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Chipbank udisk - How to create readonly partition for company catalog purpose

I've ordered some usb drives for my company with laser logo and so on. As we had no time to wait for the "preloading" of the catalogs, we got them blank. I checked with a tool the chipset of the ...
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Disk on key is read only on every computer

I have a 16 GB SanDisk Cruzer Blade. After a few days of use, it has become write-protected\read-only. When I plug it in, you can see this in my Ubuntu's dmesg: [ 819.003359] usb 2-5: new ...
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What files must be writable for a password change on a RHEL6 read-only file system?

I have a RedHat 6 system that is intentionally configured to be read-only file system. We use /etc/rwtab to allow certain files to be writable (log files and such). /etc/sysconfig/readonly-root is ...
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Will mounting a file system read-only increase the lifespan of an SSD?

Let's assume I have some data that once created, never again has to change. I have copied this data to an SSD and then re-mounted the file system as read-only and leave it that way from now on. Will ...
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MS Excel - is it possible to change from writeable to read-only?

I have a question if it is possible while using MS Excel spreadsheet to change how it's open from writeable to read-only without closing it? I am working on the network file and sometimes when ...
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Read Only/Write Protected USB pen drive is not write protected on other PCs

I want to make one of my USB drive write protected. I can make it write protected on my desktop(windows 8.1 pc) by using the command prompt "diskpart" method. Now the usb is write protected on my ...
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Restoring Outlook 2010 pst read only file

I am attempting to restore an Outlook 2010 pst file from my file history, but I cannot because it is read only and I do not have permission. I never set it as read only and it is from my old computer ...
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Repairing-without-formatting a Read-Only/writeprotected USB drive

I've got a 32gb USB 3.0 thumbdrive and it's been acting up on me as of late. Most of the time I could just unmount and remount it on my Mac's main partition and viola, it'd be working again. However, ...
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How to increase IO for operation “SELECT”?

I use windows server 2008r2 with role Hyper-V. The guest system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTC (64 bit). It is situated on the dynamic virtual hard disk /dev/sda. There is postgresql-9.1 (amd64) on the Ubuntu ...
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Excel says file is unreadable in Read-only, but the file is fine in normal mode

I've done extensive research and tried re-installing Office 2010 a few times, but I cannot seem to be able to open files in Read-Only mode in Excel. Whatever the extension (xls, xlsx, xlsm, xlsb...), ...
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USB Drive went into Read-only mode and doesn't allow me to write or delete anything

I am using Linux kernel 3.4.56 and I was working with a USB stick but while doing a system upgrade procedure, it went into read-only mode. And now it doesn't allow me to write or delete anything. I ...
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Open Word document from SharePoint as Read Only via Windows Explorer

I have Windows Explorer configured to point at a couple of directories from SharePoint: https://teams/projects/myproject/ProjectDocuments https://teams/projects/myproject/SharedDocuments ...
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Problems using Diskpart to resolve 'Read Only' issue on external 2TB external MyBook

I've got a problem with an external disk which suddenly, mid-session decided it was read only. I've tried the right click, properties, attributes, read only - to no avail, so then decided to approach ...
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Why does my rsync server on windows always set the read-only flag when I write to it?

I'm using cwrsync on windows. This is my daemon config file use chroot = false strict modes = false hosts allow = * log file = rsyncd.log pid file = rsyncd.pid port = 11011 # Module definitions # ...
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How to Protect files on USBs

So I want to have files on my USB Stick, which you cannot delete or edit, so read only. They also need to remain on the USB when formatted by Windows, or diskmgmt.msc. Is there any way of making ...
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Why my external drive turned in read only mode?

I have this HDD (quite new, 4 months old) which I formatted to ext3 (my router supports ext3, not ext4) and I started copying all my data from an older drive on it (1TB data). After a bit (a lot of ...
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Windows 7 boot from read only disk

Is there a way to make Windows 7 boot from a read-only disk? I want to have a system, that no Windows Update, no other Software will change. After a reboot everything should be recovered. If there ...
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Can Windows OS be installed and run as read-only?

I have a DoD CentOS install on a CD, so even if the code in RAM is infected, a reboot eliminates the malware. But I am not a UNIX guy and would prefer to work with Windows. I had an old vs of ...
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Can Windows OS be installed read-only? [duplicate]

Can Windows OS be installed and then made read-only so that malware can be cleared by a reboot? If so, how? Can Windows be installed to a VM, then make all the underlying VM files read-only and ...
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Windows 8: every folder becomes read-only and I cannot change them

I've installed Windows 8 Enterprise on my PC but, all of the folders are read-only and I cannot seem to reverse this. Methods I've tried: Changing its attribute from folder properties. Allowing full ...
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Save an MS Word 2010 document where others cannot modify it

I am using Microsoft Word 2010 and I have created a document that individuals will fill out on a daily basis. When they are done I would like it to automatically be saved as a "Read Only" document in ...
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How to allow only cell resizing but cannot change data in excel?

