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Anonymous
June 23, 2004 9:35:57 AM

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

I need to install a program that requires access to the
desktop folder. However it is set at read only, and
everything I've tried hasn't worked.

I've tried:
Changing the attrib directly - it just changes back !
The attrib -r command line made to differance
Even booted into safe mode then the above aptempts still
did nothing

How can I change this folder off of "read only"???

Please, Please help
Anonymous
June 24, 2004 3:17:22 AM

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What's a desktop folder? There is at least three things it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did you type attrib without switches?

My desktop personal storage folder takes changes.
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"David H" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:2057801c4591e$a1bfa980$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> I need to install a program that requires access to the
> desktop folder. However it is set at read only, and
> everything I've tried hasn't worked.
>
> I've tried:
> Changing the attrib directly - it just changes back !
> The attrib -r command line made to differance
> Even booted into safe mode then the above aptempts still
> did nothing
>
> How can I change this folder off of "read only"???
>
> Please, Please help
Anonymous
June 24, 2004 3:17:23 AM

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David,

Sorry, its the first time i've posted a question and
didn't know if I should reply via e-mail or a reply post.
:-)
Many thanks for the reply.

The folder in question is the main desktop folder
located : C:\Documents and Settings\*End User*\Desktop

By right clicking on it the attributes at the bottom
show a tick in the Read Only box. You can un-tick it then
Ok, but try again it just comes back, and wont allow the
program to install..

This is On XP Pro, and does the same on three other
(Different makes) XP Pc'c

As far as the switches, followed Microsoft's instructions.
Thanks

David

-----Original Message-----
From: "David Candy" <david@mvps.org>
Sent: 6/23/2004 6:17:22 AM
Subject: Re: Desktop folder wont change from read only

What's a desktop folder? There is at least three things
it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did you type
attrib without switches?

My desktop personal storage folder takes changes.


>-----Original Message-----
>What's a desktop folder? There is at least three things
it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did you type
attrib without switches?
>
>My desktop personal storage folder takes changes.
>--
>---------------------------------------------------------
-
>http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
>"David H" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:2057801c4591e$a1bfa980$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>> I need to install a program that requires access to
the
>> desktop folder. However it is set at read only, and
>> everything I've tried hasn't worked.
>>
>> I've tried:
>> Changing the attrib directly - it just changes back !
>> The attrib -r command line made to differance
>> Even booted into safe mode then the above aptempts
still
>> did nothing
>>
>> How can I change this folder off of "read only"???
>>
>> Please, Please help
>.
>
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Anonymous
June 24, 2004 6:02:22 AM

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

I told you to type it without switches to prove something to you. So try it. The GUI doesn't tell you the status. It is showing indeterminate.

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http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:20b3a01c45936$413cb4a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
> David,
>
> Sorry, its the first time i've posted a question and
> didn't know if I should reply via e-mail or a reply post.
> :-)
> Many thanks for the reply.
>
> The folder in question is the main desktop folder
> located : C:\Documents and Settings\*End User*\Desktop
>
> By right clicking on it the attributes at the bottom
> show a tick in the Read Only box. You can un-tick it then
> Ok, but try again it just comes back, and wont allow the
> program to install..
>
> This is On XP Pro, and does the same on three other
> (Different makes) XP Pc'c
>
> As far as the switches, followed Microsoft's instructions.
> Thanks
>
> David
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "David Candy" <david@mvps.org>
> Sent: 6/23/2004 6:17:22 AM
> Subject: Re: Desktop folder wont change from read only
>
> What's a desktop folder? There is at least three things
> it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did you type
> attrib without switches?
>
> My desktop personal storage folder takes changes.
>
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >What's a desktop folder? There is at least three things
> it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did you type
> attrib without switches?
> >
> >My desktop personal storage folder takes changes.
> >--
> >---------------------------------------------------------
> -
> >http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
> >"David H" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:2057801c4591e$a1bfa980$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> >> I need to install a program that requires access to
> the
> >> desktop folder. However it is set at read only, and
> >> everything I've tried hasn't worked.
> >>
> >> I've tried:
> >> Changing the attrib directly - it just changes back !
> >> The attrib -r command line made to differance
> >> Even booted into safe mode then the above aptempts
> still
> >> did nothing
> >>
> >> How can I change this folder off of "read only"???
> >>
> >> Please, Please help
> >.
> >
Anonymous
June 24, 2004 10:48:06 AM

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

Ok, I think I've got you,
I typed attrib desktop, and it gave me:
R C:\Documents and settings\end user\desktop

What next? what are you wanting to prove to me?

