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stridr
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎10-03-2009
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Deleting "write-protected" folders?

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+...

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stridr
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎10-03-2009
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Re: Deleting "write-protected" folders?

If it matters, these folders are in the internal memory (not on a chip.)
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Miikerman
Posts: 7,178
Registered: ‎12-11-2007
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Re: Deleting "write-protected" folders?

I'm not sure what might be going on, but a reformat under the Clip's settings will, I think/assume, delete the folders (along with all other content). 
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Drwalker2nd
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-23-2010
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Re: Deleting "write-protected" folders?

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.

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Miikerman
Posts: 7,178
Registered: ‎12-11-2007
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Re: Deleting "write-protected" folders?

Please refer to my previous comment drectly above yours. 

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nimicitor
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎01-24-2009
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Re: Deleting "write-protected" folders?

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.

 

http://www.filehippo.com/download_unlocker/

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mcarosielli
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-29-2012
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Re: Deleting "write-protected" folders?

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

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Miikerman
Posts: 7,178
Registered: ‎12-11-2007
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Re: Deleting "write-protected" folders?


mcarosielli wrote:

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


To delete, read the various posts directly above yours. 

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amar_pratap
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-09-2012
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Re: Deleting "write-protected" folders?

Pl delete my pen drive Wright protected

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fergusmacg
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-29-2012
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Re: Deleting "write-protected" folders?

[ Edited ]

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 !