However, I guess that there are phishers outside j... Read more

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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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please Help I have 2 trojans and 6 other viruses that come up that they cannot be Deleted Cleaned or Quarantined because they are Disk Write protected How do I remove them. I run Millennium Edition with Mcafee Antivirus and firewall. I have downloaded a Hijackthis log but do not know how to forward it to you or save to a file of it's own. Help Please

A:Write Protected Disk

Hello vikinguy45 and Welcome to TSF!

In order to try and solve your problem we will need to see your Hijack This log. Please follow these directions:

Please download the newest version of HijackThis here- http://www.greyknight17.com/spy/HijackThis.exe - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there. Double click on the program to run it. If it gives you an intro screen, just choose 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'.
If you don't get the intro screen, just hit Scan and then click on Save log.
Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

Afer the scan is complete, if you chose number 1, a notepad document will open automatically, or if you chose number 2, after you click 'Save log' a notepad document will open. While holding 'Ctrl' (the control button) press 'A' and it should select (highlight) everything. (If it doesn't click 'Edit' -> 'Select All'.) Next, again while holding 'Ctrl' press 'C'. This will copy the information to the clipboard. Now go to this post and click 'POST REPLY'. Now, again while holding 'Ctrl' press 'V'. This should paste all of the information into your post.

Let us know if you're having any trouble getting the log posted!

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If a usb says don't format me i am write protected then what to do?

A:If a usb says don't format me i am write protected then what to do

I do believe that you could take ownership of it (Take Ownership Shortcut) and then format it. If that doesn't work, post back here.

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Hello guys,

This is Ekant this side. I am using Acer Aspire 5742Z from more than a year. However, since last month I am facing a "Write Disk Protected" problem, for which I didn't get a single workable solution. I hope you guys can help me with this.

What my actual problem is:

I have a 500GB hard drive, and I have created three partition namely; C:, D:,and E:

C drive is of 99 GB, D drive is also of 107 GB, E Drive: 285

But last month, when I booted my system, I could only find C Drive, and all other drives were invisible, don't know why, and increased my C Drive Disk Capacity from 99 GB to 465 GB. Then I tried to look for a solution on many forums, and found that find and mount can help me out with my invisible partitions, and I installed it instantly, and it really helped me finding my invisible partitions. However, now I need to run find and mount, every time I start my laptop, to mount my invisible partitions. And if i don't run it, the windows explorer shows on C Drive with a disk capacity of 465 GB.

And to my amazed, soon I discovered that both D Drive and E Drive have become 'Write Disk Protected', and neither I can create and file in any of those drives, and nor I can delete any existing files.

Now when I am trying to format my computer with new copy of windows 7, it doesn't read the DVD, and nor the USB Flash Drive (Both are boot-able as they are tried and tested on another computer).

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A:Write Disk Protected

this is why.
Mounting partitions
After Scan finishes, you will see the full list of found partitions. Now, you can add any found partition to the system by mounting and assigning a letter to it.

All partitions are mounted in the read-only mode. You won't be able to alter files on such partitions, but only to copy files off that partition. This guarantees that the data cannot be altered by the operating system or any software (including malware).
if possible remove the laptop hard drive and connect to another Pc via a usb cradle and try format from there,(ntfs) if that works pop it back in the laptop and try installing windows again.
 

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Well my windows 7 is in Russian language but when i try to erase data from my DVD RW disc is says something like "Disc is write protected".Well i used to use it before few times.All worked really well but suddenly it all stopped to work.I really need to erase this disc but i can't.Please help.

A:Disc is write protected

Are you trying to delete the data? If so, what program did you use before?

Or are you trying to erase the entire disc? If so, try giving ISO Recorder v3 or some burning software a try to erase the disc.

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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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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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i cant format the flashdrive of my friend because it will prompt "disk is write-protected". There is no switch in it and i think it is a virus, because it was loaded with a bunch of shortcuts and error file names. I tried using Malwarebytes and Avast but still after reboot it is still there and write protected. I tried removing it manually using a CMD and showing hidden files but i cant even hit the delete button key on my keyboard. There is no delete option either when i right-clicked my mouse. I also tried in registry the StorageDevicePolicies but it is already set to "0".

Anyone suggestions?

A:WRITE protected Flashdrive

You could try using Diskpart: Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

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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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I'm trying to save my textures I collected over the years from a 3d program to a CD-R disk I haven't used in a while.Theirs plenty of space left and it says: Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently in use.Im on windows XP. Thanks

A:Write protected disk

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to a CD-R disk




What is the CD burning software you are using? CD-R discs are Write once media by default. Unless the first time you burned it you chose to make a multi-session disc in the burning software program. CD-RW discs can be written to more then once as long as you do not Finalize the CD.
Instead of using a CD-R you should use a USB Flash drive, or better yet a USB HDD.

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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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Read ALL of this please before commenting a possible fix.

First off, this is a 32gb Sandisk Cruzer flash drive and it's USB 2.0, my OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 64x SP1

Things I've tried:

Using regedit to set the WriteProtect Value to 0:

I've tried formatting it through the GUI:

I've tried formatting it in CMD and I get no further than selecting the disk because it cuts me off at cleaning it:

I've also erased and rewrote the registry entry for the WriteProtect key, and I tried it with a 32bit D-WORD as well as a 64bit D-WORD. I have tried every recommended option for fixing this problem, to no avail. Some said to also put it in an Xbox, but when I do, both 360, and Xbox One, both say that nothing can be done until write protection is removed.

A lot of people tell me to "Flip the write-protect switch on the side." but they don't understand that it's a FLASH DRIVE and not a MicroSD card reader. My flash drive has no flips, no switches, no nothing. I have also scanned it with the highest rated anti-virus for the year 2015, which is BitDefender Total Security 2015. No viruses, no issues. I have done EVERYTHING I have found online even remotely related to this problem, to no avail.

A:Windows 7 | Write-Protected | Tried Everything

  
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A lot of people tell me to "Flip the write-protect switch on the side." but they don't understand that it's a FLASH DRIVE and not a MicroSD card reader. My flash drive has no flips, no switches, no nothing....


Some flash drives do have a switch. I treasure the very old one that I have with a write protect switch. I have to use something very small (like a pin) to actuate the switch. But you would probably know it if your flash drive had a switch like this somewhere.

You might try formatting it via Linux.
As an aside, you should post images to this forum via these steps:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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every time when i try to transfer my files to USB this prompt pop-ups "the disk is write protected"
so i wanted to know whats a solution to that problem?
 
 

A:the disk is write- protected

G'day jozzyjay, and Welcome to BC !!
 

How to remove a write protection from your USB memory Stick
1. Shutdown your computer or laptop
2. Insert USB Memory Stick into your laptop or Computer
3. Turn on laptop and then immediately start pressing (F8) key then Advanced Boot Options screen will come up
4. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt
5. After loading files if your USB Memory Stick drive letter is (G) for example then write as
6. C:\windows\system32>G: and press enter
7. G:\>format G: and press enter
8. If ask you (Y/N) then press (Y) and press enter
9. Now a full format will start which remove write protection from USB Memory Stick.
Note:
Before removing USB from your computer, Always remove it safely by going into to my computer then right click on USB and click eject.

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