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windows xp - read-only attribute

Question: windows xp - read-only attribute

I have a XP desktop which has c and d ( two partitions ).
C is Fat32, d is NTFS. All the folders in both the drives are set as read only by default.

If i create any folder and try to delete some file under it..it says access denied because the read-only attribute propagates to all the folders.

Though i change the attribute...they are set to read only automatically when i close and reopen windows explorer or if i go one level up/down the directory structure.
Tried changing the attributes by logging in as local administrator but no luck. Tried using dos attrib with -r and -s options but no go

checked the Security option but there is no "deny access". Please help.

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Answer: windows xp - read-only attribute

Try a system restore if you have encounter this problem last times.

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When I upgraded to Windows 10 it, in it's infinite wisdom, changed the name of "My Documents' folder to just 'Documents' and then made the C drive read-only. Now I have to save anything to another drive. I have tried about everything I could think of and then some, but nothing works. When I try to change it, the computer goes through the motions and a nice progress bar moves along and you think it is working. However when you check again, it has reverted back to read-only.

Has anyone experienced the same problem? Does anyone know how to make the change stick? Some of my programs don't have any way to change their download folder so now they won't work.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

grey
 

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I?m running a Visual Studio app that fails because the folder Temporary ASP.NET Files is Read-only. In Windows Explorer, there is a checkmark next to Read-only in the folder properties. However, it does not remain unchecked if I uncheck it, even though I?m an Administrator.

If I display the Attributes column in Windows Explorer the only attribute indicated for this folder is D (for Directory).

I also tried to display the folder attributes in a Command Prompt as an Administrator using the attrib command as follows:

c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727>attrib /d /s "Temporary ASP.NET Files"


This returns the following without indicating any attributes:

c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727>

The Read-only attribute reportedly can be removed through a command prompt by using the ?R parameter. I would rather not run this command though without first confirming that the Read-only attribute is enabled.

My question is this ? why would this folder have Read-only checked in the folder properties, but does not display this attribute in the Attributes column of Windows Explorer nor in a command prompt as described here?

Thanks.

Answer:Read-only Attribute for a Windows folder

Hi Bontrager,
Might be me but thats an OLD version of .Net, current version 4.6.X.
try updating to the current version, things might change,

Roy

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I have a laptop that is dieing so I burned all the pictures and music to a dvd-rw...now when I try to copy the pictures to my computer it says cannot read from the source file or disk????? they all say read only attribute?????I used vista home built in burning program
 

Answer:read only attribute

You get that message when trying to copy, or when trying to open the copied files? Read-only should not prevent files from being opened (read).
 

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I'm using a new computer; an HP running Vista. All my user files are on a portable hard drive. When plugged into the Vista PC my files are "read only". No matter what I do, that will not change. When plugged into my old XP PC they are NOT "read only".

I have "taken owership" for the folders and subfolders but that didn't change anything. I click on folder properties and click on "read only", give my permission to change that attribute, Vista scans all the folders and subfolder as though it's doing something, but when done, the folder is still marked "read only".

Please help me if you can!

Thanks much.

Brian
 

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On my file server, I have user directories setup. Each user has full control of their directory. But recently I noticed that people were having trouble copying files to them. I take a look at the folder properties and see they are read only, so I uncheck it. I go back and look again and it's rechecked. In the advanced properties its saying that rights are not inherited. So, I go up the file structure as far as I can and the same thing happens. The next level is the drive. The share permissions on the folders are set to Full Control. The check box for read only is greyed out, but I can uncheck it anyway.

Here is a layout of the setup.

f:\users\userfolder\personal
f:\users\userfolder\public

F: is shared administratively, so I can't do anything to the permissions there. We share the personal and public folders for each user. The user folder looks like it is inheriting the read only from somewhere, but I can't figure out where. The only thing above it is the drive.

Any ideas what's going on?

Answer:Read Only Attribute

mine are like that too....

I share the users folder like this:

landjr$

full control
then I add the user to the permissions
then they have access

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Hi.
I'm planning on transfering all data from one server to another. Both are 2003 server.
I've created 6 shared folders. These folders all have the read only attribute selected & its greyed out. I can un check the box, however it does not make the change and next time i view it its is set to read only.
Does anyone know how I can change this so that all my shares are not read only?

Thanks
Hermann

Answer:Read only attribute help

You'll have to change the share security.

Right click on the folders and select properties. Click on the sharing tab and then the Permissions button and change the permissions from read only to whatever you want. You may also need to change the permissions in the Security tab of the folder's properties (same window as when you clicked the sharing tab).

Try that out.

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I have searched and not found much to help. I cannot change the read only attribute. I right click on a folder and choose properties and remove the green scquare from the read only and click apply and go back in and it is still there. I tried a prog called attribute changer and that did nothing. I went in to regedit and changed a key that was stated at support microsoft. Can someone help me change these? Thanks.
Debbie
 

Answer:Read Only Attribute

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Before formatting my Hard Drive, I transferred data to a CD-R disc. I now want to transfer the data back to the H/D but I get a message telling me that the CD-R disc is Read Only and that I should remove the Read Only Attribute. How do I remove the Attribute? I used Roxio Easy CD Creator 6 Drag to Disc method, also using a Freecom 2 CD Writer. Can anyone help me please?

Answer:Getting rid of Read Only attribute from CD-R disc

A burned CD-R is, by definition, read only and all the files on it have this attribute set. When you copy them back to your hard drive, you have to change the attribute back to read/write.You can do this from a dos box, but the easiest may be to highlight all the files and, whilst still holding down the Shift or Control key, right-click on one of the files. Click Properties and untick the Read only box. Click on Apply, then OK.

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Hi everyone,How do I remove read only attribute in Vista and make my drive and folders to write? Is it possible to do it? How can it be done? Thank you everyone.

Answer:How do I remove read only attribute?

You can click right while mouse over a file and choose properties and see the read only check box. I recommend you only do it to personal files and not system files.here is some info on problems with read only files:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256614

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Hi Folks,

This is driving me mad...

Tried to edit some songs in iTunes 12 and couldn't.

Found that the 'My Music' folder (and also the iTunes and iTunes Media folders) have a 'Read Only' attribute which, even when cleared, re-sets itself immediately.

Have even gone into the folder properties > security tab to look at and change if necessary the permissions
on the folder.

Permissions for SYSTEM and my User Account are set to 'Full Control' and I changed 'WMPNetworkSvc' to 'Full Control' as well, however there are two other groups/user accounts - one which seems particularly suspect.

They are 'Home Users (Main-PC\Home Users)' and 'Account Unknown (S-1-5-21-3804351167-4107182424-2651067984-1004)' which both have only 'Read & Execute', 'List folder contents' and 'Read' set to 'Allow'

Could these be causing the problem?

As an aside - any idea what the 'Account Unknown' is?!?

Would it be OK to set the permissions of both of these groups/users to 'Full Control' - especially as I don't know what the 'Account Unknown' group/user is (and don't like the sound of it either).

Any help gratefully received.

Zaph

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Recently I formatted my hard drive and all my data was again copied from different Hard drive.I use win 7 ultimate .This has resulted in the READ only Tried using properties and attrib command, both failed. How do I change the files to read/write?
I have more than 300GB data.Whenever I try to edit any file I get message "save failed please check file is not opened in another programme" or I have to save with different name. please advise me how I change this.
Thanks

Answer:change Read only attribute

Hello Padasalgi,

As a test, use the tutorial below to add "Take Ownership" to your context menu. Take Ownership Shortcut
Afterwards, see if using it to Take Ownership of the drive and/or files/folders will allow you to save them as normal without having to rename them.

