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Windows 7: how to change folders and subfolders attribs(read-only attrib)

16 Dec 2011   #1

windows 7 Ultimate x32
how to change folders and subfolders attribs(read-only attrib)

recently I wanted to clean my folder read-only attrib and all of it's subfolders and files. firstable I do it through General tab of Properties dialoug box of the folder and clean read-only checkbox and apply it to all the folders and subfolders. but only files attribs change and folders attribs don't change. then I try these commands in cmd(as admin)
attrib -r [the folder address]
attrib -r [the folder address] /S /D
but it was not effective too.
please tell me how to clean read-only attrib of may folder and all of it's subfolders.
thanks for your help:)

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16 Dec 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Webmaster, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The command in step 3 of Option Two in METHOD TWO of the tutorial below would be able to do this for you. :)

attrib -r "Full path of folder\*.*" /S /D

Read-only File and Folder Attribute

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2011   #3

windows 7 Ultimate x32

thanks Brink for you attention and the tutorial.
in fact I wanted to change the folder read-only attrib itself.
but in the tutorial point that:
"In Windows 7 and Vista, folders cannot be set as read-only. Only the files in the folders can be."
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Dec 2011   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Webmaster. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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