Cannot change Read Only Directory Attributes, all drives all directories.

Original Title: Cannot change Read Only Directory Attributes, all drives all direcotries.

For some reason now all directories are read only. I un check the read only tab, it goes through the process of changing all the subdirectory files ( I set them scroll), click ok. But when I go to the directory again the read only is check again. This is on my C: dirve all directories, and all other drives, including empty directories. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
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SdS49r

 

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Last updated May 20, 2019 Views 40,155 Applies to:
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This is perfectly normal. The Read Only attribute normally only applies to files not folders. Windows normally ignores this attribute for folders.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326549/

Note that if you really need to see, set, or change the Read Only attribute you can use the attrib command. I recommend you don't change any of the default settings as this may cause problems.
Kerry Brown MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
Kerry Brown MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience

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Hi SdS49r ,

I'd like to ask you few questions for better understanding :

a) 
Are you logged in to administrator account? because you may not have the previliges if your not into the administrator's account

b) Did you make any changes on the computer?

c)  Did you create the Read-only file?

d) What message are you getting while changing the Read-only attribute?

         e)  Were you able to change the attributes earlier in your computer?

 

          You may want to scan your computer, so follow the steps in the link : http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

 

       Try system restore, it restores the computer to its earlier point when it was working fine.


Click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore > pick a different time > Next > etc

 


Hope this information helped!


Thanks and Regards:

Azeez Nadeem - Microsoft Support.
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