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Can't Turn Off Read-only

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    Can't Turn Off Read-only


    I have windows 8.1 on a computer I am just trying to start using. However, when I transfer any of my personal files from the old computer they all end up as read-only. I try to change them, but they always revert back to read-only. The directories in the new computer are classified as read-only also, and cannot be changed. How can I solve this?

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    How did you transfer the files from the old computer?
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    8.1


    I transfer by using a hand disk - load on ole, put on new.
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  4. #4


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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by JHAld View Post
    I transfer by using a hand disk - load on ole, put on new.
    I do not understand, do you mean you transferred to an external hard drive or DVD disk and did you use a backup program for this or just used the drag and drop method?
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    8.1


    I draged and droped to one of those little hand held disks.
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  6. #6


    Most of the directories have the R attribute, at least on my Win 8 Pro system.

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    I don't believe you can turn it off. Why do you think you need to? Just ignore it.
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  7. #7


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    8.1

    Fixed?


    Wel, all of a suddon things seem to be woreking OK. Before all files I copied over ended up as read-only and could not be changed. Now I have copied some files over and they do not end up reaqd-only. ???????
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Great!
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