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How to remove write protection of a folder on an external disk drive

Last response: in Windows XP
April 6, 2011 2:39:07 PM

I had taken a back up of files and folder on the external hard disk. Then I formated my hard disk. I copied all the folders and files back from the hard disk to PC but I am not able to copy back one folder nor the files in it from the external hard disk to my PC. There shows an error [Cannot Copy Change of Adress : Access denied, make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and the file is not cuttently in use]. Plz help me on this error.
April 6, 2011 7:20:46 PM

It is likely a permissions problem. Are you logged in with an account that has administrative rights?