I just noticed something pretty odd in xp/2003 and i cant figure out whats going on exaclty... on any xp/2003 machine,, every folder is marked with a greyed out read only box if you check the properties of the folder.. even if no files below it are read only. Even though it is greyed out, you can uncheck the read only attribute and it will go away,, but if you go back and check it the greyed out read only attribute will still be there. I was thinking that it is greyed out b/c it is inherited, but if this was the case why can i remove it? Also,,, even folders in the root of C are behaving this way,, and since i dont see a way to mark C as read only,, how could something in the root of C be inheriting? Another funny thing is that even though a folder is marked with this greyed out read only attribute you can still write files to it. None of my 2000 machines are doing this,, they are acting the way one would expect,, if you remove the read only attribute,, it stays away. Can anyone explain why xp/2003 is doing this and let me know if this is by design for some reason?