Thanks for your patience with me...

David H



>-----Original Message-----
>I told you to type it without switches to prove
something to you. So try it. The GUI doesn't tell you the
status. It is showing indeterminate.
>
>--
>---------------------------------------------------------
-
>http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:20b3a01c45936$413cb4a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
>> David,
>>
>> Sorry, its the first time i've posted a question and
>> didn't know if I should reply via e-mail or a reply
post.
>> :-)
>> Many thanks for the reply.
>>
>> The folder in question is the main desktop folder
>> located : C:\Documents and Settings\*End User*\Desktop
>>
>> By right clicking on it the attributes at the bottom
>> show a tick in the Read Only box. You can un-tick it
then
>> Ok, but try again it just comes back, and wont allow
the
>> program to install..
>>
>> This is On XP Pro, and does the same on three other
>> (Different makes) XP Pc'c
>>
>> As far as the switches, followed Microsoft's
instructions.
>> Thanks
>>
>> David
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: "David Candy" <david@mvps.org>
>> Sent: 6/23/2004 6:17:22 AM
>> Subject: Re: Desktop folder wont change from read only
>>
>> What's a desktop folder? There is at least three
things
>> it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did you
type
>> attrib without switches?
>>
>> My desktop personal storage folder takes changes.
>>
>>
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >What's a desktop folder? There is at least three
things
>> it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did you
type
>> attrib without switches?
>> >
>> >My desktop personal storage folder takes changes.
>> >--
>> >------------------------------------------------------
---
>> -
>> >http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
>> >"David H" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in
>> message news:2057801c4591e$a1bfa980$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> I need to install a program that requires access to
>> the
>> >> desktop folder. However it is set at read only, and
>> >> everything I've tried hasn't worked.
>> >>
>> >> I've tried:
>> >> Changing the attrib directly - it just changes
back !
>> >> The attrib -r command line made to differance
>> >> Even booted into safe mode then the above aptempts
>> still
>> >> did nothing
>> >>
>> >> How can I change this folder off of "read only"???
>> >>
>> >> Please, Please help
>> >.
>> >
>.
>
Anonymous
June 25, 2004 4:19:17 AM

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

Attrib is the only way to tell.

Windows doesn't set the read only attribute back. Get filemon from www.sysinternals.com. Put a filter string (see Edit menu) of desktop. Use Attrib to remove RO. Post the part of the log where it's removed and where it changes back.

