External Hard Drive Default to Read-Only

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Every once in a while, my external hard drive defaults to Read-Only. I used
to be able to turn off Read-Only one folder at a time, but this time it is
just resetting it to Read-Only. Why would it do this, and how can I stop it?

I'm using a Western Digital 200 GB Internal Hard Drive in an external
enclosure, hooked up via USB 2.0.
 
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One workaround might be to take ownership for all users. It would not change the read only status, but would allow read/write access
for all.
HOW TO Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q308421
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marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
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"EJ" <EJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:DD89CC8B-02F9-460B-8BD0-3C90B5A505E8@microsoft.com...
> Every once in a while, my external hard drive defaults to Read-Only. I used
> to be able to turn off Read-Only one folder at a time, but this time it is
> just resetting it to Read-Only. Why would it do this, and how can I stop it?
>
> I'm using a Western Digital 200 GB Internal Hard Drive in an external
> enclosure, hooked up via USB 2.0.
 
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I have never installed a hard drive in a case but I have, and use, 3
external USB 2.0 hard drives from major manufacturers. I have never
experienced the problem you describe. What I save a file at - it stays at!

The big difference, of course, is that my hard drive and its enclosure (and
associated electronics) were assembled and tested as a unit by the
manufacturer and found to be compatible. Guess yours aren't!

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Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"EJ" <EJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DD89CC8B-02F9-460B-8BD0-3C90B5A505E8@microsoft.com...
> Every once in a while, my external hard drive defaults to Read-Only. I
> used
> to be able to turn off Read-Only one folder at a time, but this time it is
> just resetting it to Read-Only. Why would it do this, and how can I stop
> it?
>
> I'm using a Western Digital 200 GB Internal Hard Drive in an external
> enclosure, hooked up via USB 2.0.
 

EJ

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Well, the problem is that (though it is always on) Windows only SOMETIMES
doesn't want to write to it. So, for instance, I'll be burning a DVD or
Playing a Video Game and it will suddenly give me a write error.



"Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:

> One workaround might be to take ownership for all users. It would not change the read only status, but would allow read/write access
> for all.
> HOW TO Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q308421
> --
>
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
> ..
> "EJ" <EJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:DD89CC8B-02F9-460B-8BD0-3C90B5A505E8@microsoft.com...
> > Every once in a while, my external hard drive defaults to Read-Only. I used
> > to be able to turn off Read-Only one folder at a time, but this time it is
> > just resetting it to Read-Only. Why would it do this, and how can I stop it?
> >
> > I'm using a Western Digital 200 GB Internal Hard Drive in an external
> > enclosure, hooked up via USB 2.0.
>
>
>
 

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Useless Post



"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:O%23k%23XrFZFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>I have never installed a hard drive in a case but I have, and use, 3
>external USB 2.0 hard drives from major manufacturers. I have never
>experienced the problem you describe. What I save a file at - it stays at!
>
> The big difference, of course, is that my hard drive and its enclosure
> (and associated electronics) were assembled and tested as a unit by the
> manufacturer and found to be compatible. Guess yours aren't!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "EJ" <EJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:DD89CC8B-02F9-460B-8BD0-3C90B5A505E8@microsoft.com...
>> Every once in a while, my external hard drive defaults to Read-Only. I
>> used
>> to be able to turn off Read-Only one folder at a time, but this time it
>> is
>> just resetting it to Read-Only. Why would it do this, and how can I stop
>> it?
>>
>> I'm using a Western Digital 200 GB Internal Hard Drive in an external
>> enclosure, hooked up via USB 2.0.
>
>
 
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As Richard Urban mentioned, not all hardware is guaranteed to work with XP. I would try to find a better driver for USB 2, and/or
the DVD.

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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
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"EJ" <EJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:A09EFD7B-A45D-4AE8-892E-D68074202772@microsoft.com...
> Well, the problem is that (though it is always on) Windows only SOMETIMES
> doesn't want to write to it. So, for instance, I'll be burning a DVD or
> Playing a Video Game and it will suddenly give me a write error.
>
>
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" wrote:
>
>> One workaround might be to take ownership for all users. It would not change the read only status, but would allow read/write
>> access
>> for all.
>> HOW TO Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q308421
>> --
>>
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> FAQ for MS Antispyware version 1.0.509
>> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> marfers notes for windows xp http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/chatNotes.htm
>> ..
>> "EJ" <EJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:DD89CC8B-02F9-460B-8BD0-3C90B5A505E8@microsoft.com...
>> > Every once in a while, my external hard drive defaults to Read-Only. I used
>> > to be able to turn off Read-Only one folder at a time, but this time it is
>> > just resetting it to Read-Only. Why would it do this, and how can I stop it?
>> >
>> > I'm using a Western Digital 200 GB Internal Hard Drive in an external
>> > enclosure, hooked up via USB 2.0.
>>
>>
>>
 
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You think that pointing out a compatibility condition is useless. Many
people place the same problematical drive in another manufacturers external
case and the drive works fine!

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Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Jim" <NOSPAM@no.com> wrote in message
news:%23iAlAsJZFHA.1092@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Useless Post
>
>
>
> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:O%23k%23XrFZFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>I have never installed a hard drive in a case but I have, and use, 3
>>external USB 2.0 hard drives from major manufacturers. I have never
>>experienced the problem you describe. What I save a file at - it stays at!
>>
>> The big difference, of course, is that my hard drive and its enclosure
>> (and associated electronics) were assembled and tested as a unit by the
>> manufacturer and found to be compatible. Guess yours aren't!
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>>
>> Richard Urban
>>
>> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :)
>>
>> If you knew as much as you think you know,
>> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>>
>>
>> "EJ" <EJ@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:DD89CC8B-02F9-460B-8BD0-3C90B5A505E8@microsoft.com...
>>> Every once in a while, my external hard drive defaults to Read-Only. I
>>> used
>>> to be able to turn off Read-Only one folder at a time, but this time it
>>> is
>>> just resetting it to Read-Only. Why would it do this, and how can I
>>> stop it?
>>>
>>> I'm using a Western Digital 200 GB Internal Hard Drive in an external
>>> enclosure, hooked up via USB 2.0.
>>
>>
>
>
 

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