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Change read-only files to editable

by seb.2003 / July 18, 2008 9:06 AM PDT

Hi,my problem is, i can't change read-only files to editable. it won't let me. I tried to uncheck the read-only box and save the change, but it still doesn't work. This file is from a server not a regular computer and I'm in win xp, the os for the server msi7.

thanks

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Sorry forgot to add this info
by seb.2003 / July 18, 2008 9:08 AM PDT

I forgot, I'm trying to update webpages, so these files are webpages.

i dunno if this helps

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OOPS one more thing
by seb.2003 / July 18, 2008 9:12 AM PDT

Sorry again, I'm trying to open this in Microsoft FrontPage.

=)

thats where im gonna be editing things.

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Sounds Like You May Not Be The Server Admin...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 18, 2008 1:15 PM PDT
In reply to: OOPS one more thing

If that's the case, then you may not have the correct permissions to change them...But sometimes you can change those items simply by "Taking Ownership" of the files.. See the link below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Yeah its been taken care of
by seb.2003 / July 19, 2008 10:21 AM PDT

My uncle came and fixed the problem. The problem was when we reinstalled the os for the server or something like that, the settings were changed back to default(root), so i had no admin rights.

so thanks for ur help anyways

i have more questions later on

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