--
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http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:2129001c459f1$e0bc6550$a001280a@phx.gbl...
> Ok, I think I've got you,
> I typed attrib desktop, and it gave me:
> R C:\Documents and settings\end user\desktop
>
> What next? what are you wanting to prove to me?
>
> Thanks for your patience with me...
>
> David H
>
>
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >I told you to type it without switches to prove
> something to you. So try it. The GUI doesn't tell you the
> status. It is showing indeterminate.
> >
> >--
> >---------------------------------------------------------
> -
> >http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
> ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:20b3a01c45936$413cb4a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
> >> David,
> >>
> >> Sorry, its the first time i've posted a question and
> >> didn't know if I should reply via e-mail or a reply
> post.
> >> :-)
> >> Many thanks for the reply.
> >>
> >> The folder in question is the main desktop folder
> >> located : C:\Documents and Settings\*End User*\Desktop
> >>
> >> By right clicking on it the attributes at the bottom
> >> show a tick in the Read Only box. You can un-tick it
> then
> >> Ok, but try again it just comes back, and wont allow
> the
> >> program to install..
> >>
> >> This is On XP Pro, and does the same on three other
> >> (Different makes) XP Pc'c
> >>
> >> As far as the switches, followed Microsoft's
> instructions.
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >> David
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: "David Candy" <david@mvps.org>
> >> Sent: 6/23/2004 6:17:22 AM
> >> Subject: Re: Desktop folder wont change from read only
> >>
> >> What's a desktop folder? There is at least three
> things
> >> it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did you
> type
> >> attrib without switches?
> >>
> >> My desktop personal storage folder takes changes.
> >>
> >>
> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >What's a desktop folder? There is at least three
> things
> >> it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did you
> type
> >> attrib without switches?
> >> >
> >> >My desktop personal storage folder takes changes.
> >> >--
> >> >------------------------------------------------------
> ---
> >> -
> >> >http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
> >> >"David H" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> in
> >> message news:2057801c4591e$a1bfa980$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> >> >> I need to install a program that requires access to
> >> the
> >> >> desktop folder. However it is set at read only, and
> >> >> everything I've tried hasn't worked.
> >> >>
> >> >> I've tried:
> >> >> Changing the attrib directly - it just changes
> back !
> >> >> The attrib -r command line made to differance
> >> >> Even booted into safe mode then the above aptempts
> >> still
> >> >> did nothing
> >> >>
> >> >> How can I change this folder off of "read only"???
> >> >>
> >> >> Please, Please help
> >> >.
> >> >
> >.
> >
Anonymous
June 25, 2004 4:19:18 AM

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

David,

I hope this is correct...


1727 17:08:20 attrib.exe:340 DIRECTORY
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\ SUCCESS
FileBothDirectoryInformation: desktop
1728 17:08:20 attrib.exe:340 OPEN
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
SUCCESS Options: Open Access: All
1729 17:08:20 attrib.exe:340 SET INFORMATION
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
SUCCESS FileBasicInformation
1730 17:08:20 attrib.exe:340 CLOSE
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
SUCCESS

>-----Original Message-----
>Attrib is the only way to tell.
>
>Windows doesn't set the read only attribute back. Get
filemon from www.sysinternals.com. Put a filter string
(see Edit menu) of desktop. Use Attrib to remove RO. Post
the part of the log where it's removed and where it
changes back.
>
>--
>---------------------------------------------------------
-
>http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2129001c459f1$e0bc6550$a001280a@phx.gbl...
>> Ok, I think I've got you,
>> I typed attrib desktop, and it gave me:
>> R C:\Documents and settings\end user\desktop
>>
>> What next? what are you wanting to prove to me?
>>
>> Thanks for your patience with me...
>>
>> David H
>>
>>
>>
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >I told you to type it without switches to prove
>> something to you. So try it. The GUI doesn't tell you
the
>> status. It is showing indeterminate.
>> >
>> >--
>> >------------------------------------------------------
---
>> -
>> >http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
>> ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>> news:20b3a01c45936$413cb4a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> David,
>> >>
>> >> Sorry, its the first time i've posted a question
and
>> >> didn't know if I should reply via e-mail or a reply
>> post.
>> >> :-)
>> >> Many thanks for the reply.
>> >>
>> >> The folder in question is the main desktop folder
>> >> located : C:\Documents and Settings\*End
User*\Desktop
>> >>
>> >> By right clicking on it the attributes at the
bottom
>> >> show a tick in the Read Only box. You can un-tick
it
>> then
>> >> Ok, but try again it just comes back, and wont
allow
>> the
>> >> program to install..
>> >>
>> >> This is On XP Pro, and does the same on three other
>> >> (Different makes) XP Pc'c
>> >>
>> >> As far as the switches, followed Microsoft's
>> instructions.
>> >> Thanks
>> >>
>> >> David
>> >>
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: "David Candy" <david@mvps.org>
>> >> Sent: 6/23/2004 6:17:22 AM
>> >> Subject: Re: Desktop folder wont change from read
only
>> >>
>> >> What's a desktop folder? There is at least three
>> things
>> >> it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did
you
>> type
>> >> attrib without switches?
>> >>
>> >> My desktop personal storage folder takes changes.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> >-----Original Message-----
>> >> >What's a desktop folder? There is at least three
>> things
>> >> it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did
you
>> type
>> >> attrib without switches?
>> >> >
>> >> >My desktop personal storage folder takes changes.
>> >> >--
>> >> >---------------------------------------------------
---
>> ---
>> >> -
>> >> >http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
>> >> >"David H" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
wrote
>> in
>> >> message news:2057801c4591e$a1bfa980
$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> >> I need to install a program that requires access
to
>> >> the
>> >> >> desktop folder. However it is set at read only,
and
>> >> >> everything I've tried hasn't worked.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I've tried:
>> >> >> Changing the attrib directly - it just changes
>> back !
>> >> >> The attrib -r command line made to differance
>> >> >> Even booted into safe mode then the above
aptempts
>> >> still
>> >> >> did nothing
>> >> >>
>> >> >> How can I change this folder off of "read
only"???
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Please, Please help
>> >> >.
>> >> >
>> >.
>> >
>.
>
Anonymous
June 25, 2004 6:22:58 AM

