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Windows 7: change Read only attribute

05 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
change Read only attribute

Recently I formatted my hard drive and all my data was again copied from different Hard drive.I use win 7 ultimate .This has resulted in the READ only Tried using properties and attrib command, both failed. How do I change the files to read/write?
I have more than 300GB data.Whenever I try to edit any file I get message "save failed please check file is not opened in another programme" or I have to save with different name. please advise me how I change this.

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05 Jun 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Padasalgi,

As a test, use the tutorial below to add "Take Ownership" to your context menu.
Take Ownership Shortcut
Afterwards, see if using it to Take Ownership of the drive and/or files/folders will allow you to save them as normal without having to rename them.

When you right click on an item and click on "Take Ownership", it sets the "Administrators" group as the owner of the item, and sets permissions to allow administrators "Full control" of the item.

Hope this helps, :)
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05 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

first you need to make sure that you log into the 7 os as administrator with full control of rights because regular users sometimes aren't granted certain rights including writing to disk. as for the notice 'save failed files open in another program', it means literally that the files are still used somewhere by certain programs and need to be closed first.
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