It is only starting now. Mike There is a swifty program called filemenu tools a must have for any hardcore pc enthusiast. This is really pissing me off at this point. I just tried setting 'everyone' to have full access, and get the same result as the last post, I get an 'access is denied' for the My Music folder but all the others seem to be able to change perms. Nothing wrong with the Weather app in the list of 20 most used programs, is there? We know about junctions vs folders. I think I have the user name as before although I'm not 100% on that , but I normally just use my name so it should be. Can anyone help with this? The box is always a filled in block on Folder Properties no matter what.
Those same files are still not read-only although their directories are still read-only blackened. I have 3 terabytes of data, 5 partitions and no way of filling anything, at this rate my drives are going to be a mess. I tried many things to get out of this unsuccessfully - hours and hours of useless work. Some folk flame on about this area so let them flame. Getting a bit confused with it now. What I did was go to the security tab, chose edit, find the user and then tick the box which says write it was always unticked.
For example, the read-only attribute prevents apps from writing to such files and tells File Explorer to warn the user that the file or folder can be important. Look at the info it explains far better than I could. Step 2 — Now, type in the command listed below and press Enter to hide the folder. For anybody reading this thread, it would be safe to tell them to try your solution first, and mine only second. When I right-click and bring up the dialog again the Read-only attribute is still set???? You reckon that might work? Couldn't open Firefox as Parent. SayWhat wrote: I've just got my new Vista laptop and am having trouble with folder properties.
Though keeping it only secret will be like an ordinary hidden folder but if you make it system file and hide, it will totally disappear from the location. A value of False will clear the attribute. Thanks for your help when I worked with my notebook windows 8. Without a long course in Windows, understanding of this will be elusive. It looks like microsoft has again given out stuff before optimizing it. A check box at three states: Unchecked - Intermediate - Checked. That is how this object worked since the birth of Windows.
From an elevated command prompt run the following from within the folder you want to have no read-only attributes. I don't know why it decided to make the drive read-only all of a sudden, it was never that way before. However, I still can't change it to nothing empty nor read-only tick. It may contain customized views or themes, protected system files or folders. I started it yesterday afternoon and I had to keep my 'puter on all night but it just finished just a bit ago.
Rune the reg to enable. Click the Change Permissions button. Has anyone experienced the same problem? It's not something I do often, so I like the extra precaution. I've just got my new Vista laptop and am having trouble with folder properties. This will show few options, click Properties, the last one.
It's more an annoyance then an effect safety feature. So I've chosen one of the data partitions which is composed to several directories. Aaaand no files are actually read-only. The tool FileMenu you recommended is great because it shows the read-only attribute according to how you set it. Hide and Unhide Folders, Subfolders, and Files With Command Prompt 4.
For Special check 6 only. When done, close the Properties dialog. Although I've been retired for 11 years, people still pay me to consult on network issues both physical as well as access issues involving everything from basic to more sophisticated Active Directory Domain considerations involving robust Group Policy issues. It seems that this bug is effecting quite a few people and in all of a sudden. The read-only attribute in Folder Properties does not apply to folders.
It took care of the problem. And the motto is 'Don't believe all that you see. Change the permissions to Full Control, and the Apply to: box to This folder, subfolder, and files. Read about junction point folders like My Music. Probably the same thing that happened to you with OneDrive. If you have assign permissions to the folder, get access to Command Prompt with admin rights.
The command will print all the attributes for the file. And what's the use of disabling 'modern' apps if you use Classic Shell and don't see them at all unless you really want to. It is a must tool. I have also tried removing the read only attribute using the attrib command while running command prompt as and admin and it gives me the same problem. I might try copying everything out to my C:, formatting the E: then moving it all back. That has to be done from the Command Prompt. The state of the read only flag on a folder is meaningless, it exists only to allow you to reset the state of all files in the current directory or subdirectories if you so choose.