Question about SimpleTech 250GB USB2.0 7200 RPM External 250 GB IDE Hard Drive
I bought this simpledrive and saved files onto it without problem. Now, I am unable to save any additional files onto it and I get the error message that the entire drive is "read-only." I don't know how or why this happened but I'd like to change it back to being able to save new files and modify existing files.
Your help will be greatly appreciated. All my files are Read-Only now and I've been trying to change them back but have been unsuccessful, the hard drive has been used on mostly Apple computers and that is what we are using to attempt to change it back, but if it is easier via Microsoft then we can do it that way as well.
It happens when u swaped the system. format on new system will cure your problem. but the old files will remain the same.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Plug the flash drive into your computer's rectangular-shaped USB drive.
Wait for Windows to recognize the system.
Windows operating systems use "plug and play" technology, which means that computer peripherals like USB flash drives can be recognized instantly by the system without further need for device configuration.
Open the drive on your computer.
Open the "My Computer" directory if using Windows XP or the "Computer" directory if using
Windows 7 or Vista. Locate the flash drive letter and icon under the section named "Devices with Removable Storage." Double-click the flash drive icon to open it.
Transfer files to the flash drive.
Click the "Restore" button in the top-right corner of the "Computer" or "My Computer" directory to shrink the window so that you can view your computer's desktop background.
Open the folders or locations of the files which you want to save to the flash drive.
Click and drag with your mouse each of the files and folders you want to save to the flash drive over to the empty space in the "My Computer" or "Computer" window.
Release the mouse button to let the files "drop."
Close the windows and directory locations when finished.
Save files directly onto the flash drive. From an open file (i.e. text, spreadsheet, image files. etc.), click the "File" menu and "Save as" option.
Select the "My Computer" or "Computer" directory in the drop-down menu at the top of the "Save As" box. Double-click the flash drive letter under the "Devices with Removable Storage" section.
Click the "Save" button to save the file onto the flash drive.
Close the windows and files when finished
hope this helps
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