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

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  • Hard Drives
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  • Write Protection
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a b G Storage
June 22, 2011 2:06:28 PM

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

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a c 427 G Storage
June 22, 2011 3:51:12 PM

Right click the folder, select properties, and go to the security tab (I think simple sharing may need turned off for this). Change the "allow" fields as necessary.
a c 106 G Storage
June 22, 2011 6:24:53 PM

Another option, on win-7 files and folders, is on the Properties dialog box, that Hawkeye mentioned, down at the bottom there is a checkbox for Read Only and Hidden. If those are present, and there is a checkmark in the Read Only, click it to remove it. Might work.