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Write protected zip disk

I recently upgraded from Windows 98 to a new computer with Windows XP. I had the builder put MY Iomega 100 MB Zip drive into the new computer. I had WRITE PROTECTED one of my zip disks and now cannot use the password to open it. There is NO OPTION to remove the write protection. When I try to access the disk, the properties tab shows that it is FULL, but says it is not formatted! If I format it, won't that delete all my data? Please help. I really need the info on this disk!

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You can always try to format and delete all the data, then recover it, recuva can help you recover it, its free from recuva.com. but that would be last resort

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  • Jorge Majano Jul 30, 2009

    you can try a new zip, put somthing on it, format it, then use the recuva program, and if it works, try it on the one you need.

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