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

That's attrib changing it. Now you need the one where it gets changed back? Just leave filemon running till it changes back.

--
----------------------------------------------------------
http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
"David H" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:20cf801c45a05$7bbac2f0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> David,
>
> I hope this is correct...
>
>
> 1727 17:08:20 attrib.exe:340 DIRECTORY
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\ SUCCESS
> FileBothDirectoryInformation: desktop
> 1728 17:08:20 attrib.exe:340 OPEN
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> SUCCESS Options: Open Access: All
> 1729 17:08:20 attrib.exe:340 SET INFORMATION
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> SUCCESS FileBasicInformation
> 1730 17:08:20 attrib.exe:340 CLOSE
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> SUCCESS
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Attrib is the only way to tell.
> >
> >Windows doesn't set the read only attribute back. Get
> filemon from www.sysinternals.com. Put a filter string
> (see Edit menu) of desktop. Use Attrib to remove RO. Post
> the part of the log where it's removed and where it
> changes back.
> >
> >--
> >---------------------------------------------------------
> -
> >http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
> ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2129001c459f1$e0bc6550$a001280a@phx.gbl...
> >> Ok, I think I've got you,
> >> I typed attrib desktop, and it gave me:
> >> R C:\Documents and settings\end user\desktop
> >>
> >> What next? what are you wanting to prove to me?
> >>
> >> Thanks for your patience with me...
> >>
> >> David H
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >I told you to type it without switches to prove
> >> something to you. So try it. The GUI doesn't tell you
> the
> >> status. It is showing indeterminate.
> >> >
> >> >--
> >> >------------------------------------------------------
> ---
> >> -
> >> >http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
> >> ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> >> news:20b3a01c45936$413cb4a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
> >> >> David,
> >> >>
> >> >> Sorry, its the first time i've posted a question
> and
> >> >> didn't know if I should reply via e-mail or a reply
> >> post.
> >> >> :-)
> >> >> Many thanks for the reply.
> >> >>
> >> >> The folder in question is the main desktop folder
> >> >> located : C:\Documents and Settings\*End
> User*\Desktop
> >> >>
> >> >> By right clicking on it the attributes at the
> bottom
> >> >> show a tick in the Read Only box. You can un-tick
> it
> >> then
> >> >> Ok, but try again it just comes back, and wont
> allow
> >> the
> >> >> program to install..
> >> >>
> >> >> This is On XP Pro, and does the same on three other
> >> >> (Different makes) XP Pc'c
> >> >>
> >> >> As far as the switches, followed Microsoft's
> >> instructions.
> >> >> Thanks
> >> >>
> >> >> David
> >> >>
> >> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> >> From: "David Candy" <david@mvps.org>
> >> >> Sent: 6/23/2004 6:17:22 AM
> >> >> Subject: Re: Desktop folder wont change from read
> only
> >> >>
> >> >> What's a desktop folder? There is at least three
> >> things
> >> >> it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did
> you
> >> type
> >> >> attrib without switches?
> >> >>
> >> >> My desktop personal storage folder takes changes.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >> >What's a desktop folder? There is at least three
> >> things
> >> >> it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did
> you
> >> type
> >> >> attrib without switches?
> >> >> >
> >> >> >My desktop personal storage folder takes changes.
> >> >> >--
> >> >> >---------------------------------------------------
> ---
> >> ---
> >> >> -
> >> >> >http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
> >> >> >"David H" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
> wrote
> >> in
> >> >> message news:2057801c4591e$a1bfa980
> $a401280a@phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> I need to install a program that requires access
> to
> >> >> the
> >> >> >> desktop folder. However it is set at read only,
> and
> >> >> >> everything I've tried hasn't worked.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> I've tried:
> >> >> >> Changing the attrib directly - it just changes
> >> back !
> >> >> >> The attrib -r command line made to differance
> >> >> >> Even booted into safe mode then the above
> aptempts
> >> >> still
> >> >> >> did nothing
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> How can I change this folder off of "read
> only"???
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Please, Please help
> >> >> >.
> >> >> >
> >> >.
> >> >
> >.
> >
Anonymous
June 25, 2004 6:22:59 AM

