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Can't turn off Read-only

  1. #1

    Can't turn off Read-only


    I hope I've posted this in the correct forum.

    XBMC (my htpc software) can not write changes to secondary drive as when I turn off Read-Only it automatically turns back on again.

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    I can give further information but i didn't want to swap you guys with details unless they are needed, but just in case it is a windows 8 machine running as a HTPC and connected to a windows 2012 server domain.

    thanks for any help you can offer!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,868
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello bulbous, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You are having some other issue since that is not read-only. You may be having some sort of sharing or permissions issue instead, but I'm not able to help with domain issues.

    In Windows, folders cannot be set as read-only. Only the files in the folders can be.

    Read-only box = Default neutral setting for a folder that is always displayed.

    Read-only box = File is read-only. For a folder, it means all files in the folder are set to be read-only when applied. Only displays temporarily while setting it.

    Read-only box = File is not read-only, or to set file as not read-only when applied. For a folder, it means all files in the folder are set to be not read-only when applied. Only displays temporarily while setting it.

    Read-only File and Folder Attribute - Windows 7 Support Forums

    Hope this helps some,
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  3. #3

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    February 23, 2014
    Same problem on Windows 8.1:
    1. uncheck Read-only, close and apply to folder and sub folders and files
    2. check properties again - folder is read only!
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  4. #4

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    You need to change permissions in advanced security options.

    That is disable inheritance & give yourself full control.

    Permissions - Allow or Deny Access to Users and Groups in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Feb 2014 at 19:46. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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