I think the cause was copying a user folder from a previous Windows 7 install after a crash.
I had to re take ownership.. to be able to access them, which i did.
But for love or many i cant see to alter the read only attributes.
I have full permissions, ownership, admin account.. but still fail.
The folder is not in the c: drive or user accounts files any more but on my data drive. (different physical drive)
When using the command prompt I get errors about hidden files.. but none should be hidden! Maybe this is normal for these thumbnails & other system files.
( i use opus directory, not that that should make any difference)
All methods of changing the attributes appear to work.. but when i go back to check it still indicates certain files are read only.
Any ideas what i am doing wrong?