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Questions tagged [write-protect]

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where is the hardware write-protect screw on the Acer Chromebook CB3-132

I want to find the write protect screw on Acer chromebook CB3-132 please help me!! I am studying about computers my chrome book is the only device in my house
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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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How to write a write-protected file with VBA

I have a little VBA project (in Powerpoint) in which I need to create and save a write-protected file (of any kind, the initial thought is a txt file). What is the best approach for that? I can ...
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Unlocking Edit Ranges In Excel Using VBA

I am using VBA to add information to my spreadsheet whenever data is entered into a different column. However, to do this, I unlock and lock the sheet as part of the vba script. This requires the ...
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Usb write protection error [duplicate]

Well I know that people have create in past too many posts about that issue but I didn't find a solution yet. I plugged my usb into a computer to move some files, I copy them to the other computer ...
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Drive Write Protected on ALL Machines in Domain

I have a domain of about 25 computers. I have a External 1TB hard drive with a write protection lock on it I use to put Windows updates on the system. In July I plugged the drive into my WSUS server (...
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Windows 10 OS Disk write protection [duplicate]

Here is my problem. I have lost my Win10 password and in search of solutions plugged in the hard drive with the Windows10 into another machine with another OS. However, I discovered that I am unable ...
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USB Drive Corrupted and Write Protected [duplicate]

So my USB drive fell out of my Mac whilst I was saving some stuff. I plugged it back in but I was told that 'MacOS could not fix this device'. I plugged it into my windows machine and attempted to do ...
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Blue Screen (BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO) after executing ewfmgr and rebooting windows

I am using a script to escalate to Admin rights (because I want to disable write protection on c: drive using ewfmgr). The script runs fine for almost every time. But sometimes, after executing the ...
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How to turn off folder write protection? It turns on automatically after disabling [duplicate]

I have a huge problem! Last week, i performed the newest Windows 10 update. Since then, on each folder im creating or each folder already created, the checkbox on the folder properties "Write ...
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Fix Flash Drive with Raw file system and Write Protection issue [duplicate]

I've been encountered with an issue with my flash drive, I can't format it. Basically, two minor issues together have become complicated to solve it. The drive has Raw File System, means no specified ...
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why can a camera reformat my microsd drive but not DiskPart?

I can not delete data from the directory of my micro-sd card. i tried removing read only protections using diskpart, which said this was completed succesfully however did not change anything. using ...
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Make USB writer protected EXCEPT one folder [closed]

Help Please tell me solution How to make USB write protected EXCEPT one folder I want to make my disk write writer protected but i want to allow only 1 folder for edit modify or delete Please |Help|
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Unlock password protected BUT formatted micro sd

I have a micro SD memory card. I've forgot the password so I successfully formatted it on Ubuntu. Now I am able to open and use my card with my PC with no need of a password. But when I insert it ...
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How to repair a micro SD card with I/O errors?

I have an 32 GB micro SD card which was able to let me copy data, but not alter data. After a lot of research, I came to the conclusion that the 'card detects a potential fault within itself. The ...
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Removing write protection for micro sd card [duplicate]

I am trying to remove the write protection from my micro sd card. I have opened the command prompt and used diskpart. When i try to cleani get an error diskpart has encountered an error the request ...
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Can USB read/write access be blocked for a user but not for a Java application?

I am involved in the design of a Java application that controls the transfer of files from a removable disk to a PC over USB, once the transfer is complete, the application will delete the files. I ...
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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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MicroSD card write protected, cannot unlock (tried on different computers, different adapters) [duplicate]

I am on read only on my microSD card, that previously I was able to read/write on. I've tried using different adapters, tried locking then unlocking those adapters (as well as putting the toggle in ...
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bios write protection

I read that bios attacks are popular since 1998. And I want to know if I can protect my motherboard some how: Base Board Information Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. ...
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Format a write-protected USB stick [duplicate]

I need some help with formatting my USB stick. It says it's a write-protected and when I try to remove the protection using the following path: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\...
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How do I remove the digital write protection/lock switch from micro sd cards?

