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Anonymous
January 14, 2005 4:29:52 PM

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It seems I have a fairly simple problem on my hands. I am attempting to
adjust the read/write options for a directory I have created in my root
directory (C:\>). The directory is currently marker as "read only" in the
properties dialog box created by left clicking on the directory icon in
windows explorer. When I uncheck the "read only" box and click apply (to all
subdirectories and files) then click ok, reopen and view the properties
window again for that directory, the box is rechecked. I have a feeling this
may have something to do with my administrator settings, but I'm not sure how
to access them correctly. Any pointers would be much appreciated! Thanks in
advance... :) 

-Aman With Tiedhands

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Anonymous
January 14, 2005 10:01:52 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

Read-only means nothing for folders...

[[Unlike the Read-only attribute for a file, the Read-only attribute for a
folder is typically ignored by Windows, Windows components and accessories,
and other programs.]]

Cannot View or Change the Read-Only or System Attribute of Folders
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-...

===

The gray state means...

[[Microsoft calls this a tri-mode flag. When it has gray in the background,
it indicates that some file or folder anywhere under that particular folder
has been set to Read-only.

This checkmark does not actually control the Read-only attribute on the
child files and folder. It just displays their status.]]

Rally 'Round the Tri-Mode Flag
http://www.mcpmag.com/columns/article.asp?EditorialsID=...

If you uncheck the Read-Only attribute, Windows will prompt you to confirm
your changes.

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You have chosen to make the following attribute change(s):

unset read-only

Do you want to apply this change to this folder only, or do you want to
apply it to all subfolders and files as well?
-----

Click the option that you want, and then click OK.
---

Basically this means nothing for folders.

[[Windows Explorer uses the Read-Only attribute to determine whether or not
the folder is customized.]]
Unable to Remove Read-Only Attribute from Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256614/EN-US/

You can't remove the read-only attribute from a folder?
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBG/TIP3200/rh3212.htm

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421

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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:70938FA1-4E8C-47E0-8696-8E9E56D15C95@microsoft.com,
AmanWithTieadhands <AmanWithTieadhands@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and
pecked:
> It seems I have a fairly simple problem on my hands. I am attempting
> to adjust the read/write options for a directory I have created in my
> root directory (C:\>). The directory is currently marker as "read
> only" in the properties dialog box created by left clicking on the
> directory icon in windows explorer. When I uncheck the "read only"
> box and click apply (to all subdirectories and files) then click ok,
> reopen and view the properties window again for that directory, the
> box is rechecked. I have a feeling this may have something to do
> with my administrator settings, but I'm not sure how to access them
> correctly. Any pointers would be much appreciated! Thanks in
> advance... :) 
>
> -Aman With Tiedhands
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