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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 11:18:05 AM

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Currently having a problem that once I have taken the read only off for a
folder, the next time I open it it is read only again. I have checked all the
know places for such a setting and am logged in correctly. Any hints and tips
please!

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Anonymous
July 11, 2005 1:02:02 PM

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

Read-only means nothing for folders. Only a file can be Read-only.

The Read-only check box for folders is there for convenience, it allows you
to change the Read-only attribute of all the files contained in that folder.
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[[Apply the read-only attribute to folder contents

A folder itself cannot be made read-only. Nevertheless, the properties
dialog box for a folder does include a read-only check box. You can use
this check box to set or clear the read-only attribute for all existing
files in the selected folder. This action has no bearing on files that you
create subsequently.

In most cases, when you open the properties dialog box for a folder, the
Read-Only check box will contain a green square. This indicates either a
mixed or undetermined condition. Windows displays this green square because
it would take too long to check the state of the read-only attribute for
every file in the folder. To apply the read-only attribute to the contents
of a folder, click the check box until a check mark appears. To clear the
attribute, click the check box until it is empty. When you leave the dialog
box, Windows asks whether you want to apply your action to subfolders and
files. Be sure you select this option; if you select Apply Changes To This
Folder Only, nothing at all happens.]]
From...
Microsoft Windows XP Inside Out Deluxe, Second Edition
Author Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, Craig Stinson
http://www.microsoft.com/products/info/product.aspx?vie...

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[[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.]]

[[The Read-only check box for folders is not available because it does not
apply to the folder. You can use this check box to set the Read-only
attribute for files in the folder.]]

Cannot View or Change the Read-Only or System Attribute of Folders
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326549/

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:D 370900B-B11A-4A5E-AE73-68B038706E68@microsoft.com,
Patrick <Patrick@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Currently having a problem that once I have taken the read only off for a
> folder, the next time I open it it is read only again. I have checked all
> the know places for such a setting and am logged in correctly. Any hints
> and tips please!
Anonymous
July 11, 2005 1:14:57 PM

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

In news:D 370900B-B11A-4A5E-AE73-68B038706E68@microsoft.com,
Patrick <Patrick@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> Currently having a problem that once I have taken the read only
> off
> for a folder, the next time I open it it is read only again. I
> have
> checked all the know places for such a setting and am logged in
> correctly. Any hints and tips please!


If you'll look more closely at the check mark in that Read-Only
box, you'll see that it's gray, not black. You can also verify
this by clicking a few times in the box; it will cycle among
*three* states: unchecked, checked in black, and checked in gray.



A black check means the item is read-only and an unchecked box
means it's not read-only. But the gray check means that it's
neither: the read-only attribute is not pertinent to folders.



So no, your folders aren't read-only, and what you are seeing is
perfectly normal. There's nothing to worry about and nothing to
fix.


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July 11, 2005 8:29:32 PM

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As you found out, you can't remove them from folders, only files, which is
perfectly normal.
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"Patrick" wrote

> Currently having a problem that once I have taken the read only off for a
> folder, the next time I open it it is read only again. I have checked all
> the
> know places for such a setting and am logged in correctly. Any hints and
> tips
> please!
!