When you right click on an item and click on "Take Ownership", it sets the "Administrators" group as the owner of the item, and sets permissions to allow administrators "Full control" of the item.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I just upgraded to windows 7 64 bit from windows xp pro about 10 days ago and noticed that all of my folders are read only and i can not remove the attribute. i had this problem on xp as well but seems to be worse on windows 7. i did not reuse my old hard drive i installed a new WD caviar green 2 TB and installed windows 7 on it. I need to be able to transfer files and folders to a FTP server but it keeps on failing and retuning the message that i do not have permission to create the directory.

I have done the following to correct this problem:

1. Made sure I was the owner
2. made sure i have full permissions
3. created a new admin account to rule out a corrupt user account
4. used cmd prompt attrib commands
5. used check disk to rule out corrupt hard drive as well as used WD's hard drive check app

I read that this may have been caused by a update from Microsoft. what update caused the problem and can it be removed safely? I also have seen some people have used a script to over ride this problem but i can not find it. lastly i have seen that it could be a bios problem and that i need to update my bios, what is your opinion on this?

Answer:can not remove read only attribute

I may be wrong, but I believe this is a server side issue. It sounds like the FTP server has not stored permissions for your log on credentials to allow you to edit files.
If my pc was working properly I would try to replicate your problem, and see what I can find out.

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Hi Folks,

This is driving me mad...

Tried to edit some songs in iTunes 12 and couldn't.

Found that the 'My Music' folder (and also the iTunes and iTunes Media folders) have a 'Read Only' attribute which, even when cleared, re-sets itself immediately.

Have even gone into the folder properties > security tab to look at and change if necessary the permissions
on the folder.

Permissions for SYSTEM and my User Account are set to 'Full Control' and I changed 'WMPNetworkSvc' to 'Full Control' as well, however there are two other groups/user accounts - one which seems particularly suspect.

They are 'Home Users (Main-PC\Home Users)' and 'Account Unknown (S-1-5-21-3804351167-4107182424-2651067984-1004)' which both have only 'Read & Execute', 'List folder contents' and 'Read' set to 'Allow'

Could these be causing the problem?

As an aside - any idea what the 'Account Unknown' is?!?

Would it be OK to set the permissions of both of these groups/users to 'Full Control' - especially as I don't know what the 'Account Unknown' group/user is (and don't like the sound of it either).

Any help gratefully received.

Zaph

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Hi all, I'm new here so please excuse me if I'm posting incorrectly.. I have a laptop that came with vista home premium and I'm more familiar with the XP Pro environment. When I try to change the read only attribute in vista it won't allow me to. Is this Hidden admin account the only way to change access rights? Thanks for any clarification you might offer.
Ted

Answer:Change Read Only attribute

Originally Posted by ibted


Hi all, I'm new here so please excuse me if I'm posting incorrectly.. I have a laptop that came with vista home premium and I'm more familiar with the XP Pro environment. When I try to change the read only attribute in vista it won't allow me to. Is this Hidden admin account the only way to change access rights? Thanks for any clarification you might offer.
Ted




You could always change the attributes via a command line from an elevated command prompt.

Command line =
attrib "file" +r

+r will add the read only and -r will remove it

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I'm stumped on trying to remove the read-only attribute on a folder I created on the desktop..I've gone through the steps to take ownership (as far as I know) with no luck..Every time I right click on the folder and remove the read-only attribute, it always comes back...I'm trying to change the contents of the folder from a Windows XP computer on the network, but when I try to change anything it says the disk is write protected and I'm denied access. I assume "write protected" means that the read-only attribute is set and needs to be removed.

Answer:removing read-only attribute

check off, "allow network users to change my files" on the sharing tab of the properties dialog for the folder on the PC the folder resides on.

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From time to time I get this error message:Warning. Attribute raw read error rate changes from 88 to 86. Does this indicate a problem?

Answer:Attribute raw read error

This is a SMART error message and could indicate a Hard Drive problem.1) Backup all important data.2) Try a scan with HDTune click here Look at the Health Tab first to see if there are any warnings...

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I have about 1.2 Gb of data in various folders which I need to back up regularly, so I back up to CD-RW using Nero 5.5. However, I dread ever having to recover the data as the Read-only attribute of all the files, and there are hundreds of them, are set on by this back up process and would have to be set off after recovery before the files could be used.I have read in several places that, while backing up to CD-R sets the Read-only attribute on, backing up to CD-RW does NOT set it on. If only this would work for me, I would have a satisfactory back up policy.Does anyone out there know how I can prevent the Read-only attribute being set on when writing to CD-RW? If not, does anyone know how I can do a bulk reset once the files have been recovered to hard disk? I would, of course, prefer prevention to cure. My pc runs under Windows ME.

Answer:Back up to CD-RW: Read-only attribute

Read Only applies to CDRW as well.Next time you back up, put all the folders and files into one big folder.To restore, copy folder back to computer, right click folder, select Properties, and untick "Read-Only". Then you'll receive a prompt. Select apply changes to all subfolders and files, and click OK.Then move the individual files/folders to their proper places.

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I am unable to change the read-only attribute on any of my folders or files. When I look at the properties, the read-only attribute has a green block inside the box instead of a green check. There are three options (instead of two) - green check, no green check or green box. Does anyone know what this box means and how to change this attribute? It will allow me clear the green box, but when I look at the properties again, it is back there. I am logged in as an Administrator and have downloaded SP2. Any help would be extremely appreciated. Confused in Hurricane country!
 

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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?

Answer:Can't uncheck read-only attribute

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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Im trying to find out more or less how to burn cds without the read only attribute to conserve CDs Does anyone know if this is possible or not? if possible then how do you do it?Thanks in advance -Commander Gman

Answer:Burning Cds Without The Read Only Attribute

If you use plain ol' cd-r's, file attributes are always burned as read only.
To preserve file attributes, there are alternatives.
Use cd-rw disks.
Use packet writing software. (i.e., incd, etc)
Zip them up before you burn.
Buy a Mac.

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I have a set of empty skinned folders that I often copy around to my various partitions to house particular types of files. I like the different colors for easy file-type recognition.

I keep them in a folder called "Folder Prototypes_All" on my F: drive. The folder "Folder Prototypes_All" is marked read-only and each of the skinned folders within is marked read-only.

Win Xp Pro (my OS) gives me a warning if I accidentally try to delete one of them but I want to disable moving them. Dragging and dropping between partitions copies rather than moves the files. My problem is when trying to drag and drop one of my read-only prototypes to a new location on the original F: drive. The prototype is simply moved rather than copied. I thought read-only meant read-only!?? I want XP to copy the read-only file to the new location even though it is on the same partition. Is this possible?

Thanks for any suggestions.
 

Answer:Read-Only Attribute Question

You ever notice the sidebar in Windows Explorer? Click on a folder, then look in the sidebar under "File and Folder Tasks". There'll be a "Copy This Folder" button.
 

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Hi,

I'm using a Windows 7 PC. I have several files that I edit regularly (e.g. doc, docx, rtf, xls, xlsx, csv, mmp, mmap, pwa, etc.), but when I try to save them, I get a message saying that they're read only and can't be saved, so I have to save a copy, then delete the original and rename the copy. When I right click the files and go to Properties it says they aren't read only. When I right click the folders they're in and go to Properties it says they are read only, but if I uncheck the box and click apply, although it appears to work, the next time I look they're read only again.

