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Windows 7: Windows Explorer won't allow me to remove read only :video:

22 Jul 2014   #1
ninjasninja

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Windows Explorer won't allow me to remove read only :video:

I right click and try to make it so read only is not highlighted but it just puts it on:




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22 Jul 2014   #2
zeamann

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Folders stuck on "read-only" mode?

try out that thread and see if there's any tips that might help you. and always remember to take heed of warnings and/or reminders.

God bless,
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24 Jul 2014   #3
ninjasninja

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

THis folder is in Program Files (x86). DOes that matter? I have heard there are weird things in that folder. Should I put it somewhere that is in a different place?
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24 Jul 2014   #4
zeamann

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

please accept my lacking in your specific problem. i was only searching for threads of the same problem as you but beyond that I am also in the dark. I've also tried what you did in one of the folders in c:\\windows and your exact problem occurs. It is said that MS guys made it that way to protect your PC from yourself or something like that but then again, I am no expert. But just so you know, right after I tried the CMD tips (attrib *.* -r -s plus others) I got back a problem with a popup notepad every time I bootup my system.

Have you tried the "Take Ownership" zip file like explained in the link I provided? Please be careful when you decide to change things within directories other than yours (user) because you could risk ...

God bless,
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25 Jul 2014   #5
ninjasninja

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

The strategic thing I guess would be to put that folder in another folder, but I have had it there since I installed the program and it never gave me issues until I just tried to do something and it said it didn't have write access to the folder, so I decided to change it and it wouldn't let me. So I might need to move the entire program into another folder. I have also heard that you aren't supposed to put things in certain places in Windows 7 but I guess this is one of the instances.

Where are you supposed to put programs? In WIndows previous versions everything went in the program Files folder.
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25 Jul 2014   #6
zeamann

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I guess you are right about moving it to another folder or directory other than the Program Files (86x) folder. But then it can probably have consequences like you said, there's a critical reason why Windows put installed programs into that folder or the other if the systems architecture is 64bit. But you might wanna try installing your specific program into another folder or better yet a different drive letter. I've tried installing DreamMail email client into D:\programs and it worked well without problems, but then again there's a possibility that it might not be applicable to certain programs.

As far I know, you can choose to custom install your program into a folder/directory/path as most installation wizards I've came across always provided an option/step to browse where one prefer the program to be installed into.

But then again, like I said earlier, I am not that confident or have enough knowledge when it comes to this kind of issue, so whatever you decided to do or opt for, please post back your result so we can try whatever it is we must.

Good luck and God bless,
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27 Jul 2014   #7
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If you check you will find that all your program folders have the same attribute so far as the "Read Only" is concerned. It's perfectly normal. Why do you want to change it? Does the program work OK?
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27 Jul 2014   #8
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ninjasninja View Post
THis folder is in Program Files (x86). DOes that matter? I have heard there are weird things in that folder. Should I put it somewhere that is in a different place?
Where did you hear that? What do you mean by "Weird Things"?
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27 Jul 2014   #9
lnhgerval3ab

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

nice sharing
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28 Jul 2014   #10
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lnhgerval3ab View Post
nice sharing
Sorry but what does this mean?
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