Solved

Can't turn off Read-Only Attribute

Posted on 2004-09-17
7
191 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
When looking at the properties of any of my folders or files, the read-only attribute has a green block inside the box instead of a green check.  There are three options (instead of two) - green check, no green check or green box.  Does anyone know what this box means and how to change this attribute?  It will allow me to clear the box, but then it comes right back when I check the properties again.  I am logged in as an Administrator.  I even installed SP2 to see if there was a fix in there.  Any help would be extremely appreciated.  Confused in Hurricane country!
0
Comment
Question by:sdonaldson407
7 Comments
 
LVL 65

Accepted Solution

by:
SheharyaarSaahil earned 125 total points
ID: 12084809
Hello sdonaldson407 =)

Have u read this yet ??

You Cannot View or Change the Read-Only or System Attribute of Folders
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=326549

!! GOOD LUCK !!
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:katacombz
ID: 12084905
TO SWITCH THE READ-ONLY ATTRIBUTE FOR THE FOLDER:

From command prompt, set ALL ATTRIBUTES of the folder OFF.
Switching only the read-only attribute DID NOT fix the problem - use ALL switches.

C:>attrib -r -s -a -h C:\ADM /s /d
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:SunBow
ID: 12086402
It may be possible that inheritance is on, where the folder is using all same protections as some parent. If so, either make a change at parent or turn off inheritance.  doubt that's your problem but it is worth a look.

Hurricanes? No Way, sorry, they play no more this year - although there's a few boys and girls blowing around.

You could try the CD's repair restore as you are adiminstrator.
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Jared Luker
ID: 12087663
Ha!  I've always wondered why my xp box did that!  Guess I was too lazy to look it up!  Thanks SheharyaarSaahil!
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Sometimes a user will call me frantically, explaining that something has gone wrong and they have tried everything (read - they have messed it up more and now need someone to clean up) and it still does no good, can I help them?!  Usually the standa…
#Citrix #POC #XenDesktop #vCenter #VMware #ESX
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

25 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now