Please can someone tell me how to stop my files from being read only so that I can edit and save them normally?

Thank you,
Joe
 

Answer:Removing Read Only Attribute

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HelloI have a problem with Ducuments which are 'read-only'I untick the tick in the box= tick apply then Ok, but when I look again the documents attributes still has a tick in the 'read-only' boxAny ideas pleasegel

Answer:'READ ONLY' HOW DO I CHANGE THE ATTRIBUTE ?'

Is the problem with email attachments or files on cd? If so, save them to My Documents or somewhere on your hard drive and they should no longer be 'read only'.

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Hi,
 
I'm using a Windows 7 PC. I have several files that I edit regularly, but when I try to save them, I get a message saying that they're read only and can't be saved, so I have to save a copy, then delete the original and rename the copy. When I right click the files and go to Properties it says they aren't read only. When I right click the folders they're in and go to Properties it says they are read only, but if I uncheck the box and click apply, although it appears to work, the next time I look they're read only again.
 
Please can someone tell me how to stop my files from being read only so that I can edit and save them normally?
 
Thank you,
Joe

Answer:Removing Read Only Attribute

What file types are you referring to?
 
Louis

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Sorry if this has been brought up a million times, but I did a search and the forums just freeze while loading. Might be my Chrome extensions.I'm using Windows 8.1 with McAfee SecurityCenter and I am unable to disable the read-only attribute on a folder. I have tried moving the folder out of program files, I have tried running the attribute -r command, I have tried changing permissions, adding permissions, editing the registry for Windows Explorer, and allowing full control for all groups and users. The stubborn thing will not go away. I have disabled it before on every version of Windows before without any trouble, but Windows 8 is out of hand with this security.I'm trying to run a program but it keeps crashing because it is unable to create files within the folder.Are their any methods for turning read-only off when all of these have failed?Any help is appreciated.

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Recently (probably following a Windows 2000 update) I am getting periodic 'Attribute Raw Read Error' messages with the error rate changing from 63 to 64 (or similar numbers in the 60's) and back again.Everything seems to continue to work OK, so I'd like to know what the error rates relate to and how I stop the messages appearing!All suggestions welcome.Tallboy

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Hi TallboyI don't want to be the bringer of bad news, but it could be a sign of an impending Hard Disk failiure. The only info I can find on this relates to SMART hard drives (this is a system where the hard drive tells the computer how healthy it is).From the details at this site:-click hereand this site:-click hereIt might be a red herring, but worthwhile investigating - any suggestions from elsewhere?All the [email protected]

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I can't remove the Read Only attribute from my files. I went to the command line and entered:

attrib -R *.*

figuring that'd clear it for all the files in that folder, but it made no difference at all. What the heck is going on? Why would Win 7 set this bit anyway? This is causing a good deal of problems for me because the folder is now read only so I can't restore to it. This is a nightmare.

Answer:Stubborn Read Only Attribute

Hello slide,

Just to verify, if the Read-only box doesn't have a check mark in it, the item is not set as read-only. See the blue note box at the top of the tutorial below to see if it may apply here.

Read-only File and Folder Attribute

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Things I have tried:

1) Enabled hidden administrator logon and logged onto it.
2) Edited user permission for entire drive and set to 'full control'
3) verified the folder is not locked/in-use even deleted it and then restored

Still has the stupid 'read only' box checked when you hit Properties. I am updating Starcraft 2 and get a file creation error during patching. The read only setting is the only thing I can think to change other than full uninstall -> reinstall.

edit: Just tried doing it in elevated command prompt and the R flag for readonly is not present at all even looking all sub-folders with the /S switch. So apparently its not read only but explorer is noting it so in 'properties' ... very strange.

Answer:Can't remove 'read-only' attribute from a folder

Hello Joe,

Is the read only box actually checked, or is it blue? If blue, then it is not read only.

Read-only File and Folder Attribute

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Hi all.
I have troubles with the read-only attribute of folders.

I create folders and they are read-only by default. When I uncheck the read-only attribute it appears to obay my command but further inspection aftewards reveals that nothing has really happened.

I am the owner, I give to myself full rights but I cannot gain control on this feature.

It's very frustrating as I cannot edit the files in these folders.

I checked the web and found some pruposed solutions like using the dos attrib command but... no luck.

I'd appreciate any suggestions.
Thanks

Answer:cannot uncheck folders' read-only attribute

Hello Skylos,

Double check using the tutorial below to see if it may help. In Windows, folders cannot be set as read-only. Only the files in the folders can be.

If the box is blue , then it's a default neutral setting that is always displayed. For a folder, it means all files in the folder not to be set as read-only.

Read-only File and Folder Attribute
Did you also take ownership of and set your account "Full control" of the files in the folder?

Take Ownership of file

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have an error message which I do not understand. It reads 'Attribute Raw Read Error rate changes from 65-66.' What does this mean? Should I do anything?ThanksElizabeth

Answer:Error message 'Attribute Raw Read . . .'

Errors on a disc surface(could be your hard drive or a cd\dvd) run scandisk

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Hi everyone,

How do I remove read only attribute in Vista and make my drive and folders to write? Is it possible to do it? How can it be done? Thank you everyone.
 

Answer:How do I remove read only attribute in Vista?

Check out this utility. Works great on my Vista Home Prem.

http://davidcrowell.com/croa/
 

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I have a bunch of mp3's on an external drive. I also have said mp3's backed up to dvdrw's. It has been a while since I worked on my music collection and have just started again.The first thing I wanted to do was to do a comparison of what is on the external drive vs what is on the dvdrw's. In this process I determined there we differences but it seems to be only related to the format of the file name (" - " vs "-"). Together with batch and perl I wrote a script to rename the files on the dvdrw. Things were going great. I had done files in about 10 folders when all of a sudden I got to a folder where I could not rename the file. I tried doing it manually and got the same 'access denied error'. Looking at the properties I see the file is read only. I tried removing the attribute but when I click apply I again get an access denied message. I tried using attrib in command window but get the same thing.For curiosity I tried to change a file back that previously had worked, and now it is read only and can't be changed either.Any suggestions?

Answer:unable to remove read only attribute

Interesting enough I just took the problem DVDRW out of the drive and later put it back in and it asked me of I wanted to scan and fix the DVD RW Drive.

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Hello:

Actually the title above doesn't due this problem justice.

I have a 1.5 yr. old ASUS notebook which has been upgraded from the initial WIN8.0 to 8.1 and then to PRO several months ago. The PRO was done in an attempt to install the encryption technology, Bitlocker. Shortly after the install of Bitlocker, I found it would not work and traced it back to a discussion with ASUS who said this particular notebook was not built with the ability to be encrypted. (This is the second notebook/laptop in several months that I ran across this!) In any case, Bitlocker is not turned on anywhere, and unfortunately, I can't find any tool to remove it from my harddrive as of yet. I only mention this as a possible bearing on the issue since apparently it embeds itself in the root directory, if I am correct. This problem recently started for some unknown reason I can't contribute anything to.

My drive D: is an extension on the physical drive. When I try to manipulate and files or folders, it comes up with "the media is read only" or "the disk is write protected" all dependent on what I am trying to do and what application is open. It will, of course, allow me to copy files to C:.
I have tried the following:
-CHKDSK which found nothing
-FILE CHECKER which found nothing
-PERMISSIONS checked and everyone and everything has full permissions
-DISKPART/ATTRIBUTES ran to check everything and according to the attributes on this volume, there is NO READONLY! I ran the CLEAN... Read more

Answer:My Drive D: is locked into an attribute of Read-Only

Shot in the dark here, this site shows how to remove Bitlocker although written for Win 7, it should work in Win 8

how to remove bitlocker

Also any help here

Unlock a BitLocker-protected drive - Windows Help

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Hello again,
 
Actually, the problem began when I tried to download some stuff on Chrome and always got a message more or less like "Download failed-error".
 
