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Removing Read-Only Attribute from folder

By NewITGuy ·
Has anyone found a way to remove the read-only attribute from a folder in WinXP Pro with SP2? I have tried from the properties tab, through the command line with attribute -r command, with the Administrator user and tried moving it to a shared folder. I have noticed i am only one of many people to have this problem. Why would Windows do such a thing? I understand for security reasons but why not have an option to remove for system administrators? I have a program that won't work because of security privileges. Anyone have any new discoveries because I ran out of ideas.

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by caestelle In reply to Removing Read-Only Attrib ...

Even though all files\folders are marked read-only in Windows XP, they are not truly read-only. I don't know why Microsoft marked all files read-only , especially when they truly aren't. So, I would look elsewhere for why the program will not work.

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by Sue T In reply to Removing Read-Only Attrib ...

Have you tried right clicking on the application, choosing the Security tab and changing the permissions that way? For some things I also have to use the advance button on that screen to further make modifications.

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Thanks but I have done that.

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