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Windows 7: Stubborn Read Only Attribute

15 Jun 2016   #1
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Stubborn Read Only Attribute

I can't remove the Read Only attribute from my files. I went to the command line and entered:

attrib -R *.*

figuring that'd clear it for all the files in that folder, but it made no difference at all. What the heck is going on? Why would Win 7 set this bit anyway? This is causing a good deal of problems for me because the folder is now read only so I can't restore to it. This is a nightmare.


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15 Jun 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello slide,

Just to verify, if the Read-only box doesn't have a check mark in it, the item is not set as read-only. See the blue note box at the top of the tutorial below to see if it may apply here.

Read-only File and Folder Attribute
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15 Jun 2016   #3
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win 7
 
 

I had it wrong then. I have a blue filled box. The error must be in the restore software because it is claiming no access to replace the files I want replaced from the archive. I have no idea what's up then, but it seems it's not with Win 7.

I'm working on an alternative now to fool the software into doing what I want. So far so good. Thanks for the response and the education.
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15 Jun 2016   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

As a test, use "Run as administrator" on the restore software to see if it may have access rights afterwards.
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15 Jun 2016   #5
slide

win 7
 
 

On the road now. Will try when I return. Thanks.
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15 Jun 2016   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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15 Jun 2016   #7
slide

win 7
 
 

It was a good thought but in the end, a bust. No change when Run As Administrator was tried. I have many issues with this backup / restore software and won't use it again. I plan on using the native Windows backup instead.

I'm truly annoyed.
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15 Jun 2016   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you like, the free Macrium Reflect is an excellent backup program.

Macrium Reflect Free

Imaging with free Macrium
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15 Jun 2016   #9
JoeWulf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Another option, that is bootable and provides full file and even bit-image backups painlessly, is Acronis True Image 2016.
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