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Why Are All Files Read-Only Now?

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.

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  • timbobted Sep 04, 2008

    All files saved so far are Read only and I tried to change them using the right click technique suggestion - But, in properties they are not showing as Read only and I can't see any other way to change them.



    I have just dragged and dropped onto a memory stick and the files are now not read only???? So maybe problem solved!



    Also, I now can't seem to drag and drop onto the SimpleTech. If I just want to drag and drop and not use the auto backup, do I still need to install anything???



    Tim

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    I've got 120 GB free on the drive, but get the message that the drive itself is read only -- cannot add any more files.

    What gives?

  • casa2272 Jan 14, 2009

    Exact same issue I am having. Can remove off drive but cannot add as 'read only'??? Have been having this issue since August and didn't think anything about it until now when I really need to add to it. Can anyone help?

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That isnt exactly working. I mean that by this.

My external HDD was working fine and I could move files back and forth and use it on other computers and such. Then one day it had a bunch of errors and I did a chkdsk /f. It fixed them. I continued to have errors for about 2 weeks and ended up losing about 100gb of files. No biggie most were just nonsense files anyway. But now when I go to use it on a different computer or when I try to move stuff inside the HDD it says it is write protect and to remove the write protect:(

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Right click on those files or highlight all then right click and change uncheck read only.

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