Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


If I create/extract a folder Windows 8 it's read only

  1. #1


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 X64 Pro

    If I create/extract a folder Windows 8 it's read only


    If I create a folder Windows 8 it's read only. i have to right click on the folder and uncheck read only.
    If i extract a zip file and tell it to extract to a folder. the folder it creates is read only.
    happens under both login accounts. Any ideas?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 22,572
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Dr Haze,

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

    If the read-only box for the folder looks like this Click image for larger version, then it is only the default neutral setting.

    Only when you check the box Click image for larger version, and click on OK will the files in the folder will be set a read-only.

    If you have the box empty Click image for larger version, and click on OK, then all files in the folder will be set as not read-only.


    Read-only File and Folder Attribute - Windows 7 Forums


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 X64 Pro

    I get the general idea now it have blackbox one.but..


    how do i turn this box on my folders off by default then? So when i create a folder or unzip something it doesn't mark the folder at all. i would love to have a as my default like this on folders i create by right clicking or unzipping.


    Thanks
    Last edited by Brink; 14 Feb 2014 at 12:15. Reason: removed broken image links
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 X64 Pro


    What's stranger is if i create a text document in a folder it's not marked read only in the folder if i check it's properties
    Last edited by Brink; 14 Feb 2014 at 12:15. Reason: removed broken image links
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 22,572
    64-bit Windows 10


    It's not strange at all since that's what it's suppose to do.

    Click image for larger version is the default neutral setting. It does not mark the files in folders as anything (read-only or not read-only).

    Please re-read what I posted above and the tutorial link there. Only when you do that will the files in the folder get marked.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 X64 Pro

    But i cannot delete folders.see screenshot and description


    Ok but i must need to adjust something else then. I have UAC off. I unzip something or pick anyfolder to delete it says this error basically i need to be administrator. Which I am a local administrator so i should just be able to delete a folder without being questioned.
    I believe the problem is this old account that is no longer in users to delete so i don't know what to do.
    see screenshot
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Can't delete.jpg  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 22,572
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, it sounds like an ownership and/or permission issue then.


    As a test, use the tutorial below to add "Take Ownership" to your context menu. Afterwards, use it on the folder to see if you are able to delete it afterwards.

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    none of that works.

    all folders on all drives are read only. I've 'taken' ownership.. nothing and done everything else inbetween. 2nd day on the forums searching.. nothing works.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Posts : 22,572
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello John,

    After taking ownership, did you also set permissions to allow "Full control" for your user account or Administrators group?
    If so, then see if METHOD TWO in the tutorial below to set the attribute to -r may help if you have not already tried it.


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

If I create/extract a folder Windows 8 it's read only
Related Threads
I want to create an empty folder on my Windows 8.1 desktop. By empty I mean empty as in a Windows XP folder. I do not want File Explorer on the left side of the folder nor do I want any title bars at ther top of my desktop folder. I would like a completely empty folder like in XP on my desktop. I...
I have Windows 8.1 and I run an application that needs his folder not to be read only in order to save some progress of my work. How can I remove the read only from the folder of my application? I have tried CMD, read only remover tool, chande ownership, permisions, safe mode. Just about anything...
I don't know if this tweak has been done in this manner but, I thought someone may find it useful. Taskbar Hidden Folder - Edwin000's library
Hey guys. I have a segate 1TB external HDD and right now I barely have anything stored on it. Well, just now when i tried creating a new folder i keep getting error code 0x08000FFFF! What the hell?! This HDD is not even 2 months old! Is it curtains for the drive? Or is there some action I can...
Since 2 days ago I've noticed that I cannot create a new folder with File Explorer by any way possible. Using the taskbar or the SHIFT + Ctrl + N. Even when saving projects with Save File as... and trying to use the "New Folder" text string button does not create any folder. Using CMD prompt or...
I was recently trying to transfer some documents from my desktop computer to my laptop, and in some confusion, I've concluded that I've deleted my "Links" folder my accident. I cannot add anything to my "Favorites" folder. I heard that you can create a new "Links" folder, but I have no idea...
Create Shortcut to Search in Specific folder in Performance & Maintenance
Is there a way to create a shortcut that will take me into the search field of a specific folder? Search Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums This guide shows you how to create a shortcut that takes you to search for the whole computer, Is there a way to tweak that so that it starts...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook