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Re: Write-protect

If you have the gate on the floppy disk (do not confuse with the hole on the left side) open and it still writes to the disk then you have a problem I haven't had to deal with in 15 years. If it used to work and now doesn't then its the drive. There is a metal arm that "detects" the open gate, could be it isn't free to more or the spring is missing or damaged. If its never worked some PC BIOSs allow you to modify the locking mechanism. This could also be caused by a damaged or intentionally modified floppy drive cable. Back when software was distributed on floppies people who had to duplicate disks would disable the write protect feature. This allowed them to write on protected disks without having to go thought the timely process of setting the protection off to write then back on to send to users.

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Hello Everyone!!! I know how it feels when you are in a serious problem and no solution is helpful to you! I have a SAMSUNG SGH E250 and 1GB KINGSTON micRO SD card. I faced the same "Write protected" problem and I searched for this solution and didnt find a good one! NO SOLUTION HELPED ME!.. First of all I would like to tell all the Solution Submitters that micRO SD card doesnt have a switch on it but its adapter have it. I know those who have card readers can put their Cards in the adapters and slide the lock downwards (or to opposite direction) and after that they can put that adapter into Card reader and the problem will be solved !!! But this solution is for those who doesnt have card readers !!!


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3. When you are done and can see the card as "Removable disk" on your PC then Go to Tools in Top ( File, Edit, View, Favourites, Tools, Help) Then Folder Options - View - Show hidden files (tick on the Show hidden files) and also tick on the "Show system hidden files (This is important). Then Apply - OK...

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5. Try to copy some file in it, if it allows you to copy then CHEERS!!!

6. If not then reformat it with your mobile phone..

Actually I accidently did the same steps and deleted the esamsung something file and I SUCCEDED !!!

Same applies with All USB pendrives and Memory Cards...



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