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Turn of the Read-Only flag of a file.

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How can I change the "attrib" of a file? For example: I want to turn off the "read-only"-flag of LOGOW.SYS in my Windows-directory.
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RoosieDB.
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edmooreCommented:
You can use FileSetAttr(filename :string, attributes :TFileAttributes)

For example, to make logow.sys just a normal file, you would do:

FileSetAttr('c:\windows\logow.sys', 0);

And then to turn it back to normal, this:

FileSetAttr('c:\windows\logow.sys', faHidden or faReadOnly or faArchive);

Note:  the OR flags combine parameters, so the file is set to hidden, readonly and archive.  To find any more information, search for FileSetAttr in win32.hlp, but I think this should be OK - works for me!

Regards,

Ed Moore
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