I find it ironic that I've encountered a problem that I've never seen before in any WIndows OS, but have encountered in almost every single Unix-based operating system I've ever used. It's a phenominally stupid problem, too. I can't change the status of some files/folders away from Read Only. I transfered my music files from my backup drive to my Wondows 7 music folder. Some of the files - not all, mind you, just some of them - were magically converted to being read-only. I don't want them to be read only, but more importantly I want to be able to select a folder and recusively change the read-only status of all files within that folder. I tried the right-click and Properties, but the flag just keeps going back to Read Only. I tried the attrib command from cmd.exe, but it has no effect whatsoever. When attrib didn't work, I came here. <edit> As a fun side note, after individually checking each and every file in the folder, none of them actually have the Read-Only status, but the properties of the folder keep insisting that they do. Can someone explain to my how this makes sense? Like, and sense at all?