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Windows 7: Write protected folder - USB Disk Drive

31 Jan 2013   #21
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
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
Is it writeable on other computers??


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31 Jan 2013   #22
Kaktussoft

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Does it have a write-protect (LOCK) switch as described on
54 - How to Fix Write-Protected Read-Only Disks - RMPrepUSB
??
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31 Jan 2013   #23
Melissa

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I can use it on other computers - but it still is noted as a read only.

Maybe it is just me and I should not use a computer.

It does not have a lock on it as described. Just a generic USB stick.
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31 Jan 2013   #24
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
I can use it on other computers - but it still is noted as a read only.

Maybe it is just me and I should not use a computer.

It does not have a lock on it as described. Just a generic USB stick.
So you can write to it on other computers?
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31 Jan 2013   #25
Melissa

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No - just went on the other computer - noted as Read Only.

I give up. I will just invest in a new one.

Thank you for your assistance and time. Perhaps it is just me
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31 Jan 2013   #26
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
No - just went on the other computer - noted as Read Only.

I give up. I will just invest in a new one.

Thank you for your assistance and time. Perhaps it is just me
That happens time to time. I also had it once.
One last try. I assume it is till volume D

Code:
diskpart
sel  vol  D
attri disk clear readonly
exit
Can you write to it now? Otherwise.... bad luck
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31 Jan 2013   #27
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

Hello,

Thank you very much for your last message.

I have tried doing your last option - looks like it worked.

I appreciate your assistance. For a person like me - I appreciate it.


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01 Feb 2013   #28
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
Hello,

Thank you very much for your last message.

I have tried doing your last option - looks like it worked.

I appreciate your assistance. For a person like me - I appreciate it.
It overrides the readonly state.... even if hardware writeprotected in usb stick firmware.

So it works now? But I don't think it works if you eject and reconnect the stick
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01 Feb 2013   #29
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

I am afraid I have returned back to my computer after re-inserting back into the lap top - read only again.

I do appreciate all the effort that you have been through troubleshooting.

I think I will keep an eye out on the other USB drives that came with this one.

Or a refund -----

I think that people in this forum will give up on me


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01 Feb 2013   #30
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Melissa View Post
I am afraid I have returned back to my computer after re-inserting back into the lap top - read only again.

I do appreciate all the effort that you have been through troubleshooting.

I think I will keep an eye out on the other USB drives that came with this one.

Or a refund -----

I think that people in this forum will give up on me
use attrib instead of atrrib !! Then you can write ... but not after detaching/attaching it agin.
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