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Windows PDF viewer that auto-refreshes PDF when compiling with pdflatex

I'm writing a LaTeX document and am using the command line to compile the LaTeX code into a PDF document. In Linux I would just open the PDF with Evince PDF Viewer, and whenever I recompiled the LaTeX ...
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How to write protect a USB key?

I'm looking for a solution to write-protect the contents of a USB key. The idea is to prevent its contents from being inadvertently removed by the user or changed by malicious programs -- not to ...
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How can I disable write protection in my USB flash drive?

My USB flash drive is currently unusable because it somehow (quite suddenly!) became write protected. I have googled around and tried many solutions to this problem, but none of them have worked so ...
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Make some cells in an Excel sheet password protected?

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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Make a USB drive read only

I have a 1.5TB USB drive with many important files that I want to give to a friend (they have Windows7) for reading only purposes. thumbscrew appears to flip a registry switch but it seems to be on ...
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Remove the write protection from a USB flash disk

My flash disk encountered an error saying that it has been write protected, so of course I can't even copy files or even format my flash drive. What happened to my flash drive to cause this? And ...
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VirtualBox shared folder write permission - Ubuntu 12.04

I'm using the following command to mount my folder in VirtualBox: sudo \mount -t vboxsf -o rw -o uid=1000 -o gid=1000 Dropbox ~/Dropbox/ However, the folder is read-only. I re-installed Guest ...
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How to make a partition on external storage read-only? And revert to normal?

Sometimes, I have to give my external storage someone else. But, I am worry about files and folders which accidentally deleted, moved, changed etc... Therefore, it is enough that data on the disk can ...
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Remove Write Protection from USB

My flash USB is write protected and I've tried every possible methods I've encountered over the internet, to get rid of this. Accessing the usb is not working. Format from my computer, is not ...
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USB stick mysteriously become write protected [duplicate]

So, somehow over the weekend, my 1GB USB flash drive has managed to become write-protected. The is no switch on the stick, so I'm concluding that something has corrupted at some point. Obviously I ...
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Disable write-protection on Micro SD

My task today is to open up and copy some files to 700 brand new micro SD cards. As I get going on this task I am finding that some of the Micro SD cards are telling me "sorry this drive is write ...
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Portable hard disk with write-protect switch [closed]

I'm looking for portable hard disks that have a physical switch (with or without key) to make it "read only" to prevent modification. Is there a particular keyword I should look for that designate ...
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Can't remove write protection in Windows 7

I have a problem with the write protection of Windows 7. All my files in my users folder are protected and it is impossible to remove. When I uncheck the checkbox, a progressbar runs threw but ...
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Protect formatting in Excel 2010, and allow editing of text

I am using Excel 2010 with a shared workbook. I need the formatting protected, but allow users to edit text and select from drop-down boxes. Following the instructions in this answer to Protecting ...
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2answers
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How can I edit system files in Windows Vista/7 from Explorer?

In Windows Vista/7, when I open a system file (say, system32/drivers/etc/hosts) with an editor (I am using Notepad++, but I guess it can be anything else) and make some changes to it, I cannot save ...
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Pen Drive automatically got Write-Protected

I had given a pen drive of mine to a friend with some data on it. He plugged the pen drive into the Windows 7 powered Acer netbook, didn't eject (unmount) it before pulling it out. When I again ...
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Outlook 2007 Backup to D:\Outlook Fails - Access Denied, Write-Protected or File In Use

I can successfully save the Outlook PST file to the default location on the C drive (C:\Documents and Settings\user\ ... \Outlook) but when I change the backup save to directory to Outlook on the D ...
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Cannot turn off ReadyBoost from USB, disk appears to be read-only

I recently started using ReadyBoody on my Sandisk Cruzer Edge 16GB USB, and when I needed to copy files into the USB, I could simply go right click USB > Properties > ReadyBoost > turn off ReadyBoost. ...
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How to disable write protection in my flash drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a USB drive’s write protection? I own a SanDisk Ultra 32GB and been using it for quite a while now. It has been a while since I've used it and has ...
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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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USB drive becomes write protected after inserting it

Whenever I insert a USB drive in my desktop PC running Windows 7 Ultimate, it becomes write protected. Then when I use it on my laptop, I can't delete the files on it. I already tried scanning for ...
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1answer
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USB Hardware vs. Software Write Lock

I'm in the market for a USB flash drive, and remember this cool feature a tiny 32MB flash drive of mine had: a write lock switch. This seemed like it would be an amazing feature to have as a shield ...
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corrupted usb stuck on read only

I had a perfectly fine usb working normal 32GB. Now i reformat it with windoes to fat32. took it to mac to load image file using disk utility. which did not work. now the usb is set to read only. i ...
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failed to format the device

I want to format my pendrive kingston 4 GB, but i can't. I used gparted in live cd(remove partition and create new) also program HP USB Disk Storage Formatting (error: failed to format the device) but ...
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Cannot write, format, nor erase flash drive

I have a 4gig flash drive, which I can read from but not write on, erase, nor format in any computer (tried in 7 different computers including xp, vista, and win7). I want to erase all the data ...
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How will I make a pendrive write protected?