I reported this to Chrome and hope they will give me an answer whenever. Maybe you people might give me a hand with this.
 
Because of this I switched to Firefox, who is configured - just like Chrome - to place my downloads in my folder D:\Downloads.
 
After three tries nothing happened. I had two .exe files in the folder but that should not be the cause of the problem.
 
Looking around, I found Firefox had saved my downloads in C:\Users\Ernesto\Downloads
 
I cut the files to paste them in downloads, but was not allowed because the D:\Downloads folder miraculously transformed (or should I say transubstantiated) into a read-only folder and did not allow me to paste my downloads there.
 
Frankly, I don't know how these things happen. But, oh well. So I ran the command
attrib -h -r -s /s /d D:\Downloads\*.*
 
To my surprise I got the reply that the whatchamacallit system could not change the attributes of each of the files inside the folder.
 
These were (and still are - and work perfectly from the now "read only" folder) AdwCleaner.exe and sd5_setup.exe
 
So I repeated the same operation but, instead of the *.* at the end, I put the name of each file. So this was a two commands operation.
 
Now, that didn't work either. The "you know who" said "I cannot change the att... Read more

Answer:REMOVE READ-ONLY ATTRIBUTE FROM FOLDER

Surprise, surprise !
I just discovered that all my folders are now read-only
I think we're going to have a party!

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I have an executable file, which is a windows service. Now I cannot start it from service control management panel. I am the administrator. I guess the readonly attribute effects it. I found that the folder is readonly. I unclick it and apply it and click OK button. However next time when I look at the attribute again, its attribute goes back to readonly again. Why?

Windows 7 64-bit professional edition.

Answer:Remove read only attribute of folder.

What is the name of the service? What error message when you (try to) start it?

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Hi,

I have some folder which, when i right click on them and change the attributes to not 'read only', and it follows by asking do you want all folders and subfolder included in this change, and I indicate yes. It then goes through the process of changing all the file attributes. When I again right click on the folder, it indicates that there are still read only files in the folder.

What's up with that? And, How do I fix it?

Thanks.

Answer:I Changed The Folder Attribute To Not 'read Only'

See if this helps:How to set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions in Windows XP

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I've had this problem for a while now. I'm using Windows 7.
Most of the locations on my computer are set to read only. If I try to save something it usually doesn't work, unless I save it to my desktop, open the location I want to save it to in windows explorer, and move it there, at which point it will tell me that I need administrator permission to move the file there, and I have to click "allow." This affects a lot of my programs in various ways. Chrome stopped recording my internet history, (I assume because it can't save the history to whatever location it goes to), I can't use LifeFrame to record video or take pictures or anything like that, (again, I assume because the folder it saves to is in read only mode), and a lot of other stupid things.

If I right click and go to "Properties" and uncheck read only mode and then click ok, it doesn't work. If I go to properties again I can see that it hasn't changed.
I looked on the internet somewhere and it said to use the command prompt to do something like "-r +s c:\blah\blah\etc." I played around with that and it was also unhelpful. When I ran the command prompt normally, it told me that access was denied, and when I right-clicked and ran as administrator, it didn't give me an error message of any kind, but it still failed to change the folder from read only mode.

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Answer:Can't remove read only attribute from folders

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hello,

i have shared a folder on my desktop and i was trying to copy a file from my laptop to the shared drive on my desktop by using my laptop(kind of kile pushing the file onto the desktop). i got the error message "cannot create or replace file: access is denied. make sure the disk is not full or weite-protected and that the file is not currently in use."

i checked the attribute of the folder on the desktop and it turns out that it is read only, i tried to change the read only attribute but when i hit apply the read only attribute comes back. why is this?

i can pull files (copy) from the laptop onto the desktop. so i guess the read only attribute does not apply for copying the files to

Answer:trying to change read only attribute of folder

Under sharing, you need to check 'allow other users to change files in the folder'

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Hi,I am facing a problem with directory attribute. I have a script that creates a sub-directory inside a given dir. For example, the script creates directory 'auto' inside G:\root\The script then tries to MOVE a directory from a given location to G:\root\auto\The problem is that when it tries to perform the MOVE operation, it gets ?Access Denied? message. After some investigation, I found that the issue was with the parent directory G:\root. If I unset the Read-only attribute of only the G:\root folder ('auto' directory?s attribute is left as it is), the script successfully performs the MOVE operation.This script worked fine when I executed it for the first time. As this script is scheduled to run twice a day, I noticed that the script was failing at the MOVE operation every time.I am not sure why this is happening. :( This is weird for me because the issue seems to be with the parent folder and not the child folder that is actually getting created. Is there any way to rectify this behaviour? I am not sure whether ATTRIB command will work. I have to try it out.Any suggestions?Regards,GC

Answer:How to unset Read-only attribute of directory

The ATTRIB command should work.ATTRIB g:\root -r should do it.However, once the read only attribute is removed it should stay that way till something else changes it.Stuart

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I have saved some data onto a CDRW however the drive states that the files cannot be copied or moved to or from the drive. The answer is probably really easy -however I'm stumped. I've gone into the properties of the CDRW and changed the read only attribue but it appears to default to this setting. Any ideas?

Answer:CD Rom drive states read only attribute

Right click the file, select copy and then paste it to the destinationNow right click the file you have copied to the hard drive and select properties and untick the read only

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Having transferred a number of jpeg files from the SD card on my digital camera to a folder in "My Pictures", I find that they all have a "Read Only" attribute. This prevents me transfering them to DVD for storage/backup, although I can open all files in Paint Shop Pro for adjusting colours, cropping etc, and save them in their modified state. The attributes section of the properties box only has 'Read Only' and 'Hidden' boxes, with the 'Read Only' box checked. Clicking on this box removes the green check dot, and after clicking 'Apply' and 'OK', all appears well - until opening the properties box again, when the 'Read Only' box has become checked once again.How can I alter the file / folder attrtbute from 'Read Only'. I am using XP Pro SP2 Build 2600. PLEASE HELP if you can, as this is driving me crazy. Thanks in anticipation of your help.

Answer:HELP -How to change 'Read Only' attribute to files

Make sure that the folder in which you are storing the files isn't inheriting the "Read Only" attribute from its parent folder.When you set a folder's attributes in XP, you are usually given the option of applying the setting to all sub-folders and files too. If this option has been used, you need to go back up to the top level of the folder hierarchy to remove the setting, otherwise, as you've found, it will be reinstated.

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Hey, for some reason I can't remove the read only setting from my folders, can't figure out why and using DOS didn't work...

"attrib -R filename /S" anything wrong with that?

Anyway, yeah... Anyone know why I can't remove the read only attribute?

Answer:Can't remove read only attribute for folder!

You could try this little program.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/moveonboot.html

Let me know if it works..

Smeg

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In windows xp home edition I cannot remove the read only attribute for folders. I uncheck the tick box, it appears to change the attribute but when I look at the properties again the attribute has gone back to read only. This does of course prevent me from deleting unwanted folders which is a pain when doing a bit of housekeeping.

Answer:Cannot unset read only folder attribute

I don't use XP show I'm going to show my ignorance here, do you have to be signed in as administrator to change those settings?

