Unable to remove Read-Only from a folder on Windows 7 Professional

I Right-Click on a folder on Windows 7 and Attributes is Read-Only. Remove the check Read-Only at the folder then pressed OK. When i check the folder again the Read-Only Attribute is still selected. This might be a bug in Windows 7 and i do not want to format the PC.

I even tried the command attrib -r -s c:\user\sky 13\desktop\new folder and received a message "Parameter format not correct".
How can i fix this?
christoforatos1968Asked:
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rindiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Use Quotes to encase your folder (the spaces would otherwise get mistaken as as the beginning of a new parameter:

attrib -r -s "c:\user\sky 13\desktop\new folder"
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aadihCommented:
This is normal (nothing to fix).

You may like to refer, however, to the following article at:

http://itexpertvoice.com/home/fixing-the-windows-7-read-only-folder-blues/ >
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christoforatos1968Author Commented:
I created a new folder, named it newfolder1 and placed it on the desktop.
I used the command attrib -r -s "c:\user\sky13\desktop\newfolder1 and received the message "Path not found - c:\user\sky13\desktop".
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rindiCommented:
Usually the User Profiles Folder is C:\Users and not C:\user.
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mebaby333It AdminCommented:
If you copied and pasted you are missing quotes at the end of the command....

here

I created a new folder, named it newfolder1 and placed it on the desktop.
I used the command attrib -r -s "c:\user\sky13\desktop\newfolder1
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David Johnson, CD, MVPConnect With a Mentor OwnerCommented:
it is c:\users not c:\user  Note it is the plural c:\users not the singular c:\user

attrib -r -s "c:\users\sky13\desktop\newfolder1

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It only changes the permissions for FILES in the folder

c:\users properties
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christoforatos1968Author Commented:
I performed this command attrib -r -s "c:\users\sky13\desktop\newfolder1" and the folder continues to have the Read-Only selected.
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rindiCommented:
As was already mentioned, attributes are only changed for files, not for folders.
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