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Hard drive write protected

  1. #1


    Sashi Guest

    Hard drive write protected

    Hi all,
    On my vista box, my C:\ drive is protected against writes and I need
    to manually authorize each write.
    Needless to say, this is turning out into a major pain in the ass as I
    can't run any programs which need write access.
    Is this an inbuilt Vista feature? How do I disable this?
    Thanks,
    Sashi

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  2. #2


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: Hard drive write protected

    The NTFS file system allow you to change access right if you 'run as admin'.

    You receive an error message when you try to save a file to a hard disk
    drive or to a flash device in Windows Vista :
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931277/en-us

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    "Sashi" <smalladi@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Hi all,
    > On my vista box, my C:\ drive is protected against writes and I need
    > to manually authorize each write.
    > Needless to say, this is turning out into a major pain in the ass as I
    > can't run any programs which need write access.
    > Is this an inbuilt Vista feature? How do I disable this?
    > Thanks,
    > Sashi

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Bob Guest

    Re: Hard drive write protected

    You might try this. Open an admin command prompt. Type [cd\] Press Enter.
    Type [attrib -r] Press Enter.

    "Sashi" <smalladi@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:c6057bd3-69b0-4bdb-b476-989dc62cbee6@xxxxxx

    > Hi all,
    > On my vista box, my C:\ drive is protected against writes and I need
    > to manually authorize each write.
    > Needless to say, this is turning out into a major pain in the ass as I
    > can't run any programs which need write access.
    > Is this an inbuilt Vista feature? How do I disable this?
    > Thanks,
    > Sashi

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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