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DrHaze

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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?:huh:
 

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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 253029d1359618423-read-only-file-folder-attribute-dot.jpg, then it is only the default neutral setting.

Only when you check the box 253030d1359618423-read-only-file-folder-attribute-checked.jpg, and click on OK will the files in the folder will be set a read-only.

If you have the box empty 253028d1359618423-read-only-file-folder-attribute-empty.jpg, 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
 

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DrHaze

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

16162d1360175162-if-i-create-extract-folder-windows-8-its-read-only-253029d1359618423-read-only-.jpg 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. :)
 

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DrHaze

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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
 

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My Computer

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    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
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    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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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.
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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