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Can't uncheck read-only

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1

    Can't uncheck read-only


    Hi all,

    I searched a lot, but i can't find a solution.
    I can't uncheck the read-only attribute on a folder.
    I uncheck it, click ok, but afterwards is back to read-only.
    The files in the folders aren't read-only only the folder itself.

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  2. #2


    Florida, USA
    Posts : 141
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1


    The read only attribute is not applicable to folders, only to files.

    You will notice that the file read only block is not checked but only colored in.

    Read-only File and Folder Attribute - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
    The read only attribute is not applicable to folders, only to files.

    You will notice that the file read only block is not checked but only colored in.

    Read-only File and Folder Attribute - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Thanks, but it's strange that the option is available for folders.
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