1. walcolm's Avatar
    Dumped some videos into /sdcard/mnt/dcim/
    When I tried deleting them I get a message that the drive they're on is write protected

    I have tried to use astro, stock file manager; my file.

    Anybody experiencing such?

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    10-08-2012 09:47 PM
  2. Srambo217's Avatar
    Never had this issue. Were these digital copies of DVDs you own? If you're rooted, have you tried Root Explorer? That should do the trick.

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    10-09-2012 01:16 AM
  3. GSDer's Avatar
    How did you 'dump' them into that location? (BTW, the actual path is /mnt/sdcard/dcim - not the other way around) It's possible that whatever method you used to copy the files there also set the file permissions to read-only. Or perhaps the files were originally read-only. Anyway, a different file manager may allow you to see what's going on and to fix it. Try:
    ES File Explorer: http://market.android.com/details?id...gs.android.pop
    Ghost Commander: http://market.android.com/details?id...stsq.commander
    Root Explorer: http://market.android.com/details?id...e.rootexplorer
    Solid Explorer: http://market.android.com/details?id=pl.solidexplorer
    X-plore: http://market.android.com/details?id...atgames.Xplore
    or any one of the hundred other file managers out there. (Note: some of those links I provided may be to the paid version of the app but there are free versions of all of them. Also, I used to like Astro but with their latest updates they've really buggered it up.)

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    10-09-2012 01:48 AM
  4. walcolm's Avatar
    Thanx for the response guys

    The files were hidden in 'audio manager' prior to now. I moved them to that location recently

    Which of the apps listed will allow me change file attributes?

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    10-09-2012 02:12 PM
  5. walcolm's Avatar
    Never had this issue. Were these digital copies of DVDs you own? If you're rooted, have you tried Root Explorer? That should do the trick.

    Sent From My Rooted/Modded SGSIII - If I've helped you please click 'Thanks'!
    Not rooted and no they are not from DVDs. Just clips downloaded from the web

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    10-09-2012 02:18 PM
  6. Srambo217's Avatar
    Not rooted and no they are not from DVDs. Just clips downloaded from the web

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    Audio Manager ay?
    I'm telling!

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    funkylogik likes this.
    10-09-2012 06:09 PM
  7. walcolm's Avatar
    Audio Manager ay?
    I'm telling!

    Sent From My Rooted/Modded SGSIII - If I've helped you please click 'Thanks'!


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    10-10-2012 12:32 PM
  8. cherry1608's Avatar
    Hello, I'm also having the same problem. Were you able to fix it? I need help. :CC
    01-19-2013 09:13 PM

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