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Windows 7: read only I never ordered

26 Aug 2011   #1
madhatter

WinXPPro32SP3, WinXPPro64SP2, Win7Ult32SP1, Win7Ult64SP1
 
 
read only I never ordered

does 7 arbitrarily change files to read only?
i might be getting paranoid, but i could swear it does
seems like whatever folder i pick it is set to contain read only files
i never set anything to read only
can i tell it to stop?
what is it good for?


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27 Aug 2011   #2
Imperfect1

 
 

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27 Aug 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

Hello Madhatter,

If the Read-only box is blue or empty, then it is not set to be Read-only. Please also see:

Read-only File and Folder Attribute

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Aug 2011   #4
madhatter

WinXPPro32SP3, WinXPPro64SP2, Win7Ult32SP1, Win7Ult64SP1
 
 

oh, so blue box means nothing in particular...
way to go making things clear, microsoft...

thanks, Brink
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27 Aug 2011   #5
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Folders don't have a read-only attribute. If you read the properties box it tells you right there. "Only applies to files in folder." Why does everyone miss that?
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27 Aug 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10166
 
 

You're most welcome Madhatter.
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