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[SOLVED] Write protected file oddity

Q: [SOLVED] Write protected file oddity

Hey, I tried searching the forums but couldn't find any posts that have my exact issue. Basically, I have a disk with a file on that I require and when I try and copy it onto my new computer it says that it is write protected. The odd this is that I have copied the same file onto my laptop and it works perfectly fine. I have also tested the same file on my dad's Vista laptop and yet again it works perfectly fine. I just wondered if anyone could offer any solutions to why this is happening on only one computer?


Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] Write protected file oddity

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: [SOLVED] Write protected file oddity

This could be a driver issue or just a computer fault.
I assume you're computer is clean.
Please run a hijackthis log as here
Please DO NOT reply here but in the main forum found on this site's homepage.
When did this become a problem (when was it first noticed?)
Were able to copy before?
Did you install or upgrade any new software or updates?
I commend you on trying this on other computers.
That means that it's the computer's problem and not the CD's or the file is not correct.
Hope this helped and hope this gets solved.


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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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Hi there, I have a file on my 'puter which is almost 52megs in size. It is a media file and was downloaded from IMesh. Now, I cannot play the file nor can I delete it. I get a message that says it is write proteced and access is denied. I am the administrator on this 'puter, how can I delete it? Is there software I can get to assist in this? Can it be done?

Thanks for you help in advance..


A:Deleting a write protected file...

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Can someone explain to me how to delete a puper.dll trojan????
My McAfee security program says it can not be deleted because it is write protected. Any ideas?

A:How Do I Delete A Write Protected File?

HelloTry starting up in Safe Mode and then going to where the file is - if you are unsure then maybe try a Start > Search and enter the file nameTo start up in safe mode press F8 when booting up your pcFor more info on starting in safe mode in XP see this ...Click Here to see the tutorial about safe modeIf it doesnt work come back and we will try see what else we can do :0

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Hello, I have been downloading mp3 files from the internet, and when I try to transfer them to an SD card, it comes up with an error described on the attached picture: please explain to me how to remove write protection.


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Hi everyone.
Hope I'm posting in the proper area.

So what I need is to write protect a file on my laptop, so it is not overwritten.

I'm not sure if I just right click it and make sure the file inside the folder is at "read only" does the job.
I need to update my files but don't want this one replaced.
I see the box under "general" tab has to be clicked until the check mark is on.

And ...please help me understand this part, if I do the above, does it matter if I'm logged in as a a "standard user" or admin.

I understands the permission of the admin has full control so just wandering if using "admin" to login it overrides the "standard user" settings when making changes or update to files...the read only still works ?

Thanks so much.

A:Help please with making file write protected and read only.

You could convert the document to Adobe pdf format. (keeping the original read/write document separately, in a secure location). Just about everybody has Acrobat Reader installed on their computers these days.

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I recently started getting the following error message when trying to save to my Floppy 3.5" - "Cannot save file. The location is you are trying to save to is write protected." this occurs from any program. But this does not occur ALL the time, sometimes it does allow me to save to it. And it ALWAYS allows me to read & open from it. I'm wondering if there is a way to lock the Floppy Drive?? Because the message isn't that the "Disk is write protected." it's that "The LOCATION is write protected." Is this possible?? How do I clean the drive??

I'm running WIN98 on a PII 450Mhz PC.
I can still FORMAT floppy's in the drive.
I checked the Device Manager & supposedly the Drive is working properly. I ran SCANDISK & found no errors; I DEFRAG once a week, with no problems.


A:Cannot save file. The location is write protected

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Hi to all

I was wondering if anybody can supply me with a solution to this. I have had this problem for a while now when I try to delete large video files, the files still show up in the recycle bin even after I have tried to shred them using Mcafee shredder. I then do a manual deletion with the files that remain in the recycle bin and they disappear but the system hasn't really deleted the files, I know this because I then click empty the recycle bin and the error message "Cannot delete file DC Access denied make sure the disk is not full or write protected and the file is not currently in use" appears. The DC usually has a number With it like DC1 or DC10 sometimes I get DE.

I am getting the occasional error message when I try to move files from one drive to another or delete folders it usually tells me to makesure the files are not being used by another program or they are write protected. I have to reboot before I can get rid off unwanted large or medium size video files. When I cut certain files and paste them into another drive the file doesn't move into the other drive it just copies into it and again I have to reboot for it to disappear or to delete it from the original drive. It is a real pain in the rear!

