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Windows 7: Copied flash to harddrive, and Cannot save edited file in folder.

27 Oct 2011   #1
hpng

Win 7
 
 
Copied flash to harddrive, and Cannot save edited file in folder.

I have Windows 7.
i copy entire flash drive to a folder (Call it "RemovableDrive" folder under My Document) from flash drive (USB).

In "RemovableDrive", folder, I right click and select Properties, then I uncheck READ ONLY, and select Apply to set all files and folder/subfolders to uncheck READ ONLY.


In the "RemovableDrive" folder, I opened a file, and edit it. Then I try to save it.
it would not let me. I also set the property of the file to READ ONLY, but still has the same problem.

What is the problem?
I have administrator privileges.


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27 Oct 2011   #2
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

What you did was to clear the Read Only attributes for this folder, sub folders and files. In FAT32 this is enough.

But in NTFS file system, you have to check the file permissions along with the ownership also for the folder.

To check the file permissions, right click on your flash folder in My Documents, select Properties - Security Tab.

Here under your username check the file permissions. Do you have full control?

Click on Advanced - Owner tab and press Edit button. Now select your username and put a check mark on Replace owner on subcontainers and objects and press OK button twice to return to the folder Properties dialog box.

Now click Advanced button, and make sure your username has full control permissions. If not click on Change Permissions and remove the tick mark on include inheritable permissions from this object's parent. Click Add button on the opened dialog box. Select your username and press Edit button. In the opened dialog box, put a check mark on Allow at full control, select Apply to this folder, sub folder and files. Keep another check mark on Apply permissons.... in the bottom of the screen and finally press OK button. Now close all the dialog boxes.

This should now allow you to edit any files in the folder.
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27 Oct 2011   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcom to Seven Forums hpng.
You can also use this tutorial to Take Ownership Shortcut which should let you edit the file.
Do heed the:
WARNING, DO NOT TAKE OWNERSHIP of the C: (Windows 7) drive!!
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27 Oct 2011   #4
hpng

Win 7
 
 

I will try what you suggested.


Is there a way to tell Win 7 to set all files copied from flash drive to laptop be read and write capable automatically?
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27 Oct 2011   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hpng View Post
I will try what you suggested.


Is there a way to tell Win 7 to set all files copied from flash drive to laptop be read and write capable automatically?
They should be capable already, don't change anything next time and see if it works. If your flash drive is not formatted with NTFS, you can try that too.
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27 Oct 2011   #6
hpng

Win 7
 
 

thanks.

How do I set files copied from FlashDrive to allow for read and write automatically so in the future I do not have to do this manually?
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27 Oct 2011   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hpng View Post
I will try what you suggested.


Is there a way to tell Win 7 to set all files copied from flash drive to laptop be read and write capable automatically?
They should be capable already, don't change anything next time and see if it works. If your flash drive is not formatted with NTFS, you can try that too.
Check my posts.
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27 Oct 2011   #8
hpng

Win 7
 
 

" If your flash drive is not formatted with NTFS, you can try that too."

Do you mean I can do the same thing to my flash drive?
I am confused.
i have been able to read and write directly to my USB flash drive since I first got it.
Please explain.
thanks.
.
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27 Oct 2011   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes you can format the flash drive to NTFS, which is what Windows 7 uses. Did you use the Take Ownership Shortcut tutorial I provided? Take owner ship of the Removeable drive folder.
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27 Oct 2011   #10
hpng

Win 7
 
 

"Yes you can format the flash drive to NTFS, which is what Windows 7 uses. Did you use the Take Ownership Shortcut tutorial I provided? Take owner ship of the Removeable drive folder."

I will soon.
Now when I format the flash drive as NTFS, I will be wiping out my existing data.
Will the USB flash drive with NTFS be useable for others (like Andriod, Iphone, Linux) to access its data?
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