I've tried using physical adapters to switch the write lock off, disabling write protection policy registries in Windows, using diskpart to clear the write protection attribute, and using gparted to ...
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What keeps marking my files as read-only

Is there any way for me to find out which application keeps marking my files and folders Read-Only? I'm a developer working on W10x64 with VS2015 and souce control via TFS. Every now and then (I havn'...
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All hard drive folders are write protected

Recently, I had to put a backup from my old hard drive to a new one because it broke. But when the backup was on the new one, all folders had write protection. Example of my Documents folder I tryed ...
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How to disable Write Protect from USB drive? [duplicate]

For some reason I cannot add nor remove any files in my USB drive, and Windows says that it is write protected (I have no idea how write protect got enabled on the drive in the first place) I can ...
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what programmatic changes makes the usb drive write protected [duplicate]

suddenly 32 GB sandisk pen-drive has become write protected, i want to know what makes the pen drive write protected, so that it I can figure out what is the right solution to make it work again. ...
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I can't write anything on NTFS drives in kubuntu 16.10

I use kubuntu 16.10 on a dual boot with windows 10. problem is I can't write/modify any data on other partitions when i use kubuntu. I can only write to my kubuntu partition. all other partitions are ...
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My flash drive won't format: the disk is write protected [duplicate]

I didn't write protect it and I didn't do something out of the ordinary last time I used it. I tried everything (partition magic, CMD commands, terminal commands, GParted, deleting the files normally, ...
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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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Laptop sees memory cards as write-protected, while other computers don't, even after OS reinstall

I have 3 scandisk memory cards that Laptop A insists are write-protected, no matter what I do to remove the write protection. So far I have tried the following: Windows format: "The disk is write ...
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Cannot Remove Write Protection From My USB Drive [duplicate]

Today, one of my long used USB pen drive suddenly become write protected. Whenever I try to save or copy a file to it, it will popup and says "the disk is write protected". So, I did some googling ...
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What can I do if my USB flash drive is write-protected or read-only?

When I plug in my USB flash drive, it shows up on my computer as write-protected or read-only. I am unable to transfer data to it, nor can I modify or delete any files already stored on it. I also ...
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USB Drive Write protection and unable to format [duplicate]

So I wanted to install Windows 8.1 on my USB but I saw that I need to format it so I tried to format it but it says unable to format or something like that (Btw its Kingston's DT101 G2) I checked on ...
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Usb current write protected state [duplicate]

I have a big problem with my drive because when I try to put anything on it it says that is write protected.I seen that with diskpart would work but nothing,same with regedit.I need help quick with ...
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How to turn off write protection in win 7 using diskpart?

a while back i wanted to make my USB write-protected. So as suggested somewhere i used the CMD command attributes disk set readonly Now i want to revert back to full permissions. How to achieve this?
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Why can't we write over a CD/DVD after it's been burned/finalized?

I was wondering why CD/DVD burners can't just overwrite a CD or DVD after it's been finalized and set to read-only mode. I understand that read-only mode prevents further writes, but can't a burner ...
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Unable to format a Pendrive (UDF)-TrusCont Protected

I received a Pendrive from my coaching classes loaded with notes and videos. The content in the Pendrive is protected and now the content has expired. I am unable to view the content any more and it's ...
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How to remove write protection from a usb drive [duplicate]

I have a PNY 16GB USB drive that has worked great for a while. The other day, I tried saving something to the flash drive and I received a write protection error. Now I can't edit or save anything on ...
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Can't format microSD card

I am trying to format a microSD card. I have tried (unsuccessfully) erasing the memory from the Settings menu on an Android device at my disposal and now I have plugged the USB and givin it a go from ...
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Can't remove USB is write protect [duplicate]

I'm using a full 2GB USB. Now it is automatically write-protected. I can't delete, add file or format the USB. I always safely remove before removing it. I have tried both editing regedit and diskpart ...
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Remove write protect from Sandisk Cruzer blade 16 GB? [duplicate]

1 Month Old Sandisk Cruzer Blade 16 GB. Became write protect while trying to copy 13 GB data from a friend's computer using Windows 7. Suddenly transfer stopped because of write protect. Did scan for ...
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How to set an USB drive as a local drive using CMD?

I'm trying to hide the data on my USB drive. I've come up with the idea to hide everything in a second partition, which Windows would not recognize. Then, in the first partition, there would be a ...
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How to write protect your USB drive using MS DOS ATTRIB?

I'm trying to write protect my USB drive with a batch file. I've learnt that it is possible to do so with ATTRIB +R. The drive switches it's drive letter since it's used on multiple computers. I've ...
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How to remove the “enable editing” banner in Foxit?

I want to read a PDF/A document in Foxit. I love reading in "fit page" zoom, and so I insist on maximizing screen space vertically, as missing vertical pixels result in a smaller rendering of the main ...
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SD card write protection

I'm trying to remove write protection from my 32 GB microSD from QUMOX. It worked till yesterday, when my phone said "SD card is damaged, try to format". So I did, no luck. Every time I try to write ...
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Boot from mass storage in GRUB2 error

So I want to install a new system using liveUSB. However the .iso file is avout 5.5GB big and the only thing that can handle such capacity is my SD Card (16 GB, pendrives are only 4 GB). I've made the ...
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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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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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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 ...