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Windows 7: All my files have changed to READ ONLY, PLZ HELP!

13 Aug 2009   #1
zeppoleon

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 
All my files have changed to READ ONLY, PLZ HELP!

Hello there,

I made a thread here earlier explaining a problem I had with iTunes not opening because it says it is located on a locked drive. After looking around I discover that EVERYTHING is in read only. This has affected all my files. Most Importantly, all the libraries are protected somehow, meaning I CANNOT MAKE A NEW FILE/FOLDER/DELETE A FILE/DO ANYTHING ON MY COMPUTER. When I attemp to change the many folders I have to not "read only" I get an error message saying I have to have admin rights. I DO HAVE ADMIN RIGHTS. I am the only admin/user on this computer. This is so very frustrating!!! I think is happened because yesterday I connected with my Xbox 360 (media extender) to play music in the other room. I ALSO went into WMP and switched on streaming of my files. If I knew that this was going to happen I would have never done it! It looks like to me the only option is to reformat, or to roll back everthing. PLEASE HELP ME!

Sorry if I sound harsh, for I am very angry atm.


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13 Aug 2009   #2
Sassa

 
 

Boot windows in safe mode and choose admin account...
I think that will do the trick...
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13 Aug 2009   #3
zeppoleon

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
Boot windows in safe mode and choose admin account...
I think that will do the trick...

Thanks for the reply, I will try this.
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13 Aug 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

While your're in safe mode throw in a system restore just for luck...
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13 Aug 2009   #5
zeppoleon

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

Safe mode didn't help. It had the same problems.

I think it looks like I'll have to do a system restore if I want all my files back...
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13 Aug 2009   #6
zeppoleon

64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

Oh my god, I think I have found a solution.

All I had to do was right click > Share with > Homegroup (Read/write)

And now I can make folders, move stuff around, etc.

I think this has solved most things...
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13 Aug 2009   #7
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zeppoleon View Post
Oh my god, I think I have found a solution.

All I had to do was right click > Share with > Homegroup (Read/write)

And now I can make folders, move stuff around, etc.

I think this has solved most things...
glad to see a solution that worked...
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13 Aug 2009   #8
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zeppoleon View Post
Oh my god, I think I have found a solution.

All I had to do was right click > Share with > Homegroup (Read/write)

And now I can make folders, move stuff around, etc.

I think this has solved most things...
Great!

Thanks for posting your particular solution.

May help others.
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22 Jun 2013   #9
Chaptoya

Windows 8
 
 
iTunes Error

What worked for me:

I right clicked on the iTunes icon on my desktop. Under the security tab, I made sure the appropriate users had full control. Everything works now.
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