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DNABigDaddy

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I just bought a Seagate internal hard drive and an external case for roughly $130. The hardrive has 300 gbs on it and i have been using it for about a week.

Problem: When i go to overwrite files on the harddrive an error pops up that says the files are read only and that i am not alowed to alter them. It only happens on the school computers as i have tesed it out at wrk and it works fine. I have not been home and awake long enough to test it there. I would assume it has something to do with the way the computers at the school are set up but i don't know anyone else who has this problem.

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On your school pc's your mostlikely logged in as a user not administrator.I would think thats the problem
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is there any way around it cause it's anoying and i dont know anyone else who has this problem?
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is there any way around it cause it's anoying and i dont know anyone else who has this problem?

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What is happening is that the schools computers are probably set to read only. About the only thing you can do in this case, besides logging in as admin, is to erase the files at home and reupload them at school.
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i was affraid of that thanks for your help guys
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