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Windows 7: Read only mode of the files stored in my 2TB hard drive,

19 Dec 2013   #1
Jamal NUMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Read only mode of the files stored in my 2TB hard drive,

Read only mode of the files stored in my 2TB hard drive,

Suddenly, all files stored in hard drive are switched to read-only mode and in case I open any of them it and click “save” it goes to “save as”! The properties of these files don’t show that they are “read-only” (attached).

· I’m using windows 8 with no anti-virus installed
· The current user has administrator privileges (attached)

What is weird here is that if I access the same files from the default “administrator” user, then the files are not found in read-only mode

What might be the issue here?

Thank you

Best

Jamal




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19 Dec 2013   #2
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Take Ownership Shortcut

I assume Windows 8 is the same. You may want to post in the Windows 8 forum too Jamal.
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19 Dec 2013   #3
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Is the drive an external HDD?

One of my external HDDs has a weird issue where it claims to be "Read-only" (I wish I could make it do that at a time of my choosing).
It also refuses to be error checked the first couple of times I run Disk Check on it (it drops out at ~80% of the way through the first pass).

On the third attempt (usually) Disk Check runs correctly and the report always states that no errors were found.
Once Disk Check succeeds the HDD behaves normally.
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20 Dec 2013   #4
Jamal NUMAN

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Is the drive an external HDD?

One of my external HDDs has a weird issue where it claims to be "Read-only" (I wish I could make it do that at a time of my choosing).
It also refuses to be error checked the first couple of times I run Disk Check on it (it drops out at ~80% of the way through the first pass).

On the third attempt (usually) Disk Check runs correctly and the report always states that no errors were found.
Once Disk Check succeeds the HDD behaves normally.
Many thanks Indianatone and lehnerus2000 for the help,

It appears that the controls are granted at the level of groups but not per user. Granting the “jamal” user full controls solves the issue of “read-only” mode.

Best

Jamal


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