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How to Delete Protected Folders from a Memory Sticks

Folder on the removable media used both FAT32 and NTFS file systems in Windows operating system. Some of these attributes in the rule of the people (name, size, creation date, and time) can be seen, others have explicit measures to ensure Windows. Among the latter are "read only" (if set, the folder cannot be erased) and "hidden" (if set, the folder does not appear in the parent directory.) A folder is set with one of these protected attributes clear. With a few extra steps, but you can secure a folder from a memory stick.


1. Connect the memory stick for your computer. Windows will recognize it automatically and make your content accessible.


2. Click the "Start" and "run" (without quotation marks) into the search box. Click the "Run" link, type "cmd" and press Enter. A command window opens.


3. Type the following commands in the command window:


E:

cd "\ myfiles \ projects"

Replace "E:"with the drive letter for the Memory Stick and replace "\ myfiles \ projects" with the full path to the folder containing the folder you want to delete protected. Press Enter after typing each line.

4. Type the following command to remove the attributes currently prevents you from deleting the folder:

attrib -r -h folderName /e

"Folder Name" Substitute the name of the folder you want to delete. Press "Enter ".


5. Delete the folder by clicking "Start", then "Computer". Navigate to the folder you want to delete, click once and press Shift-Delete. "Windows will erase a protected folder from memory stick.

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