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Read-Only attrubute on Windows XP Pro

By gerritg ·
Hi have this issue that all shares in windows xp pro are read-only. have try all ms website fixes but to no sucsess. I need to remove the read-only because the files needed to be copy to a new linux server. When copy to the linux server it is all read-only.To change 30GB of files one by one on linux is not a option.

Any advice,help will be appreihated

Regards
SPK

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Go here for your answer...

Make sure that you have backed up your registry first. :)

http://homepages.cae.wisc.edu/~micro/regperm/

Please post back if you have anymore problems or questions.

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Check this as well

by Jacky Howe In reply to Read-Only attrubute on Wi ...

You cannot view or change the Read-only or the System attributes of folders in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, or in Windows Vista


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326549

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simple fix

by Jaqui In reply to Read-Only attrubute on Wi ...

copy them to linux, use file browser as root and select the folder(s) created by the copy process, right click, get properties showing, then permissions, change to writable, apply to all files / subfolders option and hit apply.
one step process for all 30 GB.

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Simple fix

by gerritg In reply to simple fix

Hi Jaqui,

I have try your sugestion and it work perfect. Just one thing that was realy wired thing was that I did right click a folder and change the read-only to read and write but then the permissions did't apply through to the subfolders or files that was in the folder.
Thank you very much for your help!!!
Regards
SPK

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Read-Only attributes tend to happen if ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Read-Only attrubute on Wi ...

The affected files got onto the hard drive as a result of a direct copy from one or more optical discs.

By definition, ALL optical disc files MUST be read-only since you cannot write to them directly. When you copy these files, the attribute gets copied with them.

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Are you talking about Files or Folders ?

by Jacky Howe In reply to Read-Only attrubute on Wi ...

as they are two different things.

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