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Windows 7: All Folders created are Read only

21 Mar 2019   #1
LeisureSuitLarry

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
All Folders created are Read only

Since working with Windows 7 64Bit, all new folders are set to read only. Changing dosnot help, it came back.
Is there a Registry-entry to stop this behavior?


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21 Mar 2019   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi LeisureSuitLarry,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LeisureSuitLarry View Post
Since working with Windows 7 64Bit, all new folders are set to read only. Changing dosnot help, it came back.
Is there a Registry-entry to stop this behavior?
Have a look here => Folder keeps changing to read-only at post #6.
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21 Mar 2019   #3
LeisureSuitLarry

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

The folders are read-only but the files not.. seems to be a Windows feature
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22 Mar 2019   #4
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Yup, it started with XP
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03 Apr 2019   #5
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

It's normal, but crazy, because the folders aren't read-only either.
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03 Apr 2019   #6
DavisHill

Windows 10 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi LeisureSuitLarry,



Have a look here => Folder keeps changing to read-only at post #6.

Interesting trick. Learned something new today.
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03 Apr 2019   #7
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

This is one of those situations where things are not as they appear. The folder properties dialog does not show the read-only attribute of the folder. It is just a convenient way to set the attribute for the files it contains. It has no effect on folders. There are no attributes that will make a folder read-only. This can only be done with the security properties.

Some folders do have the read-only attribute set as seen in the Windows Explorer listing. This serves a special purpose. When the system or read-only attribute is set it tells Windows Explorer it should look in the folder for a "desktop.ini" file. This file has a number of functions. If the folder has a special icon the file will have it's location. It also contains the localized name of the folder, useful in non-English versions of Windows. Not having to look for the file in every folder saves a lot of time when Windows Explorer displays a list.
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