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Read Only issues

Posted on 2011-10-03
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have some files that I need to add to a folder. I scan and try to save, but an error saying that the folder is read only. I go to the folder properties of the said folder and find that a check is in read only. I remove it and say to apply to all file and folders, and click apply and ok.
I try to save again and the same messaage appears. I look at the properties of the folder to find a check again with the read only. How do I prevent this from happening so I can save my document in the correct location?
Question by:prodriguez2
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by:Paul MacDonald
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You may not have permissions to change the properties of the folder.   Are you an administrator on the machine in question?  What operating system is it?

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I am logged in as admin and it is a windows 7 machine.
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What are your permissions to the folder in question?
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prodriguez2 earned 0 total points
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I think that was it, I needed to allow everyone to write. Thanks for the help.

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Just an FYI.....

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

Explanations as to the Read Only folder attribute....

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