Question about SimpleTech SimpleDrive 160 GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive
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.
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:(
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
Right click on those files or highlight all then right click and change uncheck read only.
Posted on Mar 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Plug the flash drive into your computer's rectangular-shaped USB drive.
Wait for Windows to recognize the system.
Windows operating systems use "plug and play" technology, which means that computer peripherals like USB flash drives can be recognized instantly by the system without further need for device configuration.
Open the drive on your computer.
Open the "My Computer" directory if using Windows XP or the "Computer" directory if using
Windows 7 or Vista. Locate the flash drive letter and icon under the section named "Devices with Removable Storage." Double-click the flash drive icon to open it.
Transfer files to the flash drive.
Click the "Restore" button in the top-right corner of the "Computer" or "My Computer" directory to shrink the window so that you can view your computer's desktop background.
Open the folders or locations of the files which you want to save to the flash drive.
Click and drag with your mouse each of the files and folders you want to save to the flash drive over to the empty space in the "My Computer" or "Computer" window.
Release the mouse button to let the files "drop."
Close the windows and directory locations when finished.
Save files directly onto the flash drive. From an open file (i.e. text, spreadsheet, image files. etc.), click the "File" menu and "Save as" option.
Select the "My Computer" or "Computer" directory in the drop-down menu at the top of the "Save As" box. Double-click the flash drive letter under the "Devices with Removable Storage" section.
Click the "Save" button to save the file onto the flash drive.
Close the windows and files when finished
hope this helps
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