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Windows 7: Unable to remove Read only attribute

18 Dec 2012   #1
TrafficMinder6

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 
Unable to remove Read only attribute

I am a photographer. I use Adobe Lightroom 4 to manage my photos. I had to reload my photos the other day. Today I was making changes in the data in my photos, when I finshed and saved the data I recevied a message that the photo was Read Only. I have tried several remidies posted here and other forums and nothing seems to help. Inless I get this resolved I will not be able to edit any of my prints.

Thanks
Mike


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19 Dec 2012   #2
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Hi Mike and welcome to Windows 7 forums. You most likely need to take ownership of the files
Take Ownership Shortcut
This happens all the time with photos, mp3 etc in file management.
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21 Dec 2012   #3
TrafficMinder6

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 
Unable to remove Read Only attribute

I tied what you suggested. I ran the Take Ownership, a command screen came up and a lot of files were runninh thur it. Stopped running I then unchecked the read only, exited out of the properties back to the folder. Went back in and the read only was stilled checked. Am I doing something wrong, am always going to have this problem. Or is this they way it is and just forget about the read only?
Thanks for the help.
Mike
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21 Dec 2012   #4
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TrafficMinder6 View Post
I tied what you suggested. I ran the Take Ownership, a command screen came up and a lot of files were runninh thur it. Stopped running I then unchecked the read only, exited out of the properties back to the folder. Went back in and the read only was stilled checked. Am I doing something wrong, am always going to have this problem. Or is this they way it is and just forget about the read only?
Thanks for the help.
Mike
Yes forget about the read only. It is all about permissions, if you have taken ownership of the file you can edit it or whatever. Another user on your machine would find that file read only. See these tutorials.

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

Read-only File and Folder Attribute
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21 Dec 2012   #5
TrafficMinder6

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the help

Mike
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