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When I have to write to a sub-folder in either Program Files or Program Files (x86) and regardless if I turn off Read-Only attribute for the folder, the folder attribute always reverts back to Read Only toggled on within a Standard Account even though I'm prompt for the Admin password, it doesn't enable to write to the folder within Program Files or Program Files (x86) ?

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My goal: copy or burn Excel files to CD for daily work w/capability of same CD updating HD
My system: WinXP/Home on 2 CPU's, 1 monitor
My reason: safety, I work/store biz files on CPU w/o internet
My issue: need to permanently remove 'read-only' attribute from Excel files.
What I've tried: Run: regedit, HKey_Local_Machine>System>CurrentControlSet>Control>Class, Select folder 4D36E965-E325 on both CPU's. down to 8 folders on each but still get 'read-only'. I've read all threads with other suggestions for this issue but am now totally confused. any/all assistance appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Excel - Remove Read Only Attribute

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Hello everybody,

I have a problem with the C:\Programs Files and C:\Program Files (x86) folders under W7 RC 64bit:
these folder have the read-only attribute set on and I can't unset it.

Whenever I tried to unset this attribuite even if W7 seems to comply the folders actually remain in the read-only mode.

Is there a way to unset this attribute?
I need to do that at least for a subfolder, since this contains a program which modifies files every time you open it.

KEB

Answer:How do I unset the Program folder read-only attribute?

I think this is s security setting and cant be changed.
I would give the program that keeps changing things Admin rights when it runs inside of the compatibility tab and see if that works before removing the read-only attribute in the Program folder.

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I believe there's a bug in Western Digital's Dataguard Diagnostics.

Raw Read Error Rate
Threshold: 51
Value: 200
Worst: 1
Data: 0

Those values are shown in Western Digital's Dataguard Diagnostics and Everest. However, the Raw Read Error Rate fails Western Digital's SMART test but is OK: normal according to Everest. The Value 200 is well above the Threshold 51, my hard drive passed Western Digital's Quick and Extended Test, and there's no sign of hard drive failure: warnings or errors. All this has me believe it's a Western Digital Dataguard Diagnostics bug. I don't put much in to SMART's below-70 accuracy rate, but the fail worries me. If you know anything about SMART, what do you think?
 

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I've been working on some 3d work. Tried to save a file and the program crashed saying it didn't have access to a particular folder (after months of working in the same folder btw). So I checked out the folder and it has a 'read only' attribute. Even if I de-check the 'read only' (using the highest level parent and all its subs/files)....it has the 'read only' attribute back again when I directly re-open the properties. I've tried restarting my pc, but same deal.

Any ideas why? I haven't installed anything in weeks.

Answer:All folders & subs suddenly have 'read only' attribute

Hello BleepingCrazy,

Just to point out, folders themselves cannot be marked as read-only. When read-only is checked on a folder's properties page, read-only is applied to all of the files in the folder instead. You could try Option two in METHOD TWO of the tutorial below to remove the read-only attribute to see if that may help.Read-only File and Folder Attribute
How does it work if you use run as administrator on the program?

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, Whenever I write to a CD RW disc it save no problem, however, it saves with the read-only attribute in place and I can't remove it. I have documents on the disc which are updated on a regular basis, so I need to know how to prevent files being copied with this attribute.
thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Read-only attribute removal on CDrom

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Hi everybody,

Today I was trying to create a VirtualBox VM that had direct access to a partition which is the only one on its disk. This partition contains non-OS-specific data (including documents and music). The guest OS is Xubuntu and the host OS is Windows 7.

I succeeded in making the disk image for this configuration, only when I tried to write to it from Xubuntu it didn't save the changes (I couldn't see the changes in Windows 7 when I checked out that same partition). I investigated the problem and I found a solution on the internet: I needed to take the disk with the partition on it offline and then clear the "read only" attribute.

The solution involved using the DiskPart utility to perform those steps. I tried to take the disk offline (with Administrator access), but DiskPart gave the following error: "Disk attributes may not be changed on the current system disk or BIOS disk 0." This is strange since that disk isn't actually a system partition: it boots from C: which is where Windows itself is installed.

I ran Disk Manager, and it looked like this:

So it appears a tiny 100MB partition has been added to my second disk, which is the disk containing E: which I want to be able to access from within the VirtualBox VM.

So, I have the following questions:
Is that 100MB partition the reason it won't work?
If so, do I need this partition?
If so, is there a way to move it to my first disk without breaking my Windows installati... Read more

Answer:I can't take my non-system disk offline to remove its read-only attribute

Just set up E: as a shared folder in VirtualBox. You don't take anything offline, and i highly doubt the entire drive is "read only".

http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch04.html#sharedfolders
 

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Removing the Read-Only attribute from an Excel 2010 spreadsheet?

Hello folks,

Have all a nice Sunday.
Yes, how do I remove the "Read-Only" attribute from an Excel 2010 spreadsheet?
OS Win8.1 PRO 64bits.
Thanks for any clue.

Cheers,
Flores

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This just happened in the last week. I have an external hard drive where I keep all my data. Suddenly I am now unable to save, move, delete, etc. I am administrator as well as owner of the files that are being affected...everything on my external. I do not know how or why this read only attribute got applied to my J: drive but I have tried everything that I've read in your forum and I dont know what else to do.
Why would the computer apply read only to an external? It wasn't there last week, I've never had this problem. I first tried the windows route to change permissions and such, failed, then i used the elevated command prompt and attrib variations that should have corrected the situation, failed. The last thing I got before i was forced to quit trying for the moment is when i applied the attrib cmds to all subfiles and folders; at first it said something about hidden files so i placed the -H in front and suddenly the screen was filling with all of the file on the external, but saying that it could not access the files.....bottom line is that i got down as far as i've been able to figure out by reading the posts here and the last thing that happened was that it finally was able to get to the files but came back with "access denied" on every file and folderl
Can anyone think of why this could happen to an external and if there is some way to repair it? I have already tried copy/paste into another location yet still the read only square is there.
Please help. Th... Read more

Answer:Read Only Attribute applied to my external, cmd = 'access denied'

Hello PhoenixRising1, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you are able to access the external drive after taking ownership of it and its content.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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When i create a new folder it automatically sets the read only attribute, if i try and turn it off it just turns back on again.

I have tried using command prompt to disable it as well as playing with the security settings and account permissions.

does any one have any ideas?

Answer:File and Folder Read only attribute wont disable

1. First question, why are you trying to do it?

2. look here:
Unable to remove Read-Only attribute from folder
You cannot view or change the Read-only or the System attributes of folders in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows Vista or in Windows 7






Quote:
To view or to remove the Read-only or the System attributes of folders in Windows Vista or Windows 7
Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER..
To view the syntax for the Attrib command, type attrib /? at the command prompt.
To remove the Read-only attribute and to set the System attribute, use the following command:
attrib -r +s drive:\<path>\<foldername>
For example, to remove the Read-only attribute and to set the System attribute for the C:\Test folder, use the following command:
attrib -r +s c:\test
Be aware that some programs may not operate correctly with folders for which the System attribute and the Read-only attribute are set. Therefore, use the following command to remove these attributes:
attrib -r -s drive:\<path>\<foldername>
For example, to remove both the Read-only and the System attributes from the C:\Test folder, use the following command:
attrib -r -s c:\test
If the Run command is not listed on the Start menu, do the following:
Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Run..


note: Open cmd with run as administrator

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Hello guys,

Yes I know it is a silly question, but what is the syntax for removing the read-only attribute of an Excel file, say abcd.xlsx file?
The address of the example is, c:\documents\spreadsheets\abcd.xlsx.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Regards,
Flores

