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which operating system you are using ?
attrib -r drive:\<path>\<foldername>
attrib -r -s drive:\<path>\<foldername>
in the above line use the external drive letter name as drive:
Do I type something in <path>? My simpletech drive is "G" on my computer. And then what do I type in <foldername>? Am I trying to remove the write protection on my simple drive or are you trying to get me to remove it from my picture files. I just put these pictures on another external hard drive and didn't have a problem. When I try to put them on the simpletech hard drive, it won't let me.
yes try drive: as G: in my instructions above
I typed in attrib-r-s drive:\<G>\<foldername> Is that correct?
What foldernamer do I use?
attrib -r drive:attrib -r -s drive:
I did that - a box quickly flashes up and then goes away.
now try to copy and paste data into the external hard disk
I just tried and it told me "This disk is write-protected."
i am out of ideas
I will open this to other experts
This simpletech external hard drive is several years old and has a lot of files on it. I've not had problems copying files to it before. Now the computer tells me that this disk is write-protected.
Yes, I have 183 GB of space left
I shut my computer down and started it back up again and I was able to copy the pictures to my simple tech drive. It's workiing now.