floppy disk question

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  1. mcalin76

    mcalin76 New Member

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    hi, I'm a novice in computers and I have a question...I used a floppy disk for many times and now is filled with a lot of important information for me. the problem is that everytime I try to make any changes or to delete files I get a message that tells me that the disk is "write-protected" and the only way to make changes is to move the write-protection. how do I do that? Thank you!
     
  2. Lorand

    Lorand <b>VIP Member</b>

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    Write-protection on 5 1/4" disks this is done by folding a sticky tab over the write protect slot; on 3 1/2" disks by sliding a plastic tab into the open position.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. mcalin76

    mcalin76 New Member

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    thank you lorand, it worked! i appreciate your prompt answer! and i'm glad you're from the same country i'm from...multumesc!
     
  4. Praetor

    Praetor Administrator Staff Member

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    Wow Lorand I didnt think you were so .... artistic! :p
     
  5. Lorand

    Lorand <b>VIP Member</b>

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    Hehe, it's not my drawing... Found it on the net ;)
     
  6. Jeepers79

    Jeepers79 New Member

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    Man, 5 1/4 floppy discs... Rememebr those things. Heck...What the heck is a floppy disk anyhow...My computer does not even have one of those drives! :)
     
  7. Lorand

    Lorand <b>VIP Member</b>

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    If you think that 5.25" floppy disk is an ancient invention, then what about the 8" floppy disk?
    It's hard to believe, but I wrote my first program on punched cards... :eek:
     

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