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

Next log:-


1 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 DIRECTORY
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\ SUCCESS
FileBothDirectoryInformation: Desktop
2 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
SUCCESS Attributes: D
3 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
SUCCESS Attributes: D
4 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
SUCCESS Attributes: D
5 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
SUCCESS Attributes: D
6 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
SUCCESS Attributes: D
7 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 OPEN
C:\Documents and Settings\End
User\Desktop\desktop.ini SUCCESS Options: Open
Access: All
8 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 LOCK
C:\Documents and Settings\End
User\Desktop\desktop.ini SUCCESS Excl: No Offset:
0 Length: -1
9 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End
User\Desktop\desktop.ini SUCCESS Length: 80
10 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 READ
C:\Documents and Settings\End
User\Desktop\desktop.ini SUCCESS Offset: 0 Length:
80
11 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 UNLOCK
C:\Documents and Settings\End
User\Desktop\desktop.ini RANGE NOT LOCKED
Offset: 0 Length: -1
12 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 CLOSE
C:\Documents and Settings\End
User\Desktop\desktop.ini SUCCESS
13 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
SUCCESS Attributes: D
14 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 DIRECTORY
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\ SUCCESS
FileBothDirectoryInformation: Desktop
15 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 OPEN
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
IS DIRECTORY Options: Open Access: All
16 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 OPEN
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop\
SUCCESS Options: Open Access: All
17 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 CLOSE
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop\
SUCCESS
18 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 OPEN
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
SUCCESS Options: Open Access: All
19 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 CLOSE
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
SUCCESS
20 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 OPEN
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
SUCCESS Options: Open Access: All
21 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 CLOSE
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
SUCCESS
22 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 OPEN
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop\
SUCCESS Options: Open Access: All
23 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 CLOSE
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop\
SUCCESS
24 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 OPEN
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop\
SUCCESS Options: Open Directory Access: All
25 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End
User\Desktop\ SUCCESS FileNameInformation
26 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 CLOSE
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop\
SUCCESS
27 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
SUCCESS Attributes: D
28 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End
User\Desktop.dll FILE NOT FOUND Attributes: Error

29 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
SUCCESS Attributes: D
30 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 OPEN
C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
IS DIRECTORY Options: Open Access: All

