How to Unlock the D Drive on a Dell Laptop

The D drive on your Dell laptop computer is commonly known as the recovery drive as it contains the files needed to restore your computer back to its original factory state. The files on this drive are normally locked, marked read-only to prevent accidental change. You can unlock these files when you are a sufficiently skilled user that you feel comfortable changing them. Instructions
Click “Start” and click “Computer”.

Double click on the “D” drive.

Highlight files on the drive. Right click and click “Properties”.

Uncheck the “Read Only” option to unlock the files on the D drive.

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