Advice 1: How to format if the disk is write-protected

A certain category of users sets the protection on the hard drives. It prevents against accidental deletion of important data from full formatted hard drive in certain ways.
How to format if the disk is write-protected
You will need
  • Windows 7 drive.
Instruction
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To bypass this protection there is no difficulty. First, when working in the DOS environment, this function generally turns off automatically. Secondly, there are special programs that let you format any hard drives. Thirdly, before formatting this feature can be disabled even in cases if it is not activated you.
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The function of protecting files, folders and entire partitions of hard disks are actively used by the operating system Windows Seven. Sometimes there are situations in which you are unable to access their own files after reinstalling the OS. Most often this happens when you use a different user name.
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In such cases it is necessary to change the owner of directory or hard disk partition. Click on "My computer" and navigate to the properties of the local disk you want to format. Go to the tab "Security". At the bottom of the window that appears, locate the "Advanced" button and click it.
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Go to the tab "Owner" and click "Edit". Select the account that you are currently using, select the checkbox next to "Replace owner on containers and objects". Click "Apply". Wait until the operation completes. Note: for a successful change of ownership of the local disk, you must use an account that has administrator rights.
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If you do not wish to change the owner of the partition, then format the disk using Windows 7 installation disc. Insert it into the drive and run the setup program.
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Click "advanced restore options". Go to "Command prompt". Type the command Format D: where D is the letter of the partition you want to format. Restart the computer after the formatting process.

Advice 2 : How to remove the protection to write files

Sometimes when you try to change or delete a file the operating system reports that you cannot do this, because the file is write-protected. In some cases, to eliminate this obstacle is impossible - for example, if the file is on a CD-R disc from an already closed account. For the remaining cases, it is possible to find solutions, some of which are described below.
How to remove the protection to write files
Instruction
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In the simplest case, may be sufficient to uncheck "read Only" in the attributes file. To reach it click on the problem file, right-click and select the bottom line in the context menu ("Properties"). The required attribute is set on the General tab of the properties window of the file.
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If the file is on another computer in the LAN, then the reason may be the lack of permissions to modify this file from its network of users. To give the appropriate permission a user who has administrator rights on the computer must click the right mouse button and in context menu select "sharing and security". Opens the properties window of the folder where the "Security" tab, select the group of network users and put the boxes next to the relevant items or "Full access" or "Edit" or "Record."
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If the problem is with the system file in your own computer, by right-clicking and choosing the context menu item "Properties", go to the "Security" tab and click there the button "Advanced". This will open another window where you will need a tab "Owner". In the list under "change owner to", select the row with the account of the user with the username which you logged in. Clicking here the "OK" button you will change the old owner of that file, assigning it to yourself. Then click "OK" to instigate change in the properties file.

After you become the owner of the file, the obstacles to the entry or removal should not be.
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Another reason why the manipulation of the file can be found in the this moment he is involved in the work of any programs. If the application, simply close it. If this is a system file, you can try to forcibly close the program using the Windows task Manager. To start it press ALT + CTRL + Delete. On the Processes tab you should find what you need click it and click "End process". If that fails, restart the computer in safe mode and do the operation there. In safe mode the operating system runs in the most abbreviated form, therefore, it is likely that the file will not be involved.

Advice 3 : How to format a flash drive when the disk is write-protected

Sometimes when I try to format the flash drive you may notice that the formatting cannot continue because the disk is write-protected. And it's frustrating, because sometimes to perform this operation is essential. For example, if on the USB device are viruses, simple deletion of files will not help.
How to format a flash drive when the disk is write-protected
You will need
  • Computer;
  • - flash drive;
  • utility JetFlash Recover;
  • utility HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool.
Instruction
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On many flash drives, particularly of the MicroSD, there is a special jumper that block the entry of information on them and make it impossible for their formatting. Look on your USB device, the switch and translate it into another position. After that try to format the flash drive. In most cases the result will be positive.
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Also for formatting the stick, you can use a utility JetFlash Recover. Find this program on the Internet, download and install it on your computer. Insert the flash drive into the computer. Start the utility. After that, the menu program press "Start". After a few seconds the restrictions from your device will be removed and you will be able to format it.
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Sometimes you cannot format the stick arises from the fact that any file that is written on it, used by the operating system. Close all Windows that can access the flash card, or, for example, open files (photos, text documents etc.).
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If the first three options suits you, you can try to use the program HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool and it is free. In the process of formatting this utility removes all restrictions. Download it and install on the hard disk of the computer.
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Insert the flash drive into the computer. Run HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool, after which the device will be displayed in the menu. If your computer is also connected to other flash cards, you will need to manually select the one you want to format. This can be done by clicking on the arrow next to the line Device. If necessary, you can also choose the type of file system which will format the flash drive.
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After selecting all parameters, click "Start". Begin the process of formatting the USB device. Wait for notification of successful completion, you can then remove the flash drive from the computer.
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