protected external stick drive

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  1. samy

    samy Registered Member

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    I am using an external stick drive for weeks and suddenly I cannot modify or delete any file on it.
    It seems like a protected drive. I can only open a file for "read" only.
    I wouldn't like to reformat it (not to loose all the files on it).

    How to cancel this protection?
    Thanks
     
  2. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    samy,

    Permissions? Right click a file, Properties, Security tab. What is in the "Group or user names"?
     
  3. stapp

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    Does it have a very, very small switch on the side you may have accidentally moved?

    This would turn it into a read only drive as it's a write protect switch.
     
  4. samy

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    Thanks for your prompt answers.
    1/ I checked it. There is no switch or button on the drive side body
    2/ In Properties I got only two tabs: General and Details and not Security tab
    under General tab -> in Attributes Archive box is ticked . I tried to ticked the Read-only box
    and got a window: " An error occured.... The media is write protected"
    When I right click a file the command Delete or Rename are missing.

    The drive is a Kingston DataTraveller 100G3 (64GB)
     
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  5. Brian K

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    Does it work OK in another computer?
     
  6. samy

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  7. stapp

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    In the faq's for that model it says..

    Here is the support info

    http://www.kingston.com/en/support
     
  8. samy

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    1. I sent request for assistance to Kingston. Waiting for an answer.
    2. I contacted also Newegg for the same problem and got the following answer:

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    I performed the command as requested -problem not solved.
     
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