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Read Only ?

I have a DS-4000. It is showing a lock symbol on the screen below the folder name. I have searched and figured out how I should be able to turn that off, but when i try it says it is "read only". it also says that when i try and record dictation. I have even tried connecting it to my computer and formatting it but it will not work

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  • minalth Feb 18, 2008

    this is on the recorder it's self, Can't work out how to turn the lock off. I can find it in the menu but no button seems to toggle between on or off it just keeps telling me that the lock is on...

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I just installed AS and DS-4000 units. I upload my dictation to the server and it is then downloaded to my secretary. She couldn't change the folder because it was read only. I went on the server and changed the upload folder to full access and that fixed it.
I don't know if this is your problem. You might want to right click on the folder and see what the attributes look like under properties.

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