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By hailes103z ·
This is very similar to a previous question someone else posted but the replies gave me no answer. In Windows XP, I can look at the properties of any file or folder and it will have the read only attribute. If I remove it and check it again the "Read Only" is reset. I can not find any way of removing the attribute. I causes a problem for me with another program. Can anyone explain why it is set this why and how to change it?

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by bpb21 In reply to read only

Are all of your files & folders read only? If you cannot move files, this could be a virus, as I had a similar experience once.

If this is just for a particular file, you could try using the attrib command in DOS. Go to the command prompt and type attrib /? for more info on this command.
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by hailes103z In reply to

It is only a folder or two. Our antivirus definitions are always to the day. We've had no viruses. I've already tried changing them in DOS. The point is, there is no access to the folder. I don't have rights to change the attributes, even as administrator.

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