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Windows 7: Error Applying Attributes

17 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
Error Applying Attributes

my external HD gets "Error Applying Attributes" everytime when I try to change off Read-Only attribute. my whole hard drive is now only Read-Only and I cant change it.
That I get when I change folder Attributes:

Error Applying Attributes
An error occurred applying attributes to the file:
The media is write protected.

I get to choise "Ignore" "Ignore All" "Try Again" "Chancel".
Even if choise Try Again I get same error again, so I mostly press Ignore All and if I only press Ignore I get same error but other file in that folder.. ><

Is here any way to fix this error?

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17 Oct 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Aw22,

Since a drive is the same as a folder, then you might see if doing step 3 in Option Two in METHOD TWO of the tutorial below in a elevated command prompt may work for you instead. You would just use the command below, but substitute the drive letter for the drive that you did this with instead.

attrib -r "C:\*.*" /S /D

Read-only File and Folder Attribute

Hope this helps,
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18 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1

thx for help. it works now.
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18 Oct 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

You're most welcome. That's great news.
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