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Windows 7: favorites folder and also Links folder change back to "read-only"

19 May 2015   #1
ami85t

windows 7 x64
 
 
favorites folder and also Links folder change back to "read-only"

Hi,
I've tried all the possible options written here, including keys and Link folder and nothing helps.
I realized that also the favorites folder and also the Links folder change back to "read-only" right after I try to change them. any idea?
Thanks,
Amitai


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19 May 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Until someone more knowledgeable responds:
- scan your computer with superantispyware, malwArebytes, eset online
- create a new user account and see if it works logging with it
- check if ok in safe mode with networking
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19 May 2015   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Amitai, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you sure that they are "read-only"?

If the box is blue, then it's not read-only.

Read-only File and Folder Attribute
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25 May 2015   #4
ami85t

windows 7 x64
 
 

they are both with a blue-box checked.
Thanks, Amitai
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25 May 2015   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Good news.
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27 May 2015   #6
ami85t

windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi again,
I've done as GokAy suggested
- a online scanning with no Unusual results.
- For a new user account the favorites work OK.
any idea what to try next?
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27 May 2015   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

The folders are not read-only. If you bothered to read what it says in the dialog.

"Read-only (Only applies to files in folder)" the checkbox will always be filled out in folder properties. No matter what.
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27 May 2015   #8
ami85t

windows 7 x64
 
 

Yes, I understood that already, thanks
No matter about the read-only issue - the favorites still don't appear.
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27 May 2015   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Please post a screenshot showing this to see if it may help reveal a culprit.

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For now, go through the steps in the tutorial below again in case a mistake may have been made the first time. Be sure to restart the PC afterwards to full apply.

Favorites Empty in Navigation Pane - Fix
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27 May 2015   #10
ami85t

windows 7 x64
 
 

added screenshots:
- shortcut in links
- favorites folder


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