In one of my lotusscript code, I output some data to excel. Initially I only allow the user to print and not make any changes to the spreadsheet. But then the user request that they want to resize the ...
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USB Drive is Read-Only, Impossible to Remove

I received a brand-less USB Thumb Drive during a function, those cheap made in China kind. When plugged in, it shows 2 drives, one 8GB and one 12MB drive(not partition). I am trying to remove the 12MB ...
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How to make Excel cells' values cannot be changed its value via keyboard inputs

Let's take this simple Excel file as a sample for my question. Please note that it contains permutation macro VBA script. I want cells in column B to be read-only/unchangable to keyboard inputs i.e. ...
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Create mount point on read-only filesystem for fstab to mount

I'm running TomatoUSB on a Broadcom-based broadband router. I have a busybox-style shell available to me. I'd like to have a partition on the attached USB hard drive mounted in /data under the root ...
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Give a single user read only permissions in Linux

Not sure if this is possible, but figured I'd ask since I didn't see it answered anywhere else. At least nothing this specific. We have a CentOS server that I want to give a graphic designer access ...
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Installed Ubuntu on usb drive, now it's read-only and can't be formatted

I installed Ubuntu (ubuntu-13.04-desktop-amd64) on a 8 gb pendrive. Because it worked pretty slow, I wanted to change it back to a normal pendrive. But this is what happened. Windows7 can't open the ...
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Why can't I set Windows 7 folder to Writeable?

Moved a SATA HD from one PC to another. Copied almost all the files from old drive to new, except for one folder ("oldFolder") and it's subfolders and files. I tried to copy just a single file (to ...
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Read-only file system even for root user (Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS)

I have a Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS machine. I am accessing it using putty and not able to create any file or folder even from root user. I have also tried to create file, or upload file using WinSCP and ...
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Does `ro` matter in CD-ROM mounts?

As far I know, /dev/cdrom usually provides a read-only device. However, some sources suggest to add ro in the /etc/fstab and others not. Is there a difference between /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto ...
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Folder (contents) Read Only [duplicate]

Can we revisit the folder (contents) Read Only problem? On my Win 7 PC, after recovering from a virus, which seems to be gone, all of my folders are gray checked Read Only. Removing the check mark, ...
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How to Temporarily Open a Read-only file as Writeable?

I have an Excel file which I set on Read-Only mode to make sure I don't inadvertently change it's contents. However, sometimes I do need to open this file to make changes to it. Is it possible to ...
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What is the difference between the read-only attribute and the access control list read-only flag on Windows?

I'm looking for a technical answer, not a general answer, pertaining to how Windows actually handles these properties. For example, there are some programs that recognize the read-only attribute and ...
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moved folders to windows 8 and all are now read only

This hasn't been an issue to use these on the new laptop, except for the fact that I cannot access my pictures and music and video files to sync my iPad or iPhone with iTunes. Each folder has to be ...
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How do I make a document fully read only on Open Office

When I use the security setting and set the password, I can still overwrite my original document. What am I doing wrong?
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Folder always gets read-only. even when I change it [duplicate]

It's the first folder on my hard drive, every other folder works, just this folder gets always read-only. When I untick the option it commits the changes, but is read-only afterwards again?
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Permission denied for other users than root

I have a directory called sai at /var/www/html/. I gave permission initially 755 and tried 777. I have loggen in as user nitish. When I tried to edit the files , it says the file is read-only. But if ...
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How can I encrypt a read-only adobe acrobat file?

My brokerage kindly decided to mark my account statement as read-only for my benefit. But, now when I open the statement in Acrobat Pro X in Windows 7, the Encrypt option is grayed out. How can I make ...
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Windows 7 - Cannot remove read-only attribute

I am logged in on my admin account. When I was trying to edit a python project using PyCharm (an IDE), it told me that the folder was marked as read-only (square box). I open the folder in explorer, ...
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Difference between an executable and data file format?

A few quick things out of the way as I know these type of questions often have a malicious background. I am not trying to execute something in a file format (jpg) I am not trying to simply achieve ...
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Assigning limited permissions for a temporary domain user to access network systems

I have set up a small Server 2008 R2 domain network at home so I can learn and practice administering it. Lets say I want to create a temporary user account to allow an auditor access to all files on ...
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Excel 2007 not allowing users to enter 'Password to modify'

We have several Excel 2007 spreadsheets that have a password to modify set in them. Recently however they have not been allowing users to enter a password and have just been opening as Read Only ...
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How to make a filesystem readonly by default?

I am not talking about tweaking fstab or about the use of the "mount" program... I was thinking of tune4fs, btrfstune and the like : I'd like to know if you've heard of any filesystem being able to ...
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Windows folder has readonly attribute that cannot be removed

I have a zip file containing Eclipse workspace. When I unzip it all the extracted folders have read only attribute set to true. When I uncheck "read only" in properties dialog and click apply the ...
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Mount a drive read-write without remounting

I have a flash drive mounted in read-only mode. I cannot unmount it, but I want to be able to write to it. I tried mounting it in a second place but that didn't work. It is in use, so I cannot unmount ...
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Make some cells in an Excel sheet read-only?

I have an Excel 2010 file that I do not want to have a password for, but I do want to lock certain cells so that I do not accidentally edit them. Can certain cells be made read-only without a ...
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Can't edit files in Eclipse even though not read-only

This is such an amateur question I'm embarrassed I even have to ask. In Eclipse, sometimes I can't edit a file. I can open it, but it behaves as it if it's a read-only file—typing has no ...
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Format USB flash drive as readonly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make a USB drive read only Can you make a flashdrive read-only? Is there any way to format a USB partition as readonly? Obviously any operating system could re-format ...
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What do the readonly attributes in diskpart really mean?

I am wondering exactly what the meaning is of the "Read-only" disk and volume attributes that you can twiddle in diskpart on Windows 7. I am trying to set up an external USB drive as an installation ...
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How do I prevent Excel from locking files by default?

When I double-click on a CSV file on a network share, the file is opened in Microsoft Excel (which is what I want). However, Excel assumes that I'm going to modify the file, and that everyone else is ...