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Anonymous
September 30, 2004 5:32:26 PM

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When I try to change files from a cd to get rid of read
only I get an error message that says " an error occurred
attributes to the file access is denied. Any ideas?
Anonymous
September 30, 2004 5:32:27 PM

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

The acronym CD-ROM (which is what a recorded CD-R is) stands for Compact
Disc - Read Only Memory. Do the math. Figure it out. Live with it.

Even if you use CD-RW, the actual file on the CD-RW is read only, but can be
replaced or updated with an edited version of that file. The difference is
that A CD-R is write-once, whereas a CD-RW can be written to many times.

A CD-R that has data on it becomes a CD-ROM.
A CD-RW that has data on it becomes a CD-RW.

Bobby

"rrp" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> When I try to change files from a cd to get rid of read
> only I get an error message that says " an error occurred
> attributes to the file access is denied. Any ideas?
Anonymous
September 30, 2004 8:40:13 PM

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

On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 13:32:26 -0700, rrp wrote:

> When I try to change files from a cd to get rid of read
> only I get an error message that says " an error occurred
> attributes to the file access is denied. Any ideas?

Are the files still on the CD when you try to change the attributes? If
yes, not being allowed to change those is expected. Copy the files back to
the hard drive. Then change the attributes.

If you still run into trouble, what kind of files are these? Are they
protected by other means? For example, several Office programs allow an
author to "lock" a file against changes. Unlock the file via Office -
usually a matter of removing the protection or supplying a password.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows XP Shell/User
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