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Unable to change file/folder attributes

by vkalva / March 4, 2011 5:00 AM PST


I am unable to change my read only files/folders. I uncheck the box in the properties of the folder. The OS asks for applying attributes and shows a bar as some work is going and displays applying file attributes. But later after every thing is done when i again check the properties the folder is again read-only. Please help me in this issue

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Which folders and files?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 4, 2011 5:04 AM PST

Some are not meant to be changed.

Please tell us which folders and files you wish to change.


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Re: can't change
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 4, 2011 5:12 AM PST

Does it work from the command prompt?

The commands are:
cd "the folder name between quotes"
attrib -r *.*

To show the settings:
attrib *.*
The attributes that are set are shown at the left of each line.

A valid foldername, for example, in Windows 7:
c:\Users\vkalva\Documents\My music


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