>-----Original Message-----
>That's attrib changing it. Now you need the one where it
gets changed back? Just leave filemon running till it
changes back.
>
>--
>---------------------------------------------------------
-
>http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
>"David H" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:20cf801c45a05$7bbac2f0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
>> David,
>>
>> I hope this is correct...
>>
>>
>> 1727 17:08:20 attrib.exe:340 DIRECTORY
>> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\ SUCCESS
>> FileBothDirectoryInformation: desktop
>> 1728 17:08:20 attrib.exe:340 OPEN
>> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
>> SUCCESS Options: Open Access: All
>> 1729 17:08:20 attrib.exe:340 SET INFORMATION
>> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
>> SUCCESS FileBasicInformation
>> 1730 17:08:20 attrib.exe:340 CLOSE
>> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
>> SUCCESS
>>
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >Attrib is the only way to tell.
>> >
>> >Windows doesn't set the read only attribute back. Get
>> filemon from www.sysinternals.com. Put a filter string
>> (see Edit menu) of desktop. Use Attrib to remove RO.
Post
>> the part of the log where it's removed and where it
>> changes back.
>> >
>> >--
>> >------------------------------------------------------
---
>> -
>> >http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
>> ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>> news:2129001c459f1$e0bc6550$a001280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> Ok, I think I've got you,
>> >> I typed attrib desktop, and it gave me:
>> >> R C:\Documents and settings\end user\desktop
>> >>
>> >> What next? what are you wanting to prove to me?
>> >>
>> >> Thanks for your patience with me...
>> >>
>> >> David H
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> >-----Original Message-----
>> >> >I told you to type it without switches to prove
>> >> something to you. So try it. The GUI doesn't tell
you
>> the
>> >> status. It is showing indeterminate.
>> >> >
>> >> >--
>> >> >---------------------------------------------------
---
>> ---
>> >> -
>> >> >http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
>> >> ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>> >> news:20b3a01c45936$413cb4a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> >> David,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Sorry, its the first time i've posted a question
>> and
>> >> >> didn't know if I should reply via e-mail or a
reply
>> >> post.
>> >> >> :-)
>> >> >> Many thanks for the reply.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> The folder in question is the main desktop
folder
>> >> >> located : C:\Documents and Settings\*End
>> User*\Desktop
>> >> >>
>> >> >> By right clicking on it the attributes at the
>> bottom
>> >> >> show a tick in the Read Only box. You can un-
tick
>> it
>> >> then
>> >> >> Ok, but try again it just comes back, and wont
>> allow
>> >> the
>> >> >> program to install..
>> >> >>
>> >> >> This is On XP Pro, and does the same on three
other
>> >> >> (Different makes) XP Pc'c
>> >> >>
>> >> >> As far as the switches, followed Microsoft's
>> >> instructions.
>> >> >> Thanks
>> >> >>
>> >> >> David
>> >> >>
>> >> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> >> From: "David Candy" <david@mvps.org>
>> >> >> Sent: 6/23/2004 6:17:22 AM
>> >> >> Subject: Re: Desktop folder wont change from
read
>> only
>> >> >>
>> >> >> What's a desktop folder? There is at least three
>> >> things
>> >> >> it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did
>> you
>> >> type
>> >> >> attrib without switches?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> My desktop personal storage folder takes changes.
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> >-----Original Message-----
>> >> >> >What's a desktop folder? There is at least
three
>> >> things
>> >> >> it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did
>> you
>> >> type
>> >> >> attrib without switches?
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >My desktop personal storage folder takes
changes.
>> >> >> >--
>> >> >> >------------------------------------------------
---
>> ---
>> >> ---
>> >> >> -
>> >> >> >http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
>> >> >> >"David H" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
>> wrote
>> >> in
>> >> >> message news:2057801c4591e$a1bfa980
>> $a401280a@phx.gbl...
>> >> >> >> I need to install a program that requires
access
>> to
>> >> >> the
>> >> >> >> desktop folder. However it is set at read
only,
>> and
>> >> >> >> everything I've tried hasn't worked.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> I've tried:
>> >> >> >> Changing the attrib directly - it just
changes
>> >> back !
>> >> >> >> The attrib -r command line made to differance
>> >> >> >> Even booted into safe mode then the above
>> aptempts
>> >> >> still
>> >> >> >> did nothing
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> How can I change this folder off of "read
>> only"???
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Please, Please help
>> >> >> >.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >.
>> >> >
>> >.
>> >
>.
>
Anonymous
June 25, 2004 10:52:31 PM

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

There is nothing there changing the attributes. When does it change back? Has it changed back (only attrib without switches will tell you)?


