What Does Write Protection Mean In Floppy Disk ?

Write protection is one of the helpful safety feature that is in built in 3½ inch Floppy Disks. In order to ensure that nobody copies files to the 3½ inch Floppy Disk or delete a file/s from Floppy disk, the 3½ inch Floppy disk will be write protected. But most people discover it through an abrupt message which they’d encounter while trying to copy/delete a file / folder to/from the floppy disk:

How Can I Enable Or Disable Write Protection Of A 3½ inch Floppy Disk ?

How Can I Enable Or Disable Write Protection Of A 3½ inch Floppy Disk ?

To write-protect a 3½ inch floppy disk, look for a tiny black sliding tab in a square hole in the disk’s corner. Slide the tab with a pencil or your thumbnail so that the hole is uncovered. The 3½ inch Floppy disk is now write-protected.

To remove the write protection on a 3½ inch floppy disk, slide the little black plastic thingy so that the hole is covered up.

If you encounter the write-protect error, wait until the floppy drive stops making noise. Remove the disk, unwrite-protect the disk, and put it back in the drive. Then repeat what you were doing before you were so rudely interrupted.

One thing to keep in mind is that Write-protection messages are different than Access Denied messages.

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