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All Files Have Become Read Only. Help Please

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June 4, 2006 2:22:19 PM

Hi, all the files in my dads computer have become read only and I cannot even think where to start looking for the problem.

His specs are

Asus A8V motherboard
Athlon 64 3200+
Nvidia FX5200 (128MB)
1GB Value Ram (mixed brands)
Windows XP Pro Media Center Edition.

The tick in the read-only box is grey when ticked, not the usual black. If I untick the box and hit apply it says ok. But when reopend it is clearly ticked again.
Could this be a virus? Is there a setting in the back of windows that can cause this. As far as I can see this has happened to all the files without exception.

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June 4, 2006 3:17:28 PM

I would say it's nothing to be concerned about... considering all the folders I bring up the properties for say "Read Only" and I'm not having any issues.
June 4, 2006 4:29:57 PM

Opps...
Here I thought [assumed] the person was having problems with files inside the folders...
Sorry about the "mislead" Opteron
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