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This just happened in the last week. I have an external hard drive where I keep all my data. Suddenly I am now unable to save, move, delete, etc. I am administrator as well as owner of the files that are being affected...everything on my external. I do not know how or why this read only attribute got applied to my J: drive but I have tried everything that I've read in your forum and I dont know what else to do.
Why would the computer apply read only to an external? It wasn't there last week, I've never had this problem. I first tried the windows route to change permissions and such, failed, then i used the elevated command prompt and attrib variations that should have corrected the situation, failed. The last thing I got before i was forced to quit trying for the moment is when i applied the attrib cmds to all subfiles and folders; at first it said something about hidden files so i placed the -H in front and suddenly the screen was filling with all of the file on the external, but saying that it could not access the files.....bottom line is that i got down as far as i've been able to figure out by reading the posts here and the last thing that happened was that it finally was able to get to the files but came back with "access denied" on every file and folderl
Can anyone think of why this could happen to an external and if there is some way to repair it? I have already tried copy/paste into another location yet still the read only square is there.
Please help. Th... Read more

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My word 2007 files have suddenly become 'read only'. Or rather, the files are not read only according to their properties but the folders that they are in are. If I try to change the folder attributes through 'properties', it allows me to do so but instantly returns to read only. I can't save anything without it becoming read only. A search on the internet for this problem gives some registry tweaks but I don't really want to do that if there is a simple solution. Anybody got any?Thanks.

Answer:Change 'read only' attribute Word 2007 / Vista

Try Take Ownership click here

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Due to some virus my some files got hidden with System Files properties.
After I select option "Show Hidden Files and Folders" my files are shown only if I uncheck the "Hide protected operating system files" in Folder Option.

So how can I change properties of My Files to cancel Hidden option???

how to make my files attributes normal from System files??
 

Answer:Change System File Hidden attribute to Normal File attribute

Click Start->Run
type cmd

attrib -S C:\1.txt

attrib is keyword to set attribute
-S if for to remove System Attribute

For more info:
http://www.easydos.com/attrib.html
 

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Hello,

I can't remove "read only" attribute from any folder. In all folder, "read only" attribute is checked. But when I tried to unchecked "read only" and applying OK, then it becomes as previous. Even I have restored my system , but it not working properly.

How can i solve this problem? How can remove check the "read only" attribute??


Thanks
Saikat

Answer:Can't remove "read only" attribute

Hi jobs3saikat and welcome to SF

Are you saying that the hidden attribut is actually set?
Or is it just "hilighted" like in my screen shot.
Can you actually copy files into one of those folders and can you open one such file, alter it and successfully save it back?
(Like creating some random text file, load it in notepad, change something and save it back without error message)

-DG

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Windows 7 will delete "Read-Only" files without providing any warning (unlike XP).
Windows Media Player 12 will overwrite files which have the "Read-Only" attribute set.

Does anyone know how to make Windows 7 (& WMP) obey the "Read-Only" attribute on files?

Answer:"Read-Only" File Attribute

Hi lehnerus2000,

1) Read-only files can't be modified, but they can be copied, moved, renamed, or deleted. You can make a secure private folder which is inaccessible and undeletable. There are detailed instructions on Make Folder Inaccessible and Undeletable.

2)For WMP, go through the following page, theres a nice discussion about stopping WMP from overwriting jpgs.
Hydrogenaudio Forums > WMP and Folder.jpg being overwritten

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At times, Windows decides I should have image attribute columns in certain folders (size, date taken, etc). I can turn them off by going to a folder without them and clicking on the button that applies settings to all folders. But is there a way to stop them from coming back?
 

Answer:Windows Explorer shows image attribute columns...

Right click > view > select the view you want. Then click tools > folder options > view tab > put a check in Remember each folder's view settings and click ok.
 

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Hi All

I used the files and folders Encrypt attribute: "Properties>General>Encrypt contents to secure data"
to encrypt a folder and all its contents. The folder and all its contents are green of colour. Now this is on the D-drive. I formatted my windows C drive and now I cannot access any of the files inside the encrypted folder.

I try setting permissions but they are set for administrators and I'm an administrator. How do I decrypt them?

Thank you
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Folder Encrypt Attribute - How to Decrypt?

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I have zazillions of document files stored under the name of "Document Database"

Under this "Document Database" there are about 20 other folders within..

Within those 20 folders there are yet another folders averaging about 5.

The reason why I'm describing the file structure is because this is very important to the problem I'm having right now..

Stupid windows security attribute (no idea how to properly name it) prevents me from copying files UNLESS I get the "owner" and add account to the file as "everyone" so everyone has access to copy,delete,move, ect ect..

Unfortunately, I can't just do this with my MAIN "Document Database" folder to let other subdirectories to have the same effect.

This means that I have to do this "security attribute removing procedure" with every subdirectories I have under "Document Database."

Now, I'm not XP Pro expert so I don't know how I'm suppose to do this without manually re-assigning every directories..

Can you guys lend me some hand here so I don't have to spend 10 hrs adding new account to my files?
 

Answer:Stupid Windows Security Attribute prevents me from copying my documents...

Code:
chmod -R 777 parent_directory


But on a more serious note, perhaps there is a command in windows that is similar to chmod? perhaps one that can work recursively. I don't know, but perhaps some of the windows gurus here know of a command line permissions tool that can operate recursively.
 

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Is Windows 7.0 sometimes unable to display a folder that has attribute="hidden"?

A tool associated with Visual Build Pro 8.7 called "Enhanced Zip" seems to be stripping away the "hidden" attribute of an attribute="hidden" folder, after the folder has been added to a zip file.

We are uncertain if "Enhanced Zip" is bugged, and is "un-hiding" folders with attribute="hidden", or if the zipped folder retains attribute="hidden" but Windows 7.0 mistakenly displays it as "Non-Hidden", when you look at the folder's Properties.

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A search for how to hide a folder (and subfolders and content) shows 3d party software, or using the hidden attribute in Windows itself. Putting aside 3d party stuff for now what I came upon was this method:
From cmd. Type ?CD C:abcd? (replace ?abcd? with the name of the folder you want to hide.)2. Now type ?attrib file +s +h? and replace ?file? with the name of the actual file name you would like to hide.

I tried this method which seemed ideal to me and nothing happened at all I could still see my folder. I assumed using ?attrib file +s +h" without the quotes but with spaces shown

Here's what's important: what happens to the hidden folder when i delete a visible folder above it in the folder tree? Will the hidden folder be backed up? Will it be scanned by my AV program? Can the files in the folder be recovered in an emergency such as a system crash?

Also: The hidden file attribute can not be used everything must be visible and accessible except for the hidden folder.
And here's something which I would like but which may not be possible. The folder in question (with other folders within it) is huge about 700GB. Assuming that on the drive where this 700GB folder sits are other folders totaling 50GB. In a 1TB drive this means there is now about 250GB free space. Would it be possible, once hidden, for the drive to show it actually has 950GB free space. In other words if the folder is hidden but one sees that there is only 250GB of free space left then this could rai... Read more

Answer:How2 hide a folder without using the Windows "hidden" attribute and...

Hi,

Just to be clear, the attrib MyFile +s +h command will flag the file MyFile as a Hidden (+h) and System (+s) file.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by pintree3


what happens to the hidden folder when i delete a visible folder above it in the folder tree?


