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Windows 7: Read-Only File gets changed Why? How? Who?

17 Jul 2014   #1
MPREv

Windows 7
 
 
Read-Only File gets changed Why? How? Who?

Hi,

I have a simple Text file an a PC. In the File Properties I set the Read-Only flag apply the settings & ok.
When I now open it in the Editor, I con not change any character.

Now after a Time I realized, that the file has changed somehow.

1)
Why does this happen?
How can this happen with a Read-Only file?

2)
Who does this?
Can I somehow observe the file to get informed who (which process) is changing the file?


Can anybody help me?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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17 Jul 2014   #2
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Setting the Read Only attribute does not prevent modification of the file. It is only an advisory that software can honor or ignore as it wishes.
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20 Jul 2014   #3
MPREv

Windows 7
 
 

Ok - somethink I can accept.
But this does not stop me from asking the second Question

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MPREv View Post
2)
Who does this?
Can I somehow observe the file to get informed who (which process) is changing the file?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

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