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Windows 7: Can't change from read only

04 Feb 2010   #1
nmnir

windows 7
 
 
Can't change from read only

Hi All,

I have just installed win 7. When I'm creating a new folder it sets it as read only. When I'm removing the read only from the check box it is remains read only.

What can I do???

Thanks,
Nahum


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04 Feb 2010   #2
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nmnir View Post
Hi All,

I have just installed win 7. When I'm creating a new folder it sets it as read only. When I'm removing the read only from the check box it is remains read only.

What can I do???

Thanks,
Nahum
Welcome to Windows 7 Support forums.
Check your UAC and how your account is set up.
If you do not have admin privelages re-set your account to system administrator to raise your permission level in your UAC.
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04 Feb 2010   #3
nmnir

windows 7
 
 

Thanks,

I am an administartor on this machine.
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04 Feb 2010   #4
nmnir

windows 7
 
 

I'm the owner of this folder.
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04 Feb 2010   #5
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Unlike the Read-only attribute for a file, the Read-only attribute for a folder is typically ignored by Windows, Windows components and accessories, and other programs.

This behavior is by design.

You cannot change the Read-only or the System attributes of folders in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

Check out the Cause, Workaround and Status sections in the link.
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04 Feb 2010   #6
nmnir

windows 7
 
 

Thanks but it didn't help.
I have ran attrib -r -s C:\myfolder and it is still read only
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04 Feb 2010   #7
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nmnir View Post
Hi All,

I have just installed win 7. When I'm creating a new folder it sets it as read only. When I'm removing the read only from the check box it is remains read only.

What can I do???

Thanks,
Nahum
The "Read Only" attribute of which you are speaking, it is one of the following:
  1. Clear (Read Only if Off). The folder, and none of the files it contains have the readonly-attribute set.
  2. A Checkmark? (Read Only is set). The folder, and all the files it contains are read-only.
  3. Filled in? (Read Only is not determined). Some of the files within the folder are read-only, and some are not. This state also holds true for newly created folders.
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04 Feb 2010   #8
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

try
Code:
attrib C:\myfolder
does it say,
Code:
       C:\myfolder
or
Code:
   R   C:\myfolder
if its the first one, then the folder is not readonly.

Anyway, the readonly option in the properties dialog only says "Read-only (Only applies to files in folder)"
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04 Feb 2010   #9
nmnir

windows 7
 
 

OK so it is not read only. Thank you so far. Now the problem is that new folders are created as read only so I can't copy recursevly from my linux machine using ssh.

Any tips?

Thanks,
Nahum
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04 Feb 2010   #10
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

according to the microsoft link i posted,

This behavior is by design.

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