Yesterday I installed some updates to XP and not soon afterwards my flash drives (when plugged in) have somehow been set to read-only. As these drives are used primarily for backup, I have now lost my main back up source. I've looked at drive properties in various places including:
Start|Administrative Tools|Computer Management|Disk Management
but cannot find where I can reset my flash drives status. When sometimes when I access the drive directly with a file manager (in my case I use Total Commander) I am presented with the following dialog:
Although it infers a HDD problem there are no issues with the Hard Disk. I have a feeling I may need to roll back one or more of the recent updates, but if there is an easier way to reset this I'd appreciate knowing how to. My immediate instinct was to go back to the previous restore point but I'll wait and see if there's a simpler way.
Please note - there are no physical switches on the flash drive(s) to change them to read only, so this is being done by the OS somehow.
TIA for any help