write-protect

write-protect
write-protect ˌwrite-proˈtect verb [transitive] COMPUTING
to make it impossible for a computer user to write information onto a computer disk, or change the details of an existing file, so that information is not changed or destroyed:

• Once write-protected, a disk can't be infected by a virus.

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write-protect UK US verb [T] IT
to protect the data on a computer disk so that it cannot be changed or removed by a user: »

Many operating systems include a command to write-protect files.

write-protected adjective
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a write-protected disk/file

write-protection noun [U]
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Is it possible to remove the write-protection from the USB drive?


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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