changing read-only status of files copied from a CD

Posted on 2003-03-06
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Last Modified: 2013-11-20
I have a program that is going to be using files that are going to be copied off CD.  I need to be able to read/write to these files.  Is there a way in MFC/Win32 to take off the "read-only" status of the files that are copied from the CD, so I can easily open them in CFile::modeReadWrite mode?

Question by:klingej
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ID: 8081431
>>Is there a way in MFC/Win32 to take off the "read-only" status

// get file attributes
DWORD dwAttr = GetFileAttributes ( pszFileName);

// remove the readonly flag

// set attributes
SetFileAttributes ( pszFileName, dwAttr);

Author Comment

ID: 8082440
I tried this code exactly, but it didn't work..  it ended up setting all the attributes because after the 2nd line, dwAttr was 0xffffffff (whereas, before, it was 0x00000021).  Any ideas?

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jkr earned 200 total points
ID: 8082477
>>Any ideas?

Sorry, my fault - should be

// remove the readonly flag


Author Comment

ID: 8082577
Aahh..  makes sense.


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