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Windows 7: Default folders read only

27 Aug 2010   #1
Avie

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Default folders read only

I reset all my default file folders and found them in read only as I did it. Is that normal?

I also found Dr Web instead of Saved Games in the name menu start up. .

Ever grateful


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27 Aug 2010   #2
Harvey Meale

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, BackTrack 4, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi Avie,

Yes, this is normal. Would you like assistance on making them not read only?

Thanks,
Harvey Meale
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31 Aug 2010   #3
Avie

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

Normal Yipes why? By all means I would welcome any help, please thank you.
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31 Aug 2010   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Folders don't have a read only attribute. Only files.
(Folders always have a solid block (not a check) in "Read-only" on properties)
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01 Sep 2010   #5
Harvey Meale

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, BackTrack 4, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Avie View Post
Normal Yipes why? By all means I would welcome any help, please thank you.
Hi Avie,

When you say default folders, are you referring to system folders (e.g AppData) or folders such as My Pictures and My Documents?

Thanks,
Harvey Meale
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