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Questions tagged [read-only]

In computing, the term "read-only" refers to the ability to read, but not alter or delete something. This is most typically used in reference to file system permissions, but can also refer to devices, such as read only memory (ROM), or storage media which cannot be written to.

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What does mean Read-only file system while setting up superblock?

I had created usb boot but it does being cause of read only file system. Well I tried many ways to do but can not format or write new table so when I tried command : mkfs /dev/sdd1 mke2fs 1.44.1 (...
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ERR_PROTECTED ERROR: nsfsem2.c/ln In IBM Domino [migrated]

My customer has been getting a series of errors at the Domino console, "ERR_PROTECTED". The Domino version is 8.5.3FP6 HF1020. The error is causing Domino to think that the database files are read-...
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Current Read-only State is stiil Yes afrer command: attributes disk clear readonly [duplicate]

I am trying to fix read only access, but it is still read only I tried by diskpart.exe, selecting usb flash device, select it, and clear readonly, but Current Read-only State Current Read-only State :...
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Is there a way to fix read only miscro sd? [duplicate]

I was using cp to copy files to the card. After sometime on my phone I realized files I deleted kept reappearing after a reboot. So I put it back on the pc. When I run sudo fdisk /dev/mmcblk0 I get ...
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How to avoid that mount -o remount modifies on-disk data?

I have an encrypted file system on a disk image file (using cryptsetup). The daily backup copies the disk image to the backup medium with rsync. Since this copies the entire image file when it was ...
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Sand Disk Ultra USB pen drive suddenly became read-only [duplicate]

Pen drive - Sand Disk ultra 64GB 3.0 (genuine) There is no physical write protection switch on the drive df output : /dev/sdb1 61753984 61753984 0 100% /run/media/test/JD-64 [root@...
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pendrive cannot be formatted due to current readonly state yes [duplicate]

I have a 256Gb HyperX savage pen drive. Its Current read only state is on, the read only is off, it did this several times but I could repair it with diskpart originally .The second time it got ...
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root user cannot do any change on files because of files are readonly

Maybe the solution is too basic but i cannot do any change on files as root because files opens as readonly. Because I booted the operating system from readonly snapshot. The reason of this situation ...
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Ubuntu switches to readonly mode but no bad blocks found on HDD

My Dell 3000 has a dual boot of Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10, when I boot into Ubuntu it starts off ok but randomly switches to read-only so I cannot do any work. I've done some research and I've run ...
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Remount USB disk to read-only at MacOS. Flapping many disk

Script works perfectly if external device have one or two partitions, but if more all partitions many times remount. How to fix it? #!/bin/bash diskutil activity|while read line do if [[ "${line}" ==...
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How to download a pdf which has restrictions

Here is the link https://app.box.com/embed/s/2297cfgv15po5ycuggpba2oh42p5mutw The above page shows a pdf inside a div tag and then canvas html tag. I tried to following ways: Download the pdf by ...
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Open Sublime text 3 in read-only mode directly when opening it

I'm trying to find a way to force ST 3 into opening a file directly into read-only mode. I'm aware of plugins like toggle-readonly, but that requires user interaction and can be easily forgotten. ...
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External Hard Drive not assigned drive letter on Windows and marked, “Read only”

External Hard Drive not assigned drive letter on Windows and marked, “Read only” I have an external 2TB drive (Seagate Expansion Desk). It has 1 partition (NTFS) with valuable files. It was working ...
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Accidentally changed the attributes of all the files and folders of a user to Read-only

Story behind: I wanted to upload a file located in a hidden folder(by default). The file explorer that prompted by the file uploading site did not have the "Hidden items" checkbox in the View tab(didn'...
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Is there a way to copy and paste text from within a Microsoft Visio document?

A Microsoft Visio document that I was given contains text, but I cannot copy it. I can only open it in Internet explorer. If I try to open it in Word, it is just random characters. Is there a way ...
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What does “read only” and “non executable” means for Folders?

Talking about authorizations, I know what "read only" and "non executable" would mean for a file. But what do those two mean for a folder? And how can I change those access authorizations? Somehow ...
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SD card has CURRENT Read-only State : Yes [duplicate]

DISKPART> attributes disk Current Read-only State : Yes Read-only : No Boot Disk : No Pagefile Disk : No Hibernation File Disk : No Crashdump Disk : No Clustered Disk : No DISKPART> ...
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Lots of disk errors but no hardware alert. Is this hardware related or software?

Summary: Random disks on one datanode of an Hadoop cluster keeps getting read-only. Jobs fails but there is no hardware alert on server. Hello, I am administring an Hadoop cluster which runs on ...
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Excel file changing to read-only while in use

A user is able to open the file without it saying it is in read-only (it's not marked as read-only in the properties), but after they work on it and try to save it gives the read-only message ("We can'...
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How to remove Read only attribute in windows 10?

I am trying to create a folder using ASP.Net C# coding, It is showing an error message System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path 'TestName' is denied. When I check the ...
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Some file in documents folder read only some not. Already changed all permissions

Restarting my computer one day, most of my files in my folders were switched to read-only. I've changed the permissions to allow everyone full control, as well as going through each user. After doing ...
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Read only file system after reformatting and repartitiniong

I am facing some issue in my one of hardisk. I have cleaned it completely, scanned it for bad sectors and reformatted it but again it giving me readonly file system error on next day. Here is ...
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Directory has suddenly become read-only while running PhotoRec, why?

