Unchecking Read-only flag on \Docs & Settings won't stay off
Posted on 2003-03-10
I'm on XP Home SP 1. Disk is FAT32. I dual-boot with Linux (but I don't think that's relevant) and for several weeks now I have been unable to save anything under C:\Documents and Settings. The whole lot is read-only. Unsetting the check box appears to do something but it lies! If I try this in Safe Mode as Administrator - same thing. Just can't get it to stay unchecked. Experts elsewhere speak of the 'Security Tab' and 'Taking Ownership' which sounds fine but I have no Security Tab in my Properties window. (Could this be purely a NTFS facility?) If anyone can suggest how I can get my Docs & Settings folders back to their original state I would be very impressed! I have a suspicion it's a bug in Service Pack 1, so I fear someone is going to tell me to restore to before that! Am I right? I was rather hoping someone could point me to a setting in the Registry...