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My wd passport suddenly changed it's permission to read only. i have been able to read & write on my passport until my computer suddenly shutdown. Now it is saying that I can only read. How can I fix this?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Unfortunately, these drives are not made to be dropped.
It sounds like it was damaged by the drop which could have rendered the read/write heads inoperable or mis-aligned.
Contact Western Digital for a warranty replacement.
Posted on Apr 29, 2008
I had the same issue. Its not a power issue because it shows up in device manager. Heres what I did.
Right-click on my computer and click Manage>Disk Management
Your drive should show up there. Right-click on it. If explore is not grayed out, assign a drive letter to it and you should then be bale to see it in my computer.
In my case explore was grayed out. I had to click on the option to format the drive. After re-formatting the passport explore was available. I then assigned a drive letter to it and I have access again.
I guess somehow using it on multiple computers srcewed up the file-system on it. I was using it between windows and linux.
This fixed my problem.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
In the end, I assigned a different drive letter to the device and it worked.
There's a lot of info out there on how to assign a letter. Here's one link:
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
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click start click to open on my computer you should see your usb drive E: right click select properties there will be an array of options
select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box
then click permissions make sure you have all 3 boxes ticked full control changes and read in windows 7
click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP
click start right click on my computer select open
Right click the icon of your usb drive (It should be E:/ or something)
Click Properties in the menu that comes up
Click the Sharing tab
And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.
hope it helps
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