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Windows 7: Any Hard Drive is Write-Protected

24 Apr 2009   #1

xp64 pro, vista 64, server 2008 64, windows 7 64
 
 
Any Hard Drive is Write-Protected

Hi all,

Everytime I try to save anything I ge a error "write-protected". I try all the securty rights but no luck. I am running 7077 x64. So how to undo write-protected??

ULLS

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24 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 

I had the same problem with 7077 after I had removed an account from windows. It totally stopped access to one drive.
The only way I managed to get it back was to change all of the access rights including drive owner.
it is a long process as all permissions have to be changed and inherant rights.
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24 Apr 2009   #3

xp64 pro, vista 64, server 2008 64, windows 7 64
 
 

Thanks I will give it a try

ULLS
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14 May 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 
Write protect fix

Here this will fix the problem

T3CHWORKS Windows7 Info
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26 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

A simple way to fix the write protection is to do a quick checkdisk on the write protected drive. So right-click on the drive and select 'properties', then goto 'Tools' and select the 'Check now' button.

This is not a permanent fix, but at least you can write to the disk again.
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03 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

FYI, it seems the link changed, but the solution still works! Here is the update to the link Sintek posted (thanks!)

Windows Write Protection T3CHWORKS -

And here is an exerpt of it, in case it changes again:

Recap

Start > Run "cmd"
type--> diskpart
type--> list volume
type--> select volume #
type--> attributes disk clear readonly

Thanks to the owner of T3CHWORKS!
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02 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Yea Sorry, The Link changed at T3chworks to Windows Write Protection T3CHWORKS -

Thanks naydencho for The update
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08 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Hey guys,

I need some help. I followed this exactly guide and it ave me an error saying "failed to clear attributes" or something to that nature. Drive was in volume 5 and its still locked. Now when I go and list volumes there is no longer a 5th volume. Any advice? My computer wont even read this drive any longer and I don't really know what to do next.
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09 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Sounds like either the drive you are trying to unlock is not being seen by the OS (because of a hardware issue - power, cable, etc.) or you lost another drive and the all drives are now re-numbered (i.e. drive #5 is now #4 or something like that).

Try re-connecting the drive in question - maybe the OS will recognize it. Does that drive show up if you plug it into another computer?
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21 Mar 2010   #10

7.0
 
 

I have this same problem with my external hard-drive (every time I go to save a file to it, says the drive folders and files are all write-protected).
I continue to run :
Start > Run "cmd"
type--> diskpart
type--> list volume
type--> select volume #
type--> attributes disk clear readonly


and it removes the write protection for a short period of time. Unfortunately Windows 7.0 quickly reapplies the "write protection" to the drive, folders & files. I say that Windows 7.0 applies this attribute as I take to other computers and the drive will work fine with XP and prior windows versions.

There has to be a simple way to correct Windows 7.0 from doing this. If anyone knows, please share as I have searched far and wide and have not found the permanent solution (though I have found a pletora of others with the SAME problem).

Thanks
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