A hidden folder will be treated like any other ordinary folder and will be deleted similarly. However, attempting to delete a System flagged file/folder will result in Explorer prompting confirmation before deletion of that file/folder.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by pintree3


Will the hidden folder be backed up?


Usually that is the case. It depends on what backup software you use. I know SyncToy does backup hidden/system files and folders.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by pintree3


Will it be scanned by my AV program?


Definitely. For obvious reasons.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by pintree3


Can the files in the folder be recovered in an emergency such as a system crash?


If you can recover ordinary, non-hidden files/folders you sure can recover hidden/system files and folders.
Think of file attributes as indicators that Explorer uses to modify how it shows or treats items.

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Here is a link to the EULA for Vista. Pay special attention to section 6. Look what windows defender can do!

http://download.microsoft.com/docume...9cf5105718.pdf

Answer:Vista Eula Link Must Read!!! Read About What Windows Defender Will Do To You!

Nice. I had scrutinized it hard enough already with a steel hat, so I'm still safe.

Hehe, Veesta is a beast! Most corps, even NIST, MIT, UDoD and ASUS as the largest MB MFG detests it. Not fit for mass consumption eh.

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The computer whirs & loads media cds, nothing happens, the device manager is listed aslite-on DVDRW SHW-16358.This is a newer Gateway pc I transferred data to, from my old one. From XP to 7.

Answer:Is it my pc, or Windows 7? Wont read media, but will read music cds

How old is the Optical drive ? ?They fail...and they dont build them like they used to.QuoteThis is a newer Gateway pc I transferred data to, from my old one. From XP to 7.Also the above is unclear...are you saying you installed Win7 to this Gateway ? ?If so did you remember to DLoad and install the Win7 drivers for the PC ? ?

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Does anyone know what the "O" file attribute is? This attribute started appearing on the file servers at work recently. A little black symbol is also attached to the file's icon.

Answer:"O" file attribute in Windows XP

Files scheduled for offline synchronisation, perhaps?  Where are you seeing this 'O' attribute?

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Question: attribute

i keep geting this coming up on my screen any ideas as what to doATTRIBUTE SEEK ERROR RATE CHANGE FROM 100 TO 200. WITH A BLACK EXCLAMATION MARK IN A YELLOW TRIANGLE.MIKE

Answer:attribute

im not sure but it sounds like S.M.A.R.T. is trying to tell you something.and it doesnt sound good to me.have you run scandisk?

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Question: attribute?

when using my pc i keep getting this coming up on scren 'attribute seek error chages from 200 to 100'some times the numbers change to '100 to 200'. to clear it i have to click the 'ok' buttonany body out there got any info for me on this,iwould be very greatfull.

Answer:attribute?

can you tell us your rough computer specs, operating system and the full error message displayed on screen? when it happens, does it happen when opening a certain application, game or when starting up windows etc? may help if you can give us some more info please.

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Question: Solved: attribute

Win 7 has mysteriously added read only attribute to all folders on all my drives. It even adds that attribute to newly created files. Even though I am logged in as admin, I cannot remove this read only attribute?

HELP!

Thanks,

John
 

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how can i read pwd lastset attribute in AD? the value is 128034390443885351

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Question: action attribute

what is the advantage of action attribute, if i use other than form element , and where i can use it in my code
 

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windows xp. system ran fine till i downloaded some pictures from a data card for my niece. now everytime i restart chkdsk runs, stage 1&2 are fine then security descriptors finds a unreadable data stream it tries to rewrite but says" unable to write attribute 128 of file 9". system then finish's boot and runs fairly well except for some minor display issues(display is partially blacked out in header area). help!!!!!!
 

Answer:attribute 128 of file 9

At the command prompt you could try:

chkdsk c: /r

See if that changes anything.
 

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For some odd reason one of my folders will no longer let me copy/paste anymore. I can copy fine, but not cut or delete.

If I try to cut/delete paste, I get "access is denied". I checked file attributes, and all are unchecked except "read only" which has a green box filled in (errors if i try to remove it.). I tried the 'Attrib'. command in dos (attrib -r -a -s -h DIR /s /d) and it processed for a bit, and then said "access denied - DIR"

I also tried safe mode, and I get the same error. I made sure i was administrator, and even gave my own account full access to the folder just in case.

Any suggestion on what happened, or how to fix it? I'm running out of ideas here.
 

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Anyone know what this means?

Answer:Warning! Attribute Spin Up changes from 101-102

click here=johnny

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Greetings forums' readers & helpers, ٩̢ ̗(Ӧ̮Ӧ)̢ ̗۶

The search feature in the Explorer of Windows 8 is not as strait forward, simple and reliable as the previous versions (even if the search in the sub-folders is selected, it doesn't always find something that are in them.)

So, I need a way to list in the Explorer all the files whose Attributes are set to ?A?.

This is to find in one command which files (and in which sub-directory) I did not backup yet, instead of looking for them in every folder after changing the view to ?Details?. You see, my backup process is in three steps:

① Once the chosen folder in the Explorer is in the ?Details? view, I click on the ?Attribute? tab, which brings all the ?A? on top.

② I select and drag them to an external drive.

③ Then, I change the attribute property of those selected files, i.e., from ?A? to ?N?.

 ٩̢ ̗(̾̈́͡◑̾̈́̈́͜ ̾̈́̈́͡◑̾̈́)̢ ̗۶It would be much quicker to select-drag them directly from the results and then, to change their attributes without having to go to their respective folders.

Regards and thanks, ?̒ ̡͡ ʅ
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Answer:How to search by Attribute in Explorer?

Either command line or a file manager that can collect files by the archive attribute would be easier as that's what it was there for. There are many free file managers. Or you could do RoboCopy or RichCopy to recursively gather all files with archive bit set throughout a folder tree.

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I've just upgraded to Win XP Home (clean install)and I'm baffled by the state of the archive atribute which I first noticed when my batch files began to behave oddly. Files which should have been backed up were not. The "File is ready for archiving" box was ticked in properties, which I guess means that the archive attribute is on. But then I noticed that just about every file in the system has this box ticked. Checking in DOS showed that the attribute was not in fact on, but could be switched on and off from the command line as usual. Being set on in this way was recognized by the batch files and archiving took place. Has anyone any idea what could be causing this?

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Greetings,

I'm a first time poster here as I'm a new user of Win7, so please excuse my ignorance if I am being a moron, but I have a strange problem!!

For the past week or so, ALL of my files on desktop and in every folder have turned translucent. When I checked properties, the hidden attribute has been set. However this includes my special Libraries icons (Pictures, Music etc).

Fair enough, I could simply go and manually unset the hidden property via DOS or Properties on the root C: folder, but this will be time consuming on a 640GB hard drive and it still won't answer why it happened in the first place.

My first step was to perform an Antivirus scan which found nothing, then a malware scan which only picked up an infestation of 31 Relevant Knowledge files/registry entries. It tells me these are all now all removed but my icons are still "hidden".

I have just done a test run to unset H on my C:\users\username folder (which required administrator privaleges to run) and it seems to have done the trick on folder and file icons, but my special Libraries icons are still translucent, and when I right click I don't get the usual properties dialog to unset the hidden attribute.

After days of googling, I can't find anyone with a similar story for an explanation of why this may have happened, if it will happen again, if there are any other underlying issues/threats that are not obvious to me, or if I'm just being a numpty.

