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Paper Tape
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-05-2012
Location: Accra Cantonment
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Disk write protected

i bought lenovo thinkPad just yesterday,  when i send file or document from my machine to usb pendrive or extenal HD  the reply is always THIS USB DISK IS WRITE PROTECTED . i try all my other usb drive but still the reply is always the same. Please can any one help me out. but i can send file or document to thinkPad without any problem.

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Registered: ‎05-22-2012
Location: Hong Kong
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Re: Disk write protected

Hi liteproof,

There are many reasons to cause this issue. I've found a web site that listed the possibilities and possible solutions. Well worth a look.

How to Remove Read Only Protection From USB Drive

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