The application compat toolkit on the CDRom (at least for Pro) will allow you to set a compat mode for your program (or perhaps the setup program) that pretends (to those Query Information) that nothing has read only on it.
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http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
"David H" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:2123101c45a8e$559524b0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Next log:-
>
>
> 1 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 DIRECTORY
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\ SUCCESS
> FileBothDirectoryInformation: Desktop
> 2 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
> INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> SUCCESS Attributes: D
> 3 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
> INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> SUCCESS Attributes: D
> 4 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
> INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> SUCCESS Attributes: D
> 5 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
> INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> SUCCESS Attributes: D
> 6 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
> INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> SUCCESS Attributes: D
> 7 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 OPEN
> C:\Documents and Settings\End
> User\Desktop\desktop.ini SUCCESS Options: Open
> Access: All
> 8 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 LOCK
> C:\Documents and Settings\End
> User\Desktop\desktop.ini SUCCESS Excl: No Offset:
> 0 Length: -1
> 9 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
> INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End
> User\Desktop\desktop.ini SUCCESS Length: 80
> 10 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 READ
> C:\Documents and Settings\End
> User\Desktop\desktop.ini SUCCESS Offset: 0 Length:
> 80
> 11 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 UNLOCK
> C:\Documents and Settings\End
> User\Desktop\desktop.ini RANGE NOT LOCKED
> Offset: 0 Length: -1
> 12 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 CLOSE
> C:\Documents and Settings\End
> User\Desktop\desktop.ini SUCCESS
> 13 09:25:41 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
> INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> SUCCESS Attributes: D
> 14 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 DIRECTORY
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\ SUCCESS
> FileBothDirectoryInformation: Desktop
> 15 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 OPEN
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> IS DIRECTORY Options: Open Access: All
> 16 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 OPEN
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop\
> SUCCESS Options: Open Access: All
> 17 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 CLOSE
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop\
> SUCCESS
> 18 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 OPEN
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> SUCCESS Options: Open Access: All
> 19 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 CLOSE
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> SUCCESS
> 20 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 OPEN
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> SUCCESS Options: Open Access: All
> 21 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 CLOSE
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> SUCCESS
> 22 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 OPEN
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop\
> SUCCESS Options: Open Access: All
> 23 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 CLOSE
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop\
> SUCCESS
> 24 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 OPEN
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop\
> SUCCESS Options: Open Directory Access: All
> 25 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
> INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End
> User\Desktop\ SUCCESS FileNameInformation
> 26 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 CLOSE
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop\
> SUCCESS
> 27 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
> INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> SUCCESS Attributes: D
> 28 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
> INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End
> User\Desktop.dll FILE NOT FOUND Attributes: Error
>
> 29 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 QUERY
> INFORMATION C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> SUCCESS Attributes: D
> 30 09:25:43 explorer.exe:1176 OPEN
> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> IS DIRECTORY Options: Open Access: All
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >That's attrib changing it. Now you need the one where it
> gets changed back? Just leave filemon running till it
> changes back.
> >
> >--
> >---------------------------------------------------------
> -
> >http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
> >"David H" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:20cf801c45a05$7bbac2f0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> >> David,
> >>
> >> I hope this is correct...
> >>
> >>
> >> 1727 17:08:20 attrib.exe:340 DIRECTORY
> >> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\ SUCCESS
> >> FileBothDirectoryInformation: desktop
> >> 1728 17:08:20 attrib.exe:340 OPEN