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Answer:All files 'hidden' attribute set

Well I have no idea how that came to be but to help you a little bit with the time consuming part:
Open an elevated command prompt, navigate to the top folder you need to change and type

ATTRIB -H [[drive:][path]filename] /S /L /D






Quote:
/S Processes matching files in the current folder
and all subfolders.
/D Processes folders as well.
/L Work on the attributes of the Symbolic Link versus
the target of the Symbolic Link


-DG

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What doctype should i use to support the VALIGN attribute in tables? what would the code look like?

thanks!
 

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Most often when I boot, CHKDSK starts then this message comes up:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is OS

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel ....
...Windows will now check the disk

CHKDSK is verifying files (Stage 1 of 3)...
Deleting CORRUPT ATTRIBUTE RECORD (4653104," ")
from file record segment 169548.

then it goes on with the boot....

My question is, i just bought this laptop dell 1530 with windows vista home premium 32bit. Is there something wrong with it?

i forgot to add, the deleting process takes about 10 minutes before it goes on with the boot... so annoying!

Answer:Corrupt attribute record

Originally Posted by ningning


Most often when I boot, CHKDSK starts then this message comes up:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is OS

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel ....
...Windows will now check the disk

CHKDSK is verifying files (Stage 1 of 3)...
Deleting CORRUPT ATTRIBUTE RECORD (4653104," ")
from file record segment 169548.

then it goes on with the boot....

My question is, i just bought this laptop dell 1530 with windows vista home premium 32bit. Is there something wrong with it?



Welcome to the Vista Forums

My first impression is that chkdsk starting up without you requesting it, is not a normal operation for Vista.

I happen to own a few dells myself (desktops), and know that their support is excellent for newly purchased machines. I'd recommend calling them (it should be a free service for a new machine) and describe what you posted here. They'll be able to troubleshoot your issue fairly quickly.

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Hey all, I've got a bit of a problem. Just recently I've been receiving "corrupt attribute record" errors when I run chkdsk. This is the first time this has ever happened to me. I did a search on the net and found a few articles that refer to the problem in Windows NT (I'm running Win XP) and NTFS drives. It said to run chkdsk /f to fix the issue and it is still happening. Does anyone have any experience with this issue? Also, I'm thinking about backing up all the important stuff to my 250gb drive and then reformatting...will that solve the issue. No funny noises or anything just slow drive speed (transfer, etc.) and that comports with the what is supposed to happen when attibutes become corrupt. Attibute become corrupt (supposedly when you add and delete large amounts of data to the point where the attribute record gets confused and starts to duplicate entries)

Second, little things in Windows are not working, I mean very little things. When I change the "my computer" to "family's computer" but just renaming and then reboot the name changes back, this also happens when I rename the "my documents" in the start menu...I'm starting to get pissed and I'm about to just reformat the C and D drives and start from scratch. (btw everytime I reboot is says I should run chkdsk and finds the "corrupt attribute errors again" - that blows)

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Answer:Corrupt Attribute Record??

BTW, how do you format completely, I mean my system drive? I used to know how to do it from dos but that is long gone. should I just to a fresh install on my 80Gig drive after I reformat it in windows and then go into the new windows and reformat the 60 gig drive or what? Sorry, one more question, should I install windows on the 60 (oldest but still 7200rpm) the 80 7200rpm or the 250 7200rpm (newest and I think fastest)?

Oh, btw, I'm getting that corrupt attribute record error and the drive runs slowly, all programs work on the drive and I have had no file loss, also there are no damaged areas on the disk or lost space, merely performance degradation.

Thanks again

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I have Cryptainer LE installed. After doing a disk defrag I found that I could not open Cryptainer. This message appeared: "Special Volume has been compressed on an NTFS partition. Please remove the compression attribute from this file by clicking on its advanced properties in Explorer." I contacted the company and asked how to do this and was told to uncheck the box "compress drive to save disk space", but, I found that the box was already unchecked. I again contacted the company explaining this point but has since received no answer. Can anyone help me with this?

Answer:How To Remove A Compression Attribute

Have you tried first uninstalling then re-installing Cryptainer?

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Returning home with a lot of freshly taken photos and noticing that the camera's clock was set to a wrong date or time? No problem. Use Attribute Changer to manage your files' attributes at once with just a few clicks.

Attribute Changer modifies file dates and timestamps as well as the read-only, system and hidden status flags.

Features:

Right-click add-on for Windows Explorer
Change standard Windows attributes (read-only, system, hidden, etc.)
Modify date and time stamps (Created, Modified, Accessed)
Modify photo date and time stamps (EXIF information)
Synchronize date and time stamps
Partial date and time stamp updates
Relative date and time adjustments
Randomize date and time stamps
Filters to exclude files and folders
Realtime reporting (simple and detailed)
Simulation mode
Complete user manual with tutorials

Change Log - Link.

Fixes a problem with Modification date and time getting modified whenever EXIF date and time are altered.

Download.
 

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Windows 10 has a "print to pdf" facility but the files produced are given a T attribute making them unusable in many programs (eg back-up routines).
How can one remove the T attribute from a number of files spread over a folder and sub folders?

Answer:How should a T attribute be removed from a file?

Copy the folder to a Fat32 formatted usb stick that should remove the T attribute.

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Good evening good people out there, who "know stuff"

My computer has been terribly compromised in the past month or so by frequent BSOD which occur in different times even when nothing is really running on the machine.

Trying to isolate possible problems we could think of, we run every test we could think in regards to malware, disk surface tests and mem test on the ram, even though none of our crash reports even remotely indicated memory failure.

We thought it might be related somehow to the graphics card, or the flash players, as several occured when internet radio was playing in the background. Yet it also occured when nothing of the kind was running. Go figure...

Please, any ideas? We have been trying to resolve it for weeks and we are at a dead end right now, no joke.

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Frequent BSOD we can not attribute to anything in particular.

Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 50, {fffff901c07dd220, 0, fffff8000328beb0, 5}


Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!HMFreeObject+105 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Run a minimum of 8 consecutive passes, preferably overnight, or until errors occur using MemTest86+.

Reference:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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Need some help guys .When I start up (WinXP) after the desktop icons have loaded and I have established a dial up connection a small window opens that says 'opensite' Run-time error '62':Input past end of life.I then click top right of window (red cross) and continue with apparently no problem then after about 5-10 mins , another window opens up saying 'warning' Attribute Raw Read Error Rate changes from 61 to 60.It has an OK button and if I click it , I just seem to continue with no problem.Can someone please tell me what all this means and how I rectify it ?All help gratefully received as per usual .

Answer:Run-time/Attribute errors.

Can't anyone throw their hat in the ring here , please ?

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Can anyone recommend a solution for allowing users to update their own Phone, Address, etc info in AD?

Along the lines of a website they visit, sign into, and then add their changes.
 

Answer:Front end for AD Attribute management

If you have Exchange (2007+?), OWA can let users do that.

Alternately:
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe dsquery,OpenQueryWindow

From there, each user can update their own info (admins can do anyone's).
 

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How can I remove the "hidden" attribute from the boot.ini file

Answer:removing "hidden" attribute

click here

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Win 2K SP4. Whenever I save anything to Floppy or CD it is saved as Read only. This has only started recently when the laptop went back to head office for a short time. I have looked everywhere but can't find a setting/policy for this. Am I missing something? Your help would be greatly appreciated
 

Answer:File Attribute Problem

Is the file closed when you save it ?
 

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I'm having a problem with the archive attribute on my Windows XP system. It's not getting updated after running a backup application. I've tried both Cobian and Acronis. Immediately after creating a full backup, the archive attribute is left unchanged. This means incremental backups don't work. I've tried manually clearing the attribute, but the problem just reoccurs immediately after running a backup.
 

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