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Windows 7: All folders & subs suddenly have 'read only' attribute

26 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
All folders & subs suddenly have 'read only' attribute

I've been working on some 3d work. Tried to save a file and the program crashed saying it didn't have access to a particular folder (after months of working in the same folder btw). So I checked out the folder and it has a 'read only' attribute. Even if I de-check the 'read only' (using the highest level parent and all its subs/files)....it has the 'read only' attribute back again when I directly re-open the properties. I've tried restarting my pc, but same deal.

Any ideas why? I haven't installed anything in weeks.

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26 Nov 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello BleepingCrazy,

Just to point out, folders themselves cannot be marked as read-only. When read-only is checked on a folder's properties page, read-only is applied to all of the files in the folder instead. You could try Option two in METHOD TWO of the tutorial below to remove the read-only attribute to see if that may help.
Read-only File and Folder Attribute
How does it work if you use run as administrator on the program?

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply Shawn, trying to get some work finished on a Saturday dead-line sucks. Sorry, yes I meant the folder contents as opposed to the folder itself. Turns out it was the 3d program gone a bit hay-wire, regardless of where I was trying to save the rendered image. (had to delete the programs prefs and let it rebuild them)

Option 2 in method 2 was what I was trying before. but after opening the properties page, it keeps showing the blue box instead of an empty box...still a bit weird no?

Thanks again for the quick response! (I nearly had no nails left to chew...lol)
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26 Nov 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, I hear that. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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