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how do i delete a file on a floppy disc?

by shclarkson / November 19, 2006 3:38 AM PST

i put a file on a floppy disc ages ago i want to use this floppy disc again but it wont let me delete the file on it as it says its write protected ? you mite say why dont i just use another disc well they say there write protected too? am i doing somthing wrong? can somebody tell me how to delete a file on floppy? thanks steve.
im using win xp home/edtion

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Check the little door. . .
by Coryphaeus / November 19, 2006 3:46 AM PST

on the corner of the disk. It must be closed.

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If I remember correctly...
by glenn30 / November 19, 2006 3:48 AM PST

the old 3 1/2 disks had two holes in the disk... one hole had a way to cover or uncover it. Changing that setting should allow the disk to be modified.

Hope this helps!


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Turn the disk over
by retired / November 19, 2006 7:50 PM PST

In the bottom right hand corner the slider should be in the padlocks Open position. If that is already done then there is a problem with the drive itself not recognizing the slider position. You will need to replace the drive.

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(NT) N T Thanks everybody for replys job sorted
by shclarkson / November 20, 2006 8:38 PM PST
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