I just want to make my pendrive write protected just to make sure, when I insert it public PCs like in cyber cafes in order to just read the files, it doesn't get virus affected. How can I do this?
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Erase write-protected USB

I'm trying to erase a write-protected USB flash drive. This drive was distributed with Autodesk software on it; the write protection was intentional. I've tried formatting and deleting, which of ...
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Removing “WriteProtection” of an External drive on Windows 7

I'm facing this problem where I'm not able to make any change to my external flash storage drive (I'm saying Flash here because my external hard-drive is fine). I cannot delete any file in it. It was ...
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Pen drive has a write-protected issue

My pen drive has become write0protected. Even when I am trying to format it is giving write-protected problem. I tried many solutions I found on the internet, but all failed. Here are my pen drive ...
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1answer
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Hard drive can be read from but not written to [closed]

My external hard drive can be read from but not written to. This is not the first time this problem has appeared. It started a few weeks ago. Sometimes it worked, sometimes not. If I unplug it, then ...
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1answer
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How do I remove a partition from a write-protected USB drive?

Just got this USB drive as a freebie. It has two partitions, and only one is write protected ... so it's not a switch. Tried EnableUSBWrite.reg And tried reformatting from cmd. Diskpart doesn't list ...
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How does one turn off all writing to attached disks in Windows 7?

I would like to turn off writing to all non-system disks in Windows 7, including indexing, I would like for the functionality to be equivalent to mount -o loop,ro in Linux if possible. Is there a way ...
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Windows 7: how to remove write protection for my SD memory card?

I am not able to write anything to my SD memory card, using Windows 7. How can I remove the write protection?
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Limiting editable fields in Excel

Can I limit only specific fields to be non-editable by users in Excel? The 'Protect sheet' function only offers protection to the entire file with specific fields editable, I want the opposite (most ...
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How can I write-protect a DVD or CD?

I would like to burn a write-protected DVD. It contains video in MP4 format. How can I achieve that?
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What to use for recovery disk when CD is not an option

I have a computer that has no optical drive and getting on to work with that is very hard(believe me I've tried). What are some alternatives for recovery media in case the current OS fails? I have ...
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How to make USB drive or pen drive write protected? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to write protect a USB key? I have a pen drive which I used to carry some files from my laptop to other public computers, and these public computers are virus ...
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Where is the write-protect switch/screw/jumper on the Samsung Chromebox?

I have a Samsung Series 3 Chromebox, model number XE300M22-B01US, manufactured December 2012. I would like to put coreboot on it so I can single-boot Linux without ChromeOS pulling the sad face at ...
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1answer
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usb write protected! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove the write protection from an USB flash disk i have problem in pen drive. when i copying my data in usb then a message occur that drive is write protected. how can ...
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1answer
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How can I deactivate the write-protection in an OpenOffice-document?

I activated document-protection for a document (Open Office on a Macbook, very recent download), and now I can't deactivate it. Though I should be the user who is allowed to read and write, I can't ...
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Remove write protection of flash drive from firmware

I bought an HP v220w 32GB flash drive 2 months ago and it's been working perfectly until yesterday when all of a sudden it became write protected. I've tried evey simple, non technical way to solve ...
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Can't Format PenDrive(SanDisk Cruzer Blade)

Plz read complete question before marking Duplicate. I have a Sandisk Cruzer Blade 16GB Pendrive(No warranty left). It have one movie file in it now, though copyable, not playable. Problem is I can't ...
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1answer
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Handheld Terminal SD Card error: the file may be in read-only memory, on a write-protected disk or used by another application

I have a handheld terminal and I have made the terminal connect to the PC using USB cable. Also, SD Card is also in the handheld terminal slot. Till a few days ago, I was reaching the files in SD ...
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Unified Write Filter in Windows Embedded 8

When using Enhanced Write Filter(EWF) in XPe, I was told to let some unallocated space in the hard disk in order to let the EWF store some info and work properly. Probably that's why: ...
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HORM with a writable partition

To achieve faster boot/shutdown times, as well as securing the data of the operating system, I wish to utilize UWF with HORM (Hibernate Once, Resume Many). However, a requirement for HORM is that ...
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Windows won't let me acces a write protected sd card

I have a micro sd card that I used to use in my old Nokia phone. It worked fine in it. I got an adapter and I'de like to copy the files from it to my computer. When i try to open it in my file manager ...
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Windows 8.1 WriteProtect not working on SDCard

I am using the registry key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\StorageDevicePolicies\WriteProtect with value 1 to make removable storage read-only. It works for USB drives but not working for SD ...
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USB Stick Becoming Write Only

I am running windows 7. I have a 2GB flash-drive running a strawberry Perl portable edition. I was spending time installing CPAN modules this morning when suddenly my disk became write protected. ...
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How to revert a USB drive write protection?

My Sandisk 8GB USB-drive seems to be write protected and no program can access it. I tried regedit, diskpart, cmd (on Windows XP, Win 7 and Win 8). I tried it on several other systems. I also tried ...
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Block write access in a specific folder

I guess you are all aware of Bettersurf that keeps getting in computers and its almost impossible to find how? Well, I want to get rid of it and only deleting its file does not fix the problem, it ...