I have been in touch with Mcafee and Dell about this and no solution has been put forward . Dell want me to cross their palms with cash and Mcafee checked all their software to makesure their Security Center wasn't the blame. So some know... Read more

A:Write protected file error DC1 DC10 DE etc. etc.

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i accidently downloaded a virus today and when norton AV detected it, it was unable to delete the file and prompted me to quarantine it. being that i dont want a virus just sitting on my computer, quarantined or not, i opted not to and went to tey to delete it myself. i was unable to because its write protected so i went into the properties and tried to change the write protection but there was no option for that. so then i went into safe mode and ran norton AV again. that didnt work so i tried deleting it myself again and i got the same write protection message. the damn thing just wont go away! i most likely am just overlooking sumething really mundane but can someone help me with this?

A:(Resolved) cant delete write protected file...


I would go ahead and have norton quarentine the file. It would be much safer than trying to delete it yourself. I belive that once you quarentine the virus there is an option to delete the quarentine file.

Since this is actually about a virus and how to get rid of it, I'm going to request a moderator move this to the security forum. They should be able to provide you with possibly a better answer than what I can.

Good Luck.

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My newly created and updated Norton Bootable Recovery Tool scan fails with it on a USB flash drive on my Windows 7 system. And when I use the command prompt to run the NTFS file system check tool, ( chkdsk /f ), it says unable to run due to that drive partition is write protected, so then read only. So do I need to boot to a partition tool to fix this issue or what can cause this problem. ?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 8191 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76801 MB, Free - 25038 MB; D: Total - 66560 MB, Free - 12498 MB; E: Total - 30721 MB, Free - 13326 MB; H: Total - 20479 MB, Free - 20388 MB; I: Total - 32548 MB, Free - 32456 MB; J: Total - 22527 MB, Free - 22114 MB; K: Total - 218880 MB, Free - 218782 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5QL PRO
Antivirus: Norton Security, Updated and Enabled

A:the file system check tool will not run due to write protected drive

I think you can remove write protection via Control Panel --> Device Manager --> somewhere in the properties of usb stick[s]. I do not remember exactly where.

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Several months ago, I accidently dragged and dropped my PSP file into another folder. I went to windows explorer to drag it back out. Some of the files were fine but others were not. I could not view the contents of the files. So I turned on my external hard drive that I use strictly for a back up in case something happened.....I copied the file back on to my computer. Now, there are many files/folders that I cannot open and I cannot delete them. I get an error message saying the file may be write protected, in use or the disk may be full.
I right clicked on the file>properties and uncheck read only file. Still I can't access those folders at all and I can't get rid of them. Can you suggest something else I can do to either view the contents or delete the folders from my hard drive.

A:Error message write protected, full disk or in use file

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I just ran my McAfee virus scan and it picked up either a virus or a program that says it is write-protected. It will not be cleaned, quarantined or deleted. What does write-protected mean and how do I find it and get rid of it ? Any help on this would be appreciated.

A:Solved: write-protected

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When I try to format a disc, it says disc is write protected. How can I "unprotect" it so I can erase data and format?

A:Solved: disc is write protected

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I have a number of Double layer DVD +R RW disks that I want to erase and format for future re-use.

I have tried using the "erase" option in Ashampoo Burning Studio 9 (Windows XP OS) to try to erase all the files, but I get a message that the DVD is not erasable.

When I right click on the disck drive I do not get the option to "format". How do I format the disk please? Is there a way of effectively writing a blank file to the disk to overwrite the data?


A:Solved: How do I reformat write protected RW DVD

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Not sure if this is the right forum, if not will someone please redirect me.
For a while I have been using a USB memory stick to store and remove .bmp images with no difficulty. Suddenly I get a dialogue box telling me the disk is write protected. Why did this happen and how can I turn it off.
I found a help site that suggested editing the registry "Storage devices" to value 0 but this did not help.
A further strangeness is the computer now thinks the memory stick is a camera !!

