Solved

read only problem in windows 7 machines

Posted on 2011-09-06
10
380 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Few days back I had put a request to install windows 7 on one of my dev PC.
It went smooth but I found a mysterious problem where all the folders on the drives are in read only state.
 I googled it and found that number of users have already reported this issue on windows 7.
 Do you have any work around for this problem.
0
Comment
Question by:snwl-itservices
10 Comments
 
LVL 66

Accepted Solution

by:
johnb6767 earned 250 total points
ID: 36488663
You cannot view or change the Read-only or the System attributes of folders in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326549

This has been around forever.....
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:jerseysam
ID: 36488669
Try turning off Usr Account Control.

If not then maybe set up a new user account.

If that doesn't work then you could try the slightly more involved way to do folder by folder:

Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press Enter. (If the Run command is not listed on the Start menu, Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Run.)
To remove the Read-only attribute, at the command prompt type the following command:
attrib -r drive:\<path>\<foldername>

You may also need to remove the System attribute. In that case, use the command:
attrib -r -s drive:\<path>\<foldername>
0
 
LVL 66

Expert Comment

by:johnb6767
ID: 36488676
As a matter of fact, the Read O:nly attribute clearly states "Only applies to files in folder"..... Whats the actual problem you are having? Or are you just curious?

If just curious, don't worry about it as nothing is broken....
0
U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

 
LVL 28

Assisted Solution

by:Run5k
Run5k earned 250 total points
ID: 36488677
I think you are encountering a rather common misunderstanding regarding Windows.  The folders themselves aren't read-only.  Take a look at this recent discussion for a good explanation:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_7/Q_27262204.html

0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:LeeTutor
ID: 36898276
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:Run5k
ID: 36898277
The author never provided any feedback, and apparently hasn't visited Experts Exchange since originally posting the question.  However, this is a fairly common misconception and I think that it might be more appropriate to close this question with a split between two comments:  http:#36488663 and http:#36488677
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:Run5k
ID: 36901333
My recommendation was previously stated in http:#36898277
0

Featured Post

Backup Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Backup all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

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

The password reset disk is often mentioned as the best solution to deal with the lost Windows password problem. In Windows 2008, 7, Vista and XP, a password reset disk can be easily created. But besides Windows 7/Vista/XP, Windows Server 2008 and ot…
On some Windows 7 (SP1) computers, Windows Update becomes super slow even the computer is reasonably fast.  There's one solution that seemed to have worked well for me (after trying a few other suggested solutions).
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…

911 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

24 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now