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Windows 7: The media is write protected.

19 Dec 2011   #11
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thanks jaycee, yes i have taken ownership of the whole drive and actually cocked up the permissions on the external, ive spent most of the day putting things back to normal with the file settings ,
now on a load of my folders i have padlocks which is a wind up, but at least i have access to the folders and files. prior to that nothing would open, i still have a few that wont open and i willl have a mess around tomorrow re setting them.


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19 Dec 2011   #12
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Ok, it sounds like it's an error through the software, then, not through Windows itself. If so, it's most likely because that technology grants you sharing capabilities between the two machines, but that doesn't account for the separate security relationship between the desktop machine and the external drive.

You could try adding the username you use on your laptop to the list of users with full control on the external drive.
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19 Dec 2011   #13
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Yea, you don't want to take ownership in this scenario. That is just going to create other sharing issues.
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19 Dec 2011   #14
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

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You could try adding the username you use on your laptop to the list of users with full control on the external drive.
good idea, i will also try put a file on one of my other externals and see if it says that is write protected also .

problem is i was able to navigate to the external from the laptop and set it as the target ,and it started for a few seconds then stopped saying it was protected.

will try and get it to work tomorrow. like i say as a workaround i moved the folders from the lappy to the desktop and then i moved them from the desktop to the external. bit of a faff but i have got an extra 64 GB back on the laptop now at least.
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