Read Only Files

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by nliv007, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. nliv007

    nliv007 New Member

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    I have a game installed on my computer. All of a sudden, windows 7 has changed the entire folder to read only, and will not let me change the read-only status of the files. (Although it tells me it is changing the status)

    I am the only user. I have had this computer for less than a day. What is going on here?
     
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    nliv007 New Member

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    On further review, it has made every file in the C drive read only. Nice... Anything that needs to write to the hard drive crashes and freezes the system. Really displeased by this.
     
  3. acatswhisker

    acatswhisker New Member

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    I have the same problem with trying to write to files over my wireless network. I have found the tools to share the files, remove the password requirement etc, but on the PC they show as read only and will not change that status whatever I do. This means that I cannot merge my laptop with my pc and therefore cannot back up my laptop. Solutions anybody?
     
  4. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    First create a restore point

    I'll give you a registry scip to take ownershop of all files in a directory:

    Copy and paste all the lines between the quotes, paste it into Notepad, choose All Files from the drop-down menu, save the file as takeownership.reg. You have to manually type the .reg at the end of the file , Make sure you save it as an ANSI file and Save it to your deskyop
     
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    acatswhisker New Member

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    Thanks for your help I might have to go down this route, but I think that it is something Microsoft should fix! None of the updates have cured it yet!
     

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