Well last night both my secondary hard drives decided to make them self Read only.
Attempts to correct that are automatically being undone again as fast as they written.
I was in FG At Blackpool, when to respawn on Iceland and FG told me it was missing files. Went investigating and all .exe files in my FG folder were gone. Went to copy them from my other drive and thats when I noticed the drives were set as Read only.
No ide how or why, but at the current moment, I am without any access to FG or any other sim or game installed on those drives.
system is clean. Thhe Primary HD where windows is installed is fine. The other 2 drives, including the new one installed last tuesday defaut every folder you create on them to read only and you cant remove the attribute. I have even flattened and repartitioned one of the drives, but it still does it.
Ah ha ! - I read some where, coz I was looking for a new external drive, that some makers are shipping their drives with inbuilt software that 'protects' the files for security.
Didn't read too much more but that's what it sounds like to me ?
You need to do some research, by the look of it, moosh.
Lightning DOES strike twice.
Watchmen Quote - "I am looking at the stars.... Thier light takes so long to reach us. All we ever see of Stars are thier old photographs"
Well the SSD got hosed, re partitioned and re formatted, and the issues re appeared with the first directory I created on it.
So, I have hacked my own PC. Even though everything says its read only, its not.
FG reinstalled and working on reinstalling my other sims and stuff.
Note that this can also be a sign that the drive is failing: when there are too many I/O errors the OS switches to read-only so that you don't find the hard way that data you thought you had written is no longer readable…
As an example: Consumer SSD is a completely different ball game than professional ones. We pay up to 1000 EUR for an SSD HD for our servers whereas the consumers pays 120 EUR for an SSD of the same size.
Numbers are not high, luckily, but they can fail after a short time.
People tend to forget that as the market is getting flooded with SSD hard drives.
A good strategy could be to host the OS on the SSD and the data on a NAS class HD as a WD Red for instance. And even better would be a NAS or at least an external swappable version of a, let's say, 4TB WD Red to be able to always have one HD with the latest backup at hand.
I don't know much about windows, but if you can do partioning and formatting it can't be blocked...
Can you write as administrator/root?
Where are the settings for read/write operations and what do they say (for admin and users)?
If you can write as admin, create a new user and try if this new user can write...