Unable to take ownership

October 24, 2011 at 11:52:43
Specs: Windows 2008 R2, VM
I'm having problems taking owner ship of a folder. I tried to do it through the GUI via folder properties> security> advanced> owner> edit> selected administrators and checked off "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects.

I get an error message:
Error Applying Security
An Error occurred while applying security information to:
Drive:\Folder\filename.txt
"The media is write protected."

Even tried to doing it via command line
takeown /F drive:\folder /A /R

Result "ERROR: The Media is write protected."

How do I remove the write protect on the folder? I am logged in a the local administrator.

Thx ahead.


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#1
October 24, 2011 at 12:00:43
what is the "media"? A usb stick?

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October 24, 2011 at 13:42:57
The "media" is the local disk drive D:\

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#3
October 24, 2011 at 14:05:57
Some history on this drive? Like where did it come from?

media write protected is usually a hardware setting not something dealing with rights or access.

Been doing anything with encryption software?

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#4
October 25, 2011 at 09:20:07
Nope, no software encryption, the second partition is provided by the san through the vm configuration

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October 25, 2011 at 09:22:54
I would be looking at how the vm mounted that san disk. This is not a ownership issue.

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