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My wd external hard drive "my book essential" says it's "media is write protected" how can i remove this so i can get my files?

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Right click on the media file select properties select security you must take/have full control to change select edit this may vary depending on which operating system you have
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With the device connected ...
Click Start
Click Run
Type CMD
Press Enter
Type CHKDSK /F m:
where 'm' is the drive-letter assigned to the Western Digital drive.
When the "check-disk" completes, Windows will remove the "read-only" flag.

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