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Windows 7: Can't remove 'read-only' attribute from a folder

28 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Can't remove 'read-only' attribute from a folder

Things I have tried:

1) Enabled hidden administrator logon and logged onto it.
2) Edited user permission for entire drive and set to 'full control'
3) verified the folder is not locked/in-use even deleted it and then restored

Still has the stupid 'read only' box checked when you hit Properties. I am updating Starcraft 2 and get a file creation error during patching. The read only setting is the only thing I can think to change other than full uninstall -> reinstall.

edit: Just tried doing it in elevated command prompt and the R flag for readonly is not present at all even looking all sub-folders with the /S switch. So apparently its not read only but explorer is noting it so in 'properties' ... very strange.

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28 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Joe,

Is the read only box actually checked, or is it blue? If blue, then it is not read only.

Read-only File and Folder Attribute
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29 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Its blue but I dont see anything in that post explaining what that means. Why is it not just unchecked? In XP I believe if it was filled in green it meant it was read only. I just assume a solid fill meant the same thing in Windows 7.
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29 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

A solid fill means the same thing as it did in Windows XP, the value it neither on or off but indeterminate. "not precisely determined or established; not fixed or known in advance; "of indeterminate age"..."

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