I have a brand new DELL Win10 laptop. I have the only user account and I am administrator.
I am trying to change the file properties on a folder under C:\Program Files (x86), specifically, removing the Read-only Attribute. I un-click the Read-only box and hit 'Apply'. A dialog box opens: "Apply to folder, subfolder and files" is selected, and I hit 'OK'. Another dialog box opens: "Access Denied. You need to provide administrator permission to change these attributes. Click Continue to complete this operation." I click Continue (it has a little shield next to it) and the dialog box disappears. I 'OK' the Properties dialog box, but checking file properties again, the Read-only Attribute remains.
Under Properties/Security, 'Administrators' have Full control on this file, but 'Users' do not have Modify or Write permission.
I realize that numerous persons have presented this same issue, but I haven't found a solution that works for me. I've also tried using the command prompt:
> attrib -r +s <file path>
but I get "Access denied". It seems that I'm not being recognized as administrator. I have no problems modifying file properties of files that I've created or downloaded myself (.doc, .xls, .jpg, etc). I am at a loss because the app I'm running which created these files/folders needs to modify them.