All Folders Marked "Read Only"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Lee Lord, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. Lee Lord

    Lee Lord Guest

    I've discovered in Vista that all my folders are marked read only. This is
    bothersome being that in the past I've used bat files to copy specific files
    to another area of my current hard drive and my external H.D. Being that the
    folders are read only I can no longer do this in Vista. How can I take away
    the "read only" attribute permanently? Using "properities" of the folders
    and unchecking and pressing apply does not work. Thank you for any
    Lee Lord, Jul 12, 2007
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    Terry R. Guest

    On 7/12/2007 11:12 AM On a whim, Lee Lord pounded out on the keyboard
    Hi Lee,

    Maybe you never checked prior to Vista, but it's the same in XP (right
    click on a folder and check Properties).

    If a user has permissions to a folder, you don't have to worry about
    what you "see".

    Terry R.

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    Terry R., Jul 12, 2007
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    dean-dean Guest

    An easy way to see the "real" attributes of a folder is to add the
    Attributes column in Windows Explorer.
    Note that, too, setting a folder to Read-only using the Properties dialog
    makes all the files in the folder read-only. Checking or un-checking
    Read-only does not affect the folder itself.
    dean-dean, Jul 12, 2007
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Lee.

    As Terry said, this is now "normal".

    You might want to read this KB article:
    You Cannot View or Change the Read-Only or System Attribute of Folders;EN-US;326549

    It doesn’t mention Vista, but I'm pretty sure it applies.

    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail beta in Vista Ultimate x64)
    R. C. White, Jul 12, 2007
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