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Cant write to hd

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by motivated, Apr 19, 2004.

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  1. motivated

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    I have 2 hard drives on my box.

    I use the second one to back up any important stuff, but I cant paste anything directly into it.

    When it was installed in this box it already had quite a few folders and files in it. I can paste into an existing folder and create a new folder inside an existing folder, but if I try to create a new folder of its own (not inside anything else) I get a pop-up telling me it cant create the folder "new folder".

    I seem to remember it saying it was a "read only" file or something, at one stage.

    I always thougt a hd couldnt be "read only"

    Any ideas how to fix this ??

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. skinnywhiteboy

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    Sounds like it might be a permission problem. What OS are you using?? If you're using 2000 or XP, make sure your NTFS permissions are set properly.
     
  3. motivated

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    Please excuse me for not stating my OS, yes its XP.

    NTFS ??
     
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