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write-protectverb [T]

uk   us   IT
to ​protect the ​data on a ​computerdisk so that it cannot be ​changed or ​removed by a ​user: Many ​operatingsystemsinclude a ​command to write-protect ​files.
a write-protected ​disk/​file
noun [U]
Is it possible to ​remove the write-protection from the ​USBdrive?
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