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How to Add "List Read-only Files" to Context Menu in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8


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This tutorial will show you how to add "List Read-only Files" to the context menu of folders and drives to get a list of all read-only files in them in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

While you must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the "List Read-only Files" context menu, all users are able to use the context menu.

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This can be handy if you needed a quick list of all files set as read-only in a folder or drive.

When you right click or press and hold on a folder or drive and click/tap on List Read-only Files, it will give you list of all read-only files in that folder/drive and it's subfolders in Notepad. You can then save or print the list if you like.

When you close the Notepad window, the command prompt will automatically close as well.


If read-only files are found in folder or drive:

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If read-only files are not found in folder or drive:

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EXAMPLE: "List Read-only Files" context menu

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Here's How:

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.

List_Read-only_Files.zip


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2. Save the ZIP file to your desktop, and do step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do.

3. To Add "List Read-only Files" to Context Menu of Folders and Drives

A) Open the downloaded ZIP file, and extract (drag and drop) the List_Read-Only_Files.bat and Add_List_Read-only_Files.reg files to your desktop.

B) Unblock the List_Read-Only_Files.bat file, then move it into the C:\Windows folder.

C) If prompted, click/tap on Continue and Yes (UAC) to approve.

D) Double click/tap on the Add_List_Read-only_Files.reg file to merge it.

E) If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve.

4. To Remove "List Read-only Files" from Context Menu of Folders and Drives
NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Open the downloaded ZIP file, and extract (drag and drop) the Remove_List_Read-only_Files.bat file to your desktop.

B) Right click or press and hold on the Remove_List_Read-only_Files.bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator.

C) If prompted, click/tap on Run and Yes (UAC) to approve.



That's it,
Shawn