A:Solved: USB device write protected

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went to copy over some files when my pen drive has become write protected and cannot be wrote to, deleted or formatted (same i know).
googled it and looked at previous posts on here, tried all the things online that i came across.
hard disk low level format tool. fail
sdformatter. fail
hp usb formatter. fail
disk managment:fail

SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > StorageDevicePolicies
do not have folder StorageDevicePolicies
cmd. format G: /fs:fat32 get this result.
Invalid media or Track 0 bad - disk unusable.
tried a few software to fix but still nothing.
running XP SP3
4GB pen drive (unknown manufacturer)
apart from binning it any help appreciated.

A:Solved: USB pen drive has become write protected

By any chance does the drive have a physical write protection switch hat may have been moved?

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I have a machine at work that is running windows 8 64 bit. Windows had crashed so we put on a new Windows install last week, C: was formatted and reinstalled with Windows and then encrypted with bitlocker, D: was decrypted so we could get get the data off and has not been re-encrypted.

I came in this morning to find that D: could not be written to.

When trying to copy a file to it, it says:
The disk is write-protected.
Remove the write-protection or use another diskClick to expand...

I have tried the following solution
I check my user permissions and for my user I have full access.

Next we were able to successfully format D: and I didn't do a quick format, not that it may have mattered... and after that didn't work we completely replaced the drive with a different drive and it still did it.

So its not the drive, its something with my install. I don't have anything suspicious I didn't have installed before so I am not sure why it is doing this.

Thank you so much for your time! The tech just wants to format again so if I can figure this out before it comes to that then that will be awesome. It would be nice to not have to redo 2 days worth of work setting up my dev environment...

A:Solved: The media is write protected

Also to add confusion, if I did system restore, to before it happened, it would work until next restart? I don't know if it is just some company policy that is set up on restart or what...

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The WD My Book 4TB 3.0 I use for backup has become write-protected on my Windows 8.1 system. I can connect it to my windows 7 computer and add and delete files just fine. Connect it back to the win 8.1 computer and I get a write protection notice when trying to move any file to it. Disk Management lists it as Read Only. I just need to know how to to remove the write protection / read only status. Thank you.

A:Solved: My Book 4TB 3.0 has become write-protected

See if this helps:

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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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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?


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



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Hello and thank you in advance for any help and advice......I've had my system for a year and only just this week decided to make use of my floppy drive.......I'm trying to create 'rescue disks' for Norton's...It doesn't support burning to CD's so I have to use floppies....this is the first time I'm trying out my floppy drive...when I try to copy to the floppy it tells me the floppy is 'write protected'......I have the protect tab pulled back....I've tried all my blank floppies....when I then tried to format the drive itself with no floppy in it, I was told it is also 'write protected'...What gives?....thanks again.

A:[SOLVED] Floppy Drive 'Write Protected'

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Hi Guys,
help me to come out from this issue....

The storage drive (drive I:\) will not let me write to it. I cannot rename, delete, cut, or write any new files to any part of that drive. That's troublesome, since that's where I send all of my downloads to! Even earlier in this session of windows it was working nicely,

Specifically, the error is:

"The disk is write protected. Remove the write protection or use another disk."

I've tried changing the security settings to allow USERS, or even just Administrators, full control of the drive, to no avail. I cannot modify the security settings. When I try, I get:

please help me to make out something for this stupid headache...

A:Solved: Error:The disk is write-protected

Hey guys...

Say Thanks to me.. I found the solution for this issue... I fixed it.

Here's how I fixed it:
open Regedit and navigate to
If there is a WriteProtect key (REG_DWORD) then
1 = Write Protect On
0 = Write Protect Off

Set to 0 and try (may have to reboot in some cases)

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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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Ultimate x64... my external drive, even though I'm the administrator, is write-protected. I've gone into the Properties > Security, click the Edit button and used that menu to select Full Access. However when I click OK an error saying
"An error occored while applying security information to:



Clicking continue goes to the next file on the external drive, with the same error for that file. And the next and so on. The drive is formatted to NTFS.

What do I do?

A:Solved: External Drive is write-protected. how to undo?

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Got a brand new SanDisk 32G flashdrive from Staples.
In the process of copying my files to the drive it suddenly gives me the message that the flashdrive is write protected.
Now I have 4G of files copied to the drive and can't remove them, and can't add anything else.

I tried formatting it, but it won't let me.
Can anybody tell me what I should do with it?

