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Why does unchecking the Read only button do nothing in windows?

Posted on 2015-02-06
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I uncheck the read only box and there is no error given to give me any clue that nothing has happened and nothing has changed.   Microsoft gives you the option yet when I go back into the properties there it is still checked?   Why would Microsoft Corperation allow there to be such a ludicrous bug in their software?  Why do people pay money for buggy products when Linux actually works and is free?
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If the file is a system file or hidden file, unchecking read-only will not have any effect. Normal for Windows and a good feature as well.
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Maybe you don't have any permissions for that file.  In Linux, you can't change the permissions of a file that you don't have any permissions on.
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Are you talking about directories? The read-only attribute has no meaning there. The tick box is grayed out as "don't know don't care", and setting it does nothing.
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It's not possible that more than one of above answers are a solution.
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