> >> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> >> SUCCESS Options: Open Access: All
> >> 1729 17:08:20 attrib.exe:340 SET INFORMATION
> >> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> >> SUCCESS FileBasicInformation
> >> 1730 17:08:20 attrib.exe:340 CLOSE
> >> C:\Documents and Settings\End User\Desktop
> >> SUCCESS
> >>
> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >Attrib is the only way to tell.
> >> >
> >> >Windows doesn't set the read only attribute back. Get
> >> filemon from www.sysinternals.com. Put a filter string
> >> (see Edit menu) of desktop. Use Attrib to remove RO.
> Post
> >> the part of the log where it's removed and where it
> >> changes back.
> >> >
> >> >--
> >> >------------------------------------------------------
> ---
> >> -
> >> >http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
> >> ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
> >> news:2129001c459f1$e0bc6550$a001280a@phx.gbl...
> >> >> Ok, I think I've got you,
> >> >> I typed attrib desktop, and it gave me:
> >> >> R C:\Documents and settings\end user\desktop
> >> >>
> >> >> What next? what are you wanting to prove to me?
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks for your patience with me...
> >> >>
> >> >> David H
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >> >I told you to type it without switches to prove
> >> >> something to you. So try it. The GUI doesn't tell
> you
> >> the
> >> >> status. It is showing indeterminate.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >--
> >> >> >---------------------------------------------------
> ---
> >> ---
> >> >> -
> >> >> >http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
> >> >> ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> >> message
> >> >> news:20b3a01c45936$413cb4a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> David,
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Sorry, its the first time i've posted a question
> >> and
> >> >> >> didn't know if I should reply via e-mail or a
> reply
> >> >> post.
> >> >> >> :-)
> >> >> >> Many thanks for the reply.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> The folder in question is the main desktop
> folder
> >> >> >> located : C:\Documents and Settings\*End
> >> User*\Desktop
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> By right clicking on it the attributes at the
> >> bottom
> >> >> >> show a tick in the Read Only box. You can un-
> tick
> >> it
> >> >> then
> >> >> >> Ok, but try again it just comes back, and wont
> >> allow
> >> >> the
> >> >> >> program to install..
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> This is On XP Pro, and does the same on three
> other
> >> >> >> (Different makes) XP Pc'c
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> As far as the switches, followed Microsoft's
> >> >> instructions.
> >> >> >> Thanks
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> David
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> >> >> From: "David Candy" <david@mvps.org>
> >> >> >> Sent: 6/23/2004 6:17:22 AM
> >> >> >> Subject: Re: Desktop folder wont change from
> read
> >> only
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> What's a desktop folder? There is at least three
> >> >> things
> >> >> >> it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did
> >> you
> >> >> type
> >> >> >> attrib without switches?
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> My desktop personal storage folder takes changes.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >-----Original Message-----
> >> >> >> >What's a desktop folder? There is at least
> three
> >> >> things
> >> >> >> it could be. How do you know it's read only? Did
> >> you
> >> >> type
> >> >> >> attrib without switches?
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >My desktop personal storage folder takes
> changes.
> >> >> >> >--
> >> >> >> >------------------------------------------------
> ---
> >> ---
> >> >> ---
> >> >> >> -
> >> >> >> >http://www.counterpunch.org/bageant06132004.html
> >> >> >> >"David H" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com>
> >> wrote
> >> >> in
> >> >> >> message news:2057801c4591e$a1bfa980
> >> $a401280a@phx.gbl...
> >> >> >> >> I need to install a program that requires
> access
> >> to
> >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> >> desktop folder. However it is set at read
> only,
> >> and
> >> >> >> >> everything I've tried hasn't worked.
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> I've tried:
> >> >> >> >> Changing the attrib directly - it just
> changes
> >> >> back !
> >> >> >> >> The attrib -r command line made to differance
> >> >> >> >> Even booted into safe mode then the above
> >> aptempts
> >> >> >> still
> >> >> >> >> did nothing
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> How can I change this folder off of "read
> >> only"???
> >> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> >> Please, Please help
> >> >> >> >.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >.
> >> >> >
> >> >.
> >> >
> >.
> >
Anonymous
June 28, 2004 5:13:55 AM

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

Attrib shows that it hasn't changed, however my client
program still tells me that I dont have permission to the
file....

However!!!, after again speaking (6 or 7th time)to the
programs help desk, they now tell me that they are re-
writting the program to "Sort out some compattabilty
issues" and they will send me the new version by the end
of next week.

Therefore I wont bother you any further....

Many, many thanks for your help.
Kind regards

David H
!