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Windows 7: Write protected folder - USB Disk Drive

30 Jan 2013   #11
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
I am not that confident in going into the command prompt section.

I did the first part - I went into D: - thinking that was logical.

I will post the screen shot from what the result was - I do not know what to do next. When I unplugged it before and re-inserted the USB Disk it asked for me to Scan and fix - tried to do that but said it was - write protected.

Thanks for your assistance.
You cut/paste it wrong!!
Code:
diskpart
sel  vol  D
attrib  vol
exit
Give me the output please


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30 Jan 2013   #12
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

Trust me to cut and paste wrong

I just remember you telling me that I should ensure that I have the correct drive in this case D:

I will cut and paste the correct values - I am very new at doing this in this section of my computer.

Thank you again
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30 Jan 2013   #13
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Hello Melissa,

I have been reading all your posts for several days now. You are learning a lot, some things above my paygrade, LOL.

My favorite way to post screen snips is with the win7 Snipping Tool. I keep it pinned to the Taskbar.
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30 Jan 2013   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yep, that`s the best tool, you only show what you want to show.
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31 Jan 2013   #15
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

Hello Forum,

I have been through the forum and will in future mark my forums as solved - so I do not upset anyone.

I am only a beginner.

Attached is a screen shot of what I am viewing currently


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31 Jan 2013   #16
Kaktussoft

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Code:
diskpart
sel  vol  D
attrib vol
exit
post output
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31 Jan 2013   #17
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If you have a disk that is showing a Current Read-only State of Yes, but Read-Only is set to No, this means that at the hardware level the disk is read-only and we can't fix that through Diskpart.

It is write protected because you pressed some button or switch to make it weitw protected. Any switch or button on it? Is it write protected on another machine as well? It could be a registry setting!
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31 Jan 2013   #18
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks forum,

I am learning - still need a lot more training and guidance by patient people.

I guess I am am not so good at the snipping tool and you get more than you bargain for with my posts. Thanks for the tip.

I will see if I did what you said correctly.

Please feel free to call me an idiot or silly


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31 Jan 2013   #19
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
Thanks forum,

I am learning - still need a lot more training and guidance by patient people.

I guess I am am not so good at the snipping tool and you get more than you bargain for with my posts. Thanks for the tip.

I will see if I did what you said correctly.

Please feel free to call me an idiot or silly
Volume D is USB stick ... Sure? It's not read only.
Disk is also not read only. But usb disk "current read only state" is yes.

Try usb stick in another system. Same problem? What brand/type is usb stick?
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31 Jan 2013   #20
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

Yes - it is just a normal everyday Hitachi USB stick - that I thought would be able to go onto different computers.

I went onto another Computer Management for another issue and it states that it is Read Only. I do not know what happened. I certainly do not know how to change the properties


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