|How to remove write protection
Information and Concepts - How to remove write protection
Write protection is any physical mechanism that prevents modification or erasure of valuable data on a device. Most commercial software, audio and video is sold pre-protected.
A file that is write-protected is a file that has its permissions set such that it can only be read from the disk, but not modified. In relationship to the gaming and cheats arena, some write-protected files may need to be altered to enable a certain code to work properly in a PC game, but this is rare.
To mark a file or disk so that its contents cannot be modified or deleted. When you want to make sure that neither you nor another user can destroy data, you can write-protect it. Many operating systems include a command to write-protect files. You can also write-protect 5¼-inch floppy disks by covering the write-protect notch with tape. 3½-inch floppy diskettes have a small switch that you can set to turn on write-protection.
Steps – How to remove write protection from flash drive
The only way you can make the drive useable again would be to perform a "low-level format". This is where the FAT partition table is reset and literally all of the bits on the flash memory are set to 0s.
The best tool for this is called OnBelay. Download, install and use it to try and low-level format the drive. If it works, great, otherwise your USB flash drive might not have the necessary chip onboard it which allows low-level formatting
Steps – How to remove write protection from flush memory card?
This should be easy to do with WinXP Pro. Right-click the drive and select Property, followed by choosing the Security tab, within which you can modify the level of protection you choose. WinXP Home, on the contrary, lacks this feature. However, you can still bring up the security tab when you boot up into the Safe Mode (Google "Safe Mode procedure" for info).
How to easily remove write-protection on all files in the Data folder:
1. Start Windows Explorer.
2. Right-click on the Mamut folder, this lies usually in the Program files folder.
3. Choose Search in the menu.
4. In the "All or part of the filename" field, enter *.* as the search criteria. Click on the Search button.
5. All files are now shown. Click [CTRL] + [A] so that all files are selected.
6. Right-click on a random file (of those that are marked) and choose Properties.
7. When next window, remove the tick in the tick-box Write-Protected.
8. Click OK.
9. You have now removed the write protection [on/to] all files in the Mamut folder.
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