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Windows 7: Folders stuck being Read-Only

05 Jan 2010   #1
Silentcom

 
 
Folders stuck being Read-Only

My dad recently bought a new computer with Win 7 on it. We took one of the hard drives from the previous computer and installed it on the new computer. However, now all of the documents and folders on the transferred drive are read-only. We uncheck the read-only box and go through all of the stuff but when we bring back up the properties it is still read-only. I went through and took ownership of the entire transferred drive, but that doesn't work either.

I also have this same problem on the computer I just upgraded to win 7. However I backed up my documents on an external and then put them back on after I installed 7. I have this same problem as well.

Any thoughts?


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05 Jan 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi Silentcom, from the surface of things, either the drive that you have physically placed into the new machine is encrypted of the username u logged on with doesn't have enough rights. Have you tried adding in the security tab a username with admin rights, give it full control, log on using that username (assumming you already logged on as such), then attemp and take ownership or edit the files.
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05 Jan 2010   #3
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I had to take ownership & change permissions of files to gain full control
If done at the root this will apply to all subfolders to
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