How do I erase a write protected file

  slimpickins 16:02 24 Dec 2004

I've got an mp3 file on a flash drive that I want to delete but everytime I try I get the following message:

"Cannot delete mp3 file: The disk is write-protected.
Remove the write-protection or use another diskette."

Does anyone know how to remove the write-protection?

My OS is XP Home with XP SP2

  Diodorus Siculus 16:06 24 Dec 2004

Can you format the flash drive?

  Diodorus Siculus 16:07 24 Dec 2004

Or maybe use freeFile to unlock it:


click here

  TomJerry 16:07 24 Dec 2004

if it does, swtich it, otherwise try to delete usig flahs drive's own utility program

  bremner 16:09 24 Dec 2004

Sorry although this may be stating the obvious it has to be asked....

many flash drives have a small switch allowing write protection - you haven't got one of these and it's switched on have you?

  scooby43 16:15 24 Dec 2004

You can use the software aswell which came with the product

  slimpickins 17:12 24 Dec 2004

I'm so embarrased, I hadn't noticed it before (it is very tiny but honestly...).

Thanks for all the swift responses!

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