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how to use attrib -r command for folder on other drives

I am trying to use the command         attrib -r e:\myfile      it failes and gives me paramter not valid error , however the same command works on folders on c drive .. someone please help me find the right format..

Thank you.
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Is your E: drive a hard disk or is it a CD-ROM drive?
If its a CD-ROM drive you wont be able to change the file attributes of a file on CD as they are Read Only by definition:
'C'ompact 'D'isc - 'R'ead 'O'nly 'M'emory

Is E: a CDROM drive?
At first I thought you couldn't do it, but after testing it, and much to my surprise, you CAN use the attrib command on a network drive.

The only reason that I can think of, that prevented you from using the "attrib" command on a network drive is that you do not have FULL access rights on the share, or on the folder that the share you resides on.

To resolve this problem, you'll need to contact your admin, or if you are the admin, make sure that both the share level and file level (NTFS) permission you have full access rights.

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does the file have a extension ?
myfile.doc or..
Hi you!
 Is E: a Web served drive like IIS ?

If so you never will be able to remove (-R Read-only) from this drive/dir.

The reason for that is IIS is running as “NO-BODY” and nobody shout _not_ and have default NOT no access to any drive on your server.

Take care
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