I've spent the past four hours running PhotoRec on my Ubuntu machine to recover some pngs images on my 750GB drive, with the recovered files being saved to a 2GB drive. Needless to say, I was deleting ...
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Samba installation on read-only system

I couldn't find anything usefull on web. Here is the story. I'm trying to install Samba (version 4.5.12) on Debian (Raspbian, but it doesn't matter). Debian is installed on read-only filesystem. ...
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Drives are read-only on Windows 7 ultimate [duplicate]

Whenever I plug in a removable drive it gets mounted as read only on my Windows 7 system. So far I have tried the registry and the diskpart methods and I still can't write to the drives. I have also ...
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Windows - Mount a directory to another directory as R/O

I know I can do the equivalent to "mount a directory to another directory" in Windows with mklink /j mountpoint source This isn't really "mounting", though, it's only a symbolic link in NTFS. Now I ...
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Prevent LXC container from remounting host file system

Recently, I started looking at LXC as a virtualization platform. I have already created a container, and set it up to use via libvirt. This works so far, but when I shut down the container, /var/lib/...
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usb flash drive read only on one partition

So I've got problem, what I want is precisely 2 partition on one USB-flash drive with 8GB - 16GB size, which is: The first partition is only 1GB, contain the company portfolio, on that partition it ...
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Is it safe to disconnect a read-only USB HD without unmounting it first?

The USB connector on my 2TB HD has been acting up after an accident and even a slight movement results in it disconnecting from my laptop. I can't replace it right now so I was wondering if I risk ...
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My system became suddenly read-only

System Linux Mint 17 x64. My local FS suddenly became read-only, I had to restart. Why could this happen? Could I fix it without restart? syslog file
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Can't change permissions on file system (SD card) Solved

I have a SanDisk SD card (64 G). I had it loaded with berryboot and Kali Linux. I made the mistake of mounting the boot partition in fstab and when rebooted it gets stuck in a loop with berryboot’s ...
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How do I make a USB partition so no one can erase it

An office has contacted me because they have branded USB drives @ $4 each which they use for giveaways but at conferences people will sometimes grab them by the fistful, and presumably not so they can ...
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Disk mounted as read-only, but defined as read-write in fstab

I'm having an issue with my computer; I recently installed Deepin Linux, based on Debian, and I'd like to use my internal ntfs formatted HDD on it. I made an fstab entry to auto-mount it at startup, ...
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Set Read Permissions to logged in AD User

i would like to set Read Only Permissions to a folder i created with a startup script: md D:\Projects\%USERNAME% Only the logged in AD User should have Read Permissions on this Folder. I tried it ...
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Is it possible to save a file directly as “read-only” (Windows 7)?

Normaly you can save a file and afterwards manually set the file attribute to "read only". Now I'm looking to merge both subtasks into one. Ideally the Window's "Save As"-Dialog would give me on a ...
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Is there a way to make a usb/sd card/rewritable media read only? [duplicate]

I ask this because i want something to be as such and here is the situation i believe that might make this possible. I used a usb in a mac, pulled it without ejecting, it became read only. I tried ...
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debian machine mounting filesystem read-only

At work we have an old debian machine that I need to install security updates on, but the filesystem is mounted read-only. Unfortunately the guy who installed it has already retired and has not ...
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How to clear read only attributes to Kali Linux install partition

I'm trying to add Wright attributes to files in my Kali Linux partition from my Windows 10 partition using diskpart attributes disk clear readonly. However, DISKPART> select disk 0 DISKPART> ...
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Drive mounted as /home gets set to read-only after shutdown

Since March, I've been trying to figure out what keeps causing my home drive to get flagged as read-only after a cold boot. I tried a new drive since that could be the sign of a failing drive. Things ...
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Most efficent way to mount static files over network ubuntu/linux?

I am building a diskless network boot setup with ubuntu on both sides, which requires to mount an read-only system /root. What is the most performant/efficient way to mount 106013 static files in 4....
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git file COMMIT_EDITMSG is set readonly after each commit

I'm using git on Windows 7 (my user is in the local admin group) with my dev project, but everytime I commit changes, the file .git/COMMIT_EDITMSG change too : It's content is replaced with the last ...
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Overwriting linux (read-only) root from running system

This seems to be a very generic problem to me. I have an embedded system running Linux from a read-only root. There is an updater daemon that installs new software images when available by overwriting ...
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I can't remove the write-protection from a USB Drive [duplicate]

I know this is a duplicate question, maybe triple duplicate or more, but I really cannot find a solution for this. My USB Drive wasn't write protected before, but something happened to it and now I ...
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Micro SD Overlapped to “Locked” and “read-only state” - How to fix it? [duplicate]

I have a Micro SD card (/dev/sdb) that is "Locked" in some "read-only" state. When I try to format it with Gparted or other graphical software it reports "Can't have overlapping partitions". Looking ...
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External hard drive with read-only switch?

I am planning to get myself an external HDD. Is there any offering that you may be aware of with an option to open the contents in a default read-only mode (may be firmware based or physical switch), ...
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migrating to mac makes word read only

Used migration assistant to transfer my files from windows seven computer to a Mac mini. all went well except all my Word files are read only. Word invites me to duplicate and then refuses to do so. ...
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Can't write into other partitions after installing Kubuntu 16.10

I have Windows 10 64-bit installed on my system. Then I installed Kubuntu 16.10 into another partition, and everything was successful. But the problem is it seems that I can't modify or add new data ...
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I am trying to copy files to a read-only folder without overwriting

I've read the Q&As from Copy from one location to another using batch script based on modified date and also newly added files in source and Batch File Copy and Move without overwriting But I'...
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How can I write a file on a read-only

I am accessing a device via SSH. I would like to change a file on the www directory, but when attempting to do this it says Read-only file system. mount gives me some info, but I cannot see any ...
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How to make folder and files in Windows 10 not read-only (writable)?

Ever since the Windows 10 Anniversary update my folders have been marked read only. I want to make them un-readonly (if that is a word at all). I've tried changing ownership of the folder, added ...