Thanks much!

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 72645 MB, Free - 13626 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0M3918
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 4.0, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: SanDisk 32G flashdrive suddenly write protected

If the filing system on the card is FAT32 then it cannot copy files larger than 4GB.

Can you tell windows to eject (unmount) the card and then put it in another computer and format it? Or, if that isn't an option, have Windows eject the card before you remove it, and then reinsert it again and Windows may behave differently to it.

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I have read several solutions on the forum regarding getting rid of the write protect and none have worked.
My apologies if you think it is not appropriate to start a new thread on this.

I have three of these Cruzer all Identical came in a three pack.
two are fine can delete files and/or format both on all computers.

The third one states it is write protected.
it was not write protected when I first used it and have a couple of files on it. There is over 2 gb free space on it
When I try to paste a new file to it states"cannot copy write protected"
I have tried using Apacer Formatting Utility.
states "device not found" when double clicking 'start.bat in DOS.
I have tried this on 5 different computers.
3 with XPpro.
One with windows 7 and a Mac.
On 1 XP computer I went into the registry and found there was not a 'StorageDevicePolicies'
so set that up.
I also tried this:-
In the command prompt type the following command: CHKDSK X: /F
changing X to my USB drive.
Message comes up. "Cannot format it is write protected."

personally I think this stick may be stuffed and might turn it into a table lamp.

regards from,

A:[SOLVED] Cruzer Edge 4gb stick write protected.

It is a very good chance this drive is stuffed, as you would have it said.
With the drive attached to a computer, go to Start/Run and type diskmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Disk Management window if your flash drive shows up there, then right click the partition/volume and choose Delete Volume. Or go up to the tool bar and press the X. If that works, right click the Unallocated Space and create a new simple volume, and format it FAT32. If that fails, the drive needs to be sent back to the manufacturer for a replacement.

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I am running OS Windows XP on a Dell Dimension E521 Dual Processor.
I put all my documents on a CD-R when I thought I was going to have to a complete systems restore. Now I would like to put them back onto my harddrive. But due to them being "write-protected" they won't move. Can anyone help this dingy ole lady who just fumbles around blindly??? Thank you for your time.

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have installed an external hard drive on my system but did not note in the beginning it was write protected nor would I have opted for same if I had so noted. Now I cannot view most of the files because it says I do not have permission to do so. Am not PC literate enough to know how to remove the write protection and so gain access to folders.

Can someone outline a list of what I must do to remove this write protection? Have searched all over but failed to find any way to do so on my own. Much thanks if someone can guide me to the spot where I can achieve same.

A:Solved: Write protected external hard drive

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I was having a terrible time trying to eliminate an infected file from a "Write Protected" area of my hard disk with Windows ME. Whenever I examined the state of "Disable System Restore" under the File System Properties... it was already "checked". I decided to try "unchecking" it and lo and behold... after rebooting, my virus checker ( McAfee ) was now able to delete the infected files.

Upon returning to check the state of "Disable System Restore" I found that it was checked again... as if rebooting automatically disables it... or at least puts a check mark there.

Is this normal behavior for ME? I would not think so. I would expect the operating system would always want to be in the unchecked mode so that it can store daily system settings.

The good news is my infected files are gone. If anyone is having trouble out there getting rid of infected files in write protected areas of the hard disk... don't believe the check mark... uncheck it, reboot, and try your virus checker again.

The bad news is I haven't got a clue why Windows ME re-checks ( i.e., apparently disables system restore) on boot up... independent of whatever my actions were prior to re-booting. I can no longer believe the check mark. How can I tell if Windows ME is actually saving my daily System settings?


A:(Solved) Disable System Restore... Write Protected Virus Removal

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so basically, i'm learning how to build a new image with Windows Embedded Standard 2011. you get to decide which kind of write filters you're gonna use when you are setting up your image.... i need to figure these "write filters" out before i continue learning and reading through the lab manual. this is all so confusing to me, im a beginner at all this

any ideas? or at least a shove in the right direction?

A:Solved: File Based Write Filters v.s. Enhanced Write Filters?

40 views. no answers. fml

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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: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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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!


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

A:USB write protected?


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?


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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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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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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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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


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!!!!

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

A:USB 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.


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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