Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Folders stuck being Read-Only

05 Jan 2010   #1

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?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Jan 2010   #2

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2010   #3

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Folders stuck being Read-Only

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Folders stuck being Read-Only
Thread Forum
Solved Folders stuck on "read-only" mode? General Discussion
Read only attribute stuck on Software
How come I can't remove read only from folders? General Discussion
Default folders read only General Discussion
stuck on Read only General Discussion
Stuck on 'read only' after ownership, permission change General Discussion
Folders Resetting to Read Only General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:56 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33