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External HDD is now read-only

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#1 Esk


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Posted 17 October 2009 - 03:03 AM

Hi, I've tried searching first but I haven't been able to find any similar problems. Basically, I bought an Iomega 1TB external drive. I transferred stuff from my old computer onto it, then got stuff from my brother's computer. A few days later, now, I go to a friends computer to get a file, and it wont go on because it's read-only. I try it on my laptop, read-only. Is there anyway to fix this?

Any help would be great, thanks.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 17 October 2009 - 09:10 AM

Read-only files...http://pcsupport.about.com/od/termsr/g/read_only_file.htm.

Note that moving is not one of the things disallowed, ditto for copying.

Read-only files are often important files which determine whether a given program or O/S functions appropriate. They are given the read-only attribute, in an effort to protect them (evne though this attribute is easily changed by a user).

There is something else...preventing your access.


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