Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: "Read Only" on a folder. Please help!


18 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
"Read Only" on a folder. Please help!

I don't know what happened. One day, I tried to save a file inside folder x, and it wouldn't let me save anything.
I right click on the x folder to check on the properties, and it has the "read only" box checked. So I guess that is why I couldn't save any file inside.
I tried to uncheck it, but it says "You need to provide administrator permission to change these attributes", "Click continue to complete this operation".
I AM using the administrator account, so I clicked on "Continue". It seems that it is setting the new settings. When all is done, I right clicked on the folder to check on the properties again. It is back to "Read only" once again.
I've tried several times. What am I doing wrong?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Make sure under the Security tab with "Administrators(abc-pc\Administrators)" selected and in the "Permissions for Administrators" all the necessary check boxes are checked.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2009   #3

 

Please identify "folder x".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


18 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Is the Rad Only Box checked or square?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Also there is a good tutorial in the Vista forums... Read-only File and Folder Attribute - Vista Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

You may try taking ownership of the file, then changing it.

Take Ownership Shortcut

~Lordbob
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 "Read Only" on a folder. Please help!




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:46 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33