I can't change folders/files from Read Only to Read/Write

Posted on 2011-10-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi All,

I'm in the middle of a catastrophe.
Over the weekend our main file and profile server (Windows 2003 Server) data (user profiles\documents\file share)
was RoboCopied over to another server (preserving ACLs - Windows 2008 Server).
Now on Monday morning, no one in the organisation can write to any of their profiles or
the file share - everything is marked as "Read Only"!

I have attempted the following to no avail:
- taking ownership as administrator
- running "attrib -r +s X:\folder name /S /D
- changing user permissions on folders

All the correct user permissions are still in place, so its not like RoboCopy didn't work correctly...

I need a fix that gets rid of all the Read Only tags across every folder/file.

This read only thing is killing us - any thoughts/suggestions/fixes would be greatly appreciated!!
Question by:privatepsycho
    LVL 17

    Accepted Solution

    Have you checked the share permissions as well as the file permissions?

    Expert Comment

    Try removing all security and giving everyone full access ?
    LVL 5

    Expert Comment

    Try to remove Permission Inheritance and then give appropriate permissions.

    Author Closing Comment

    RoboCopy didn't copying sharing permissions.
    The error message is deceptive, I thought it was the "Read Only" attribute that is 'applied' on all the folders on the new 2008 server now.

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