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How can I remove write-protection on my HDD without losing any files?

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#1 pod682


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 09:32 PM

I have windows 7 and a HDD with 3 partitions. Today while I was trying to move a file I noticed one of my partitions was write protected.

After searching online, I noticed many of the solutions are to use cmd/diskpart, but I am not sure if that is a safe choice considering I do not want to lose any data on my partition. Is there a way to remove write protection without losing data? Or is diskpart safe to use?

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#2 rockysosua


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 10:24 PM

I don't have all the answers except to say that there's a reason that it's write protected and although I have never tried to get into one of those partitions, I have deleted them many times when reusing an old/used hard drive.

I don't know what your reason might be but if I had to try to get in, I'd try it with Linux, which has no respect for Windows rules and regulations, therefore it may give you access to the contents without damaging them.

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#3 hamluis



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:18 AM

Worth A Read, IMO.



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