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How remove CD-RW read-only attribute

By w0qj ·
Would appreciate anyone's advise on how to remove the "read-only" attribute from about 5,000 word/excel files.

I've just restored these files archived from my CD-RW back to my C hard drive, but file that all 5,000 files are now "read-only"!

Pls advise if there's an automated way to remove this "read-only" attribute from my restored back-up data files... (don't want to do this manually for each of my 5,00+ files!)

Fyi, i'm using Windows'98se, so can also use DOS command prompt (any tips on this also welcome)...

Mr. Wong

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Try this

by radiic In reply to How remove CD-RW read-onl ...

Open up the folder that the files reside in and do a ctrl-a to highlight all of them then right click and go to properties and then uncheck the read only attribute, apply and on. Violla all your files will now be okay.

ps sometimes you have to hold the ctrl key down when you right click one of the files

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by w0qj In reply to Try this

Tks for your excellent advise!

The problem is, my data folder has literally 100+ subfolders--it would be very tedious (& easy to make errors) if i need to manually high-light all files in each of the 100+ folders...

is there an easier way to do this in windows?
i've found an easy way to do this in MS-DOS by: attrib -r *.* /s

but is there a purely windows equivalent short-cut for this?

Thanks a lot!

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