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how to remove read only folder attribute?

Posted on 2009-05-07
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I can't remove the "Read Only" attribute from My Documents.  I right click on the My documents folder in the General Tab I go to the attribute section and uncheck the "read only" box.  I click apply and I am hoping that i'd be able to write or copy files into "my documents" folder.  It doesn't work.  As soon as I right click on the folder I see the "read only" attribute checked again as if I never made any changes to it.  This is driving me crazy...anyone help please!

One more thing I did was since the My documents folder's attribute wasn't changing I went up higher in the hierarchy to the "documents and settings" folder and right clicked it and tried to change the attributes there and still no luck.

I can't copy or update my documents folder...I have to create folders on my desktop since that is the only folder allowing me to make changes to it.

I am using windows xp pro sp3.

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open up a command prompt and you should be in your documents&settings\(profile) directory.

cd "my documents"
attrib -r *.* /s

type that and it should remote read only attributes from all files in all subdirectories under my docs.
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remote = remove
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