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jojie_a
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Registered: ‎09-05-2010
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Re: How to remove write-protection

This may be a big help since it worked for my WD passports:

 

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/4214-remove-write-protection-on-pen-drive

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Joe_S
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Registered: ‎08-04-2010
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Re: How to remove write-protection

I had that problem after uninstaling the worthless Smartware. I finally went into device manager deleted the driver and rebooted system. The fixed it for me.

Joe

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joesgal71
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Registered: ‎10-07-2010

Re: How to remove write-protection

I simply unplugged the external drive. when plugging it back in, the WD SmartWare will show (not the actual drive). Open this and select unlock.  I set up this password when first  plugging in the drive the first time. I am now able to write and delete from the files on the HD.

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