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Changing read only folders
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:07 AM
There is alittle app called 'Take Ownership' (developed for Vista but works in win 7) and that will give you all the permissions to be able to change any of the file parameters.Google 'Take ownership' and use 'regedit' to import the extracted reg file into your registry. (Backup the registry first). This inserts another menu option 'take ownership' in the rihght click in Windows Explorer that allows you ownership (ie permissions) of any folder, file, directory and/or drive.RegardspH
Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:05 AM
Either that, or use the security tab in properties of the folder.There you can enter the owner tab and select all the needed settings, including change the owner and his properties for the folder.My guess is something caused the folder to change its owner thus unable to delete or do whatever with it.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:54 PM
The questions are, Adam - can an ordinary user copy a file into the folder? Can an ordinary user exit the folder, close Explorer, open Explorer, go back into the folder, reopen the file, write to it and then save it? I don't think so...... You can do it because you are the Admin (which, itself, is a security risk - it should have an very strong password, and should be locked). You should either be a member of the Administrators" usergroup, or an ordinary user with some power user attributes granted by an Admin user. It's a pain, I know - but if you set it up that way - the likelyhood of your pc being compromised is minimal.
hello, for some reason when i change a folder so its not read only, after i apply it, it reverts back to read only. any help on this?adam