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File and Folder - Add "Set and Unset as Read-only" to Context Menu

How to Add "Set and Unset as Read-only" to File and Folder Context Menu in Windows 7 and 8
Published by Brink
27 Dec 2011
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How to Add "Set and Unset as Read-only" to File and Folder Context Menu in Windows 7 and 8

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This will add Read-only File Attributes and Read-only Folder Attributes to the context menu of files and folders for all users to be able to set or unset the read-only attribute of one or more selected file(s), or all files in one or more selected folder(s) in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

In Windows 7, folders cannot be set as read-only. Only the files in the folders can be.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to add or remove this from the context menu. All users will be able to use the context menu though.


EXAMPLE: What is Added to Context Menu of Files and Folders
File and Folder - Add "Set and Unset as Read-only" to Context Menu-files.jpg File and Folder - Add "Set and Unset as Read-only" to Context Menu-folders.jpg
Here's How:
1. To Add "Set and Unset as Read-only" Context Menu
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Add_Set-Unset_Read-Only_for_File-and-Folder.reg
download
2. To Remove "Set and Unset as Read-only" from Context Menu
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Remove_Set-Unset_Read-Only_for_File-and-Folder.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.


5. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
That's it,
Shawn





21 Sep 2016   #1
readonly

Windows Vista 64
 
 

Can you please modify these files to work on Vista? Using the above for Vista does not allow to give read-only attributes If it can't add attrib for whole folder, mayby it can although for multiple selected files? Thank you very much in advance. I'm looking for a way to add read-only attribute quicker for a very long time. It seems the only way.


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28 Sep 2016   #2
readonly

Windows Vista 64
 
 

Is there really no way to modify this code to Vista?
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