Hard drive locked and not writable too.

Hi all.

I was copying some data to my hard drive. after a TB I have found the drive keeps stating I dont have permission to write to it. the drive/disk is locked.

its a two TB with almost a full TB free.

To right click on the drive and say remove read only option will take many more hours then I have and it seems to free when doing so.

I cant remember but I recall a long time ago a cmd line option to remove the read only and or unlock the drive

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AncientsAuthor Commented:
error I get when trying to create a folder in the drive
AncientsAuthor Commented:
when I try to copy to the drive.
AncientsAuthor Commented:
I can rename the folder the data is sitting in. I have rebooted. updated and shut down the system and nothing.

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Is this an external or internal drive? What type of file-system is that drive formatted with? If it is NTFS, have you run a chkdsk /x on it? What type of data are you copying and from which locations? Have you also checked the NTFS security settings, as those say who has which rights to what directories?

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Swamish NaikExpertCommented:
first check u have a full access or not .............................take ownership and remove read-only option .................this all option available in properties ..................
Hard drive is not locked there might a file  which is in use.

Can try booting in safe mode with networking and then try to copy files.

Swamish NaikExpertCommented:
do one thing just run unlocker  assistant ........................and stop that file ....................and then try ...............  http://download.cnet.com/Unlocker/3000-2248_4-10493998.html
can also be a disk problem -  so run a disk diag for your drive model first
it is always wise to backup the data!
AncientsAuthor Commented:
sorry guys, will get to this soon. had a new born after day after posting.

thanks for all this info. Ill get back to you once I get the breath to check them out.

Congratulations on Your New Born Baby  AJ  :)

yep -expect 20 years to see it grow...
AncientsAuthor Commented:
Thanks Ded9 and Nobus. 20 years hey :)

Ok there is no file running to block this. I tried copying from various sources. and after cold starts and reboots.

I also tried the unlock program but no luck. The computer PSU died so I am hoping this power issue is the cause.

so will share the love with all.

thanks though

AncientsAuthor Commented:
have fun
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