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Windows 7: Can't remove "read only" attribute


08 Apr 2011   #1

Windows XP, service pack 2 , 32 bit
 
 
Can't remove "read only" attribute

Hello,

I can't remove "read only" attribute from any folder. In all folder, "read only" attribute is checked. But when I tried to unchecked "read only" and applying OK, then it becomes as previous. Even I have restored my system , but it not working properly.

How can i solve this problem? How can remove check the "read only" attribute??


Thanks
Saikat


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08 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hi jobs3saikat and welcome to SF

Are you saying that the hidden attribut is actually set?
Or is it just "hilighted" like in my screen shot.
Can you actually copy files into one of those folders and can you open one such file, alter it and successfully save it back?
(Like creating some random text file, load it in notepad, change something and save it back without error message)

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-DG


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08 Apr 2011   #3

Windows XP, service pack 2 , 32 bit
 
 

Hello DG,

Thanks for your reply. My problem is just like your screen shot. When I reset the read only attribute from the inner files properties, then the are looking fine. But I can't remove read only from the folder just like your screen shot.

Regards
Saikat
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08 Apr 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

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08 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You are mistaken...the "Read only" attribute is NOT set. just highlighted !!
Proof: If you click the highlighted box twice you'll get a check mark. Only if you click apply or OK after that the folder is set to Read only.
I can't say why this box is highlighted but it doesn't seem to cause any problems on my computers.

-DG
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08 Apr 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

well spotted, Sledge!
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08 Apr 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
I can't say why this box is highlighted but it doesn't seem to cause any problems on my computers.
I think it is because it does not make the folder itself read only but just the current files inside it.
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08 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Download Unhide by Grinler, save it to your desktop.

Double click the program to run it.
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08 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

If you took the time to read it clearly says: "Read-only (Only applies to files in folder)"
Folders have no read-only attribute.
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08 Apr 2011   #10

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Carolyn View Post
Download Unhide by Grinler, save it to your desktop.

Double click the program to run it.
Please don't post direct download links. Post a link to the download page so that people can see what it is they might be downloading.

Regards....Mike Connor
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