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Anyone know how to format a write protected floppy disk?

Old 05-14-02, 01:52 PM
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Anyone know how to format a write protected floppy disk?

Hey gang,
I'd like to format a floppy disk. But I keep getting a message saying that the disk is write protected. Everything on the disk is old MS word 2000 documents from work. Any ideas? Is there anyway to clear them all at once? Or should I try checking every document to see if its write protected?

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Old 05-14-02, 02:11 PM
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If it's a floppy disk, just check that the little hole in the corner is covered by the little black bit of plastic (it should slide up over the hole). That removes the write protection from the disk. If there's no little black bit of plastic, just use something to cover up the hole.
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Old 05-14-02, 02:49 PM
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Lampei's "something" = scotch tape. it'll work just fine.
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Old 05-14-02, 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by Eeyore
Lampei's "something" = scotch tape. it'll work just fine.
Yup, the "fix all" for copy protection
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Old 05-14-02, 04:22 PM
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Yup! Covering up that hole in the corner did it! Thanks!

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