10-03-2009 07:45 PM
I accidently copied some folders onto my Clip+ that contain m4a files, which is not supported. They do not show up at all in the Clip+ format (under either folder browsing or the music menu), but are visible only in Windows Explorer when my Clip+ is connected via the USB cable.
My problem is that I am not able to delete them using Windows Explorer because when I try to do so, I get this message, "Cannot delete [File Name]: The storage is write-protected. Remove the writ-protection and try again."
But when I right click on the folder, there is nothing that I am able to change.
How do I remove the "write-protection" and delete the folder from my Clip+?
Please note that the original folder on my hard drive is NOT write protected and I am able to delete it at will. All I did was copy and paste this over to the Clip+...
12-23-2010 02:36 PM
I have the same problem. I can delete mp3s from my sansa fuze, but I cannot delete the folders because they are write protected. When I look at the folders' properties, the "read only" box is grayed out, thus preventing me from changing the property. This causes difficulty in managing and organizing my files.
12-28-2010 02:18 PM
You can delete locked files with Unlocker, great program and will save you formatting device although if you get alot of protected files then maybe a format will be a good idea.
01-29-2012 07:50 AM
i was downloading files onto my new usb drive when all of a sudden the files became write protected. I wanted to delete some of the files but cannot. how do I eliminate the write protection
01-30-2012 07:33 AM
To delete, read the various posts directly above yours.
12-29-2012 11:17 PM - edited 12-29-2012 11:18 PM
Unlocker program did not work for me and I could not face a re-format. However I did this and it worked for me !
- go to "Settings" on the player
- go to "USB mode"
- set it on "MSC" - i.e. put the * next to the one you want (I had it on MTP but I've also read that Auto Detect causes problems)
I could then delete easily on the PC - easy, shame that they did not state it here or in the manual !