Unable to reset Read Only Attribute on site files - Please Help
Posted on 2006-05-12
Hey Everyone, Please read and help if possible. Thanks in Advance.
I am a network Administrator working in conjunction with our Web Designer. I know computers, she knows web design.
An XP Home workstation with all OS updates and Frontpage 2002 experienced a HDD failure. New drive installed, OS and FP02 re-installed.
Local web site files were lost. Used the Import feature in FP02 to import files from the web domain. There were some problems, but the big problem is this: The imported files are marked "Read Only". According to our Web Designer this is preventing her from saving changes to the site, among other things.
Resetting the attribute is allowed, but it doesn't stick. When the Read Only attribute is unchecked for the folder holding the local files for the site, there is no error. The change is applied to all subfolders and files with no error. However, when the Properties are viewed immediately after changing the attribute, Read Only shows as checked. Specifically, it is grey, indicating some contents are read only.
The Web Designer imported the files from the domain to another system at her home office. There she was able to work with the files. She published the updated web site to the domain, then imported them to the system in question. There we are still unable to work with the files due to the above described problem.
What I have tried so far:
Using "Takeownership.exe". The process states that Protection was removed successfully. However, the above described problem remains.
Manually setting Security settings on the folder so that Everyone, Administrators, System and the current user have full priviledges on the folder, and security settings are NOT inherited from the parent object. And giving the Administrator ownership. The above described problem remains.
Using a command window to reset the attributes using the Attrib command. Appears to run successfully, but does NOT stick.
As I write this it occurs to me that I could try using a Safe Mode command prompt to perform the Attrib command. Is there any reason to think this might work?
Your knowledge and experience is much appreciated. Grade of A to the solution provider.