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If you have an old USB hard drive or similar and want to deletes files from it, you may get a "write-protected" message. This can be that you are running a different version of Windows, an example is that your computer is using windows 7 64 bit and the USB hard drive was formatted on a 32 bit version of XP. To fix this you can try the following: 1. Open a Command prompt by clicking Start, typing command, and clicking Command Prompt. 2. Type diskpart and press Enter. 3. Type list volume and press Enter. 4. Type select volume #, where # is the number of the drive that's giving you t