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Windows 7: Changing read only settings on folders

21 Jul 2010   #1
clarity1056

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 
Changing read only settings on folders

Hi all, I am new to Windows 7 and am having a problem with my setup.

My computer is used as a CAD station and connected to it is a 1 TB external (USB) drive with all my CAD files on it.

For some reason the folder that has all these files in it is set to read only (F:\NEW)

When I uncheck the box and click apply, everything seems to work though as soon as I click ok the folder reverts back to read only this is causing me a major problem as when using the CAD software (Solidworks) I cant save any changes made to exisiting files.

Has anyone got any ideas?

Cheers

Craig


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21 Jul 2010   #2
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hi Craig ! Welcome to SF !

You may have a try ( may be you have tried it). Right click on the folder, select properties (at the bottom of the context menu) . You will get the folder properties window.

In the folder properties window, at the bottom there is attributes. Uncheck Read only, apply and then ok .

Read-only File and Folder Attribute

If it does not work, you may take ownership of the folder using takeownership.zip . ( Unzip, double click install take ownership.reg to merge it with registry, right click on the target folder and click take ownership in the context menu. It will take a bit time depending the volume of the folder) .

Dont forget to post back what happened .


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