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How do I disable read only

Running Windows XP SP3 2Gig memory, 500Gig HD McAfee Antivirus
Computer working very properly except I've suddenly found a number of Word 2003 .doc files that are read only.
As the administrator, I cannot remove the read-only tab on these files, nor on their parent folders.
When I try, no error message comes up, but when I open up again, the read-only is still there.
This goes right up the first child folder of the drive which is: D:\DATA\OFFICE_DATA
Cannot open a file to add.

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akhannabyAuthor Commented:
I omitted to say...
I have tried, meticulously, to follow the Microsoft solutions regarding "ownership", etc. to no avail.
I'm logged-on as Administrators(Computer-name\Administrators).
Akhannaby
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Wayne BarronCommented:
Some folders are set to readonly and cannot be changed.
Regardless of taking ownership of the file.
I have a slew of Access database files that their parent folder
Is set as Readonly, and there is nothing that I can do to change them.
BUT they do not hender the way that the files are used on the system.

Are you getting any type of errors while using these files that are set to readonly?
What happens?
You stated that you are not getting no errors, but something must be happening for you
To become concerned about the issue.

Carrzkiss
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akhannabyAuthor Commented:
Yes, when I try to open these files, I get the message: "Word cannot open this document, user does not have access priviliges".
That is, I cannot even read the document let alone make changes to it.
Yet, I am logged-on as an administrator.
Keith
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Wayne BarronCommented:
I know that you stated that you followed the M$ article.
But am going to list it as well, as it is the one that keeps on popping up as a solution to this issue.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=308421

(This is about the error itself)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/828816

Your issue is way different then the one that I was describing.

hth
Carrzkiss
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frostburnCommented:
Hi there,

What is the D: drive? Is it a hard drive or mapped?
Where did the Word files come from? Were they copied from somewhere?
Can you right-click on the word files or the parent folders and see what permissions are assigned to them?

-FB
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akhannabyAuthor Commented:
No they were all created on this computer.
I think at some stage, I tried to protect a file so that no-one else could alter it.
Then I have used that file as a template to create another - so passing on the attributes.
The D:\ drive is a hard drive and one of the offending files is at:
D:\MS_Office_DATA\Word\akh_2008\file.doc
I'm sorry, I haven't been accurate enough in my observations; the following is accurate.
Each one of the folders: MS_Office_DATA, Word and akh_2008 have read-only enabled, whereas file.doc has read-only disabled and encryption enabled.
When I try to remove the encryption, it says "access denied" - that's my problem.
Keith
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frostburnCommented:
Have you tried this yet then?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308993

-FB
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Wayne BarronCommented:
Keith
Did you check out the links I provided above?
Preferrably the one that identifies this issue?

Carrzkiss
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akhannabyAuthor Commented:
carrzkiss and Frostburn
Yes, I've seen these before via Google and spent days tring them out.
But I'll have another fresh go tomorrow.
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I believe the following to be true for starters...
1. I need to logon as an administrator.
2. I need to take ownership of a selected file or folder.
Are there any circumstances when I would not be able to achieve these two goals?
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akhannabyAuthor Commented:
Had to recover the files from a previous CD backup.
Direct solution was leading to too much complication - but I learned a lot - thanks.
akhannaby
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