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Windows 7: Can't uncheck read-only attribute

13 Jun 2010   #1
Eiji

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Can't uncheck read-only attribute

I got a major problem. All folders i create have automatically the read-only attribute (blue box, not checked), and i can't get rid of it. I searched the forum but didn't find anything that would be of much help. Can anyone help me please?


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13 Jun 2010   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi there Eiji try taking ownership of the folders: Take Ownership Shortcut

Just to check, are you the administrator on your PC?

you might want to take a look at this as well: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...attribute.html specifically the Command Line bit, as you have already tried the GUI method
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13 Jun 2010   #3
Eiji

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Firstly, thanks for the quick response

Yes, i am the admin.

and i tried the ownership and the command line method. Didn't work
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13 Jun 2010   #4
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm sure you have already tried this but I'll suggest it while I try and find you a solution:

when you take ownership it doesn't automatically give you full control, you will need to give yourself full control under properties>Security.

something to check while im thinking

also try this: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326549 I've only skim read it so not sure how helpful it is

One Last thing: are the FILES inside the folders read only? or just the folders themselves?
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13 Jun 2010   #5
Eiji

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Just the Folders, the files are free to use
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13 Jun 2010   #6
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eiji View Post
Just the Folders, the files are free to use
Now that is good news You don't have a problem at all.... basically Windows ignores the Read only command on Folders it only applies it to Files. those folders are yours to do what you wish with
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13 Jun 2010   #7
Eiji

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

There is a problem, i can't acces the files in the read only folders by programs that are not from microsoft
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13 Jun 2010   #8
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Woops sorry obviously I misunderstood another quick question for you: where are you making these folders? also did you try what I said about changing permissions?
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13 Jun 2010   #9
Eiji

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

the read only aplies on all folders created anywhere (desktop, C, D).

And i've got full control, and it still doesn't work
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13 Jun 2010   #10
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm going to go and ask for some help from some of our Guru's hopefully someone can help
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