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All folders are read only?

  1. #1


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8

    All folders are read only?


    I cannot figure out what happened, but all the folders on my computer have become ready only! I tried to uncheck the box, but they went back to being read only. I don't know what's going on. Any help would save my hiney.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello hypocider,

    If the box is blue, then it's not read only.

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


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8


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    Nope ... its read only. It's causing me a lot of problems. Dropbox won't work. I cannot put new music onto my cellphone because the folder is read only.
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    What you are seeing is 100% normal. I looked at a number of folders on my computer and all show the same thing, and everything works. Read the post linked to by Brink. It explains what you are seeing.

    Your problem is something else.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, that's the Windows 8 version of the blue box. You're fine.
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