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#1 sticklegsmusic

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 07:32 AM

Hi I changed the files on my memory stick to read only now I wish to delete all files and start again but the memory stick wont let me delete files nor write files to the stick please help thank you

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 07:49 AM

You could attempt the reverse process. The same way you made your files Read-Only you can make then non-read only using the Properties dialogue box.

If all fails, try using a little tool called Unlocker which will override all imposed permissions and delete the files for you.

You can find it here along with instructions on how to use it.

Hope it helps
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 08:12 AM

You could attempt the reverse process. The same way you made your files Read-Only you can make then non-read only using the Properties dialogue box.

If all fails, try using a little tool called Unlocker which will override all imposed permissions and delete the files for you.

You can find it here along with instructions on how to use it.

Hope it helps

I have tried this and it says cannot unlock nor delete files

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 08:39 AM

  • Are you the Administrator of the machine? - You'll need this to have any power over the files
  • Have you attempted to run any anti-virus or anti-malware of any sort? - Occasionally malware can have these strange effects on files and folders
  • Also, if you don't need anything that is in the memory stick, why not just format it?

If there's anything else you have attempted, let me know, so I can find the best solution for you.
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 10:57 AM

Why not just format it?

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 11:12 AM

Why not just format it?

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Yeah hamluis that's exactly what I said on my last post funny enough <_<
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