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Posted on 2012-08-21
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Hi, we have a server and some of the volumes are read only. From Diskpart the disk as not readonly as you can see on the screenshot. But from explorer i get " the media is write protected'

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Marc Smets earned 2000 total points
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Try removing the read-only attribute in diskpart (even it does not show as read-only)

1. Open the command prompt.
2. Type DISKPART
3. LIST VOLUME (to identify the volume in question)
4. SELECT VOLUME # (where # represents the volume identifier)
5. ATTRIBUTES VOLUME CLEAR READONLY

Verifiy if you can now write to the disk, also verify after rebooting.
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have just not yet rebooted the server as yet...will get it done tonight
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reboot solved the issue
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