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  1. #1


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    My wife has new Dell 'all in one' Desk Top. Copied all files from backup drive to USERS directory on Dell.
    I can retrieve file to modify it but it says 'read only'. I can modify file but when I try to save it a message 'READ ONLY' comes up. I have been through the properties of the directories and cleared all the read only boxes.
    Using Networking on my computer, I can retrieve the files from the Dell, modify it and save it.
    Why is the Dell Read only?
    RK

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  2. #2


    Hi Kingrh,
    Just right click the file and uncheck the read only Option.
    Click image for larger version
    Hpe that helps.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    What happens if you copy some files to C:\Users\Public? It's shared by default so it should allow modification.
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    What happens if you copy some files to C:\Users\Public? It's shared by default so it should allow modification.
    Maybee it is shared but has the read only option Huh?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by midou35000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    What happens if you copy some files to C:\Users\Public? It's shared by default so it should allow modification.
    Maybee it is shared but has the read only option Huh?
    In XP All Users
    Vista Public
    W7 Public
    W8 Public
    I've never found it necessary to change anything to modify files.

    Why don't we see what the OP says in answer since he's the only one with access to the PC?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Thanks MilesAhead. That works. You are Miles Ahead!!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Glad it worked out for you.
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