"Read-only (Only applies to files in folder)" is grayed out

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by yawnmoth, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. yawnmoth

    yawnmoth Guest

    I write click on a folder and see that the "Read-only (Only applies to
    files in folder)" attribute is checked and grayed out. I uncheck it,
    click Apply, and leave the "Apple changes to this folder, subfolders
    and files" radio button clicked. I hit OK and a few minutes later all
    the permissions are supposedly updated. I then try to copy a file
    into a subfolder and... I can't. It's as though the folder, itself,
    is Read-only and that the "Read-only (Only applies to files in
    folder)" checkbox does indeed "only apply to files in folders" and not
    to folders, themselves.

    I go to a folder that has no subfolders in it and see that the "Read-
    only (Only applies to files in folder)" checkbox for that is grayed
    out and checked, as well. I uncheck it and right click and... it
    works. I right click on the parent directory (which contains no other
    subfolders) and do the same thing and... it's still grayed out.

    Any ideas?
     
    yawnmoth, Mar 29, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    This is not a chat room - read the answer I gave in the reply to your first
    post...
     
    Gordon, Mar 29, 2009
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  3. yawnmoth

    Gordon Guest


    Won't change anything - folders in Vista are always Read-Only. It doesn't
    affect anything inside the folders....
     
    Gordon, Mar 29, 2009
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    You're running in circles over something that does not exist. That attribute
    can only be applied to files and it's showing on a folder is inconsequential
    to the files within it.

    You can't change the attribute at the folder level because it doesn't exist.
    It appears there because a folder has been customized.

    Even though it appears on the folder, it does not apply to the files within
    it.

    More on this non-problem: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326549/
     
    Rick Rogers, Mar 29, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    Gordon, Mar 29, 2009
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  6. The Read-Only attribute does exist for folders. You just cannot modify it
    within Explorer. All the User Shell Folders in the Users folder has the
    Read Only attribute set, and I set it for all folder that I apply custom
    icons to, using desktop.ini files to point to the icon location.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome [KGB], Mar 30, 2009
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