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    Default Blasted XP, all files read-only

    Wonder if anyone knows how to removed all files/folders marked as read-only... working on this system here that's all buggered up.

    From earlier...

    [15:11] Jammrock: Right-Click C:\ (Local C, whatever you called it)
    [15:11] Jammrock: then...
    [15:11] Jammrock: let me get exact instructions...
    [15:11] Jammrock: R-C -> Properties
    [15:11] Jammrock: Security tab
    [15:12] Jammrock: make sure Administrators group is set to "Full COntrol" (check box)
    [15:12] Jammrock: Click Advanced button
    [15:12] Jammrock: Go to Owners tab
    [15:13] Jammrock: Make sure the owner is "Administrators (<local Host>\Administrators)"
    [15:13] Jammrock: go to Permissions tab
    [15:14] Jammrock: make sure Administrators is set to Full Control there too
    [15:14] Jammrock: check the box "Replace permission entries on all child objects..."
    [15:14] Jammrock: click Apply
    [15:14] Jammrock: wait...
    [15:14] Jammrock: wait...
    [15:14] Jammrock: wait...
    [15:14] Jammrock: wait...
    [15:14] Jammrock: Click OK
    [15:15] Jammrock: Click Apply
    [15:15] Jammrock: wait...
    [15:15] Jammrock: wait...
    [15:15] Jammrock: wait...
    [15:15] Jammrock: Click OK
    [15:15] Jammrock: reboot
    [15:15] Jammrock: make sure that fixed it.


    There is no security tab

    Suggestions, ideas, brainfarts?

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    I am assuming you tried the obvious-right click on folder, properties, uncheck the read only box, hit apply.
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    What about doing it from a DOS prompt?
    <B>attrib</B> might be the right tool here.

    <code>N:\>attrib /?
    Displays or changes file attributes.

    ATTRIB [+R | -R] [+A | -A ] [+S | -S] [+H | -H] [drive:][path][filename]
    [/S [/D]]

    + Sets an attribute.
    - Clears an attribute.
    R Read-only file attribute.
    A Archive file attribute.
    S System file attribute.
    H Hidden file attribute.
    [drive:][path][filename]
    Specifies a file or files for attrib to process.
    /S Processes matching files in the current folder
    and all subfolders.
    /D Processes folders as well.

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    the read only box is greyed out... tho it does allow you to uncheck it, once apply/ok is hit and reopen to verify it's back to read-only and greyed out

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    Originally posted by Wombat
    What about doing it from a DOS prompt?
    <B>attrib</B> might be the right tool here.

    <code>N:\>attrib /?
    Displays or changes file attributes.

    ATTRIB [+R | -R] [+A | -A ] [+S | -S] [+H | -H] [drive:][path][filename]
    [/S [/D]]

    + Sets an attribute.
    - Clears an attribute.
    R Read-only file attribute.
    A Archive file attribute.
    S System file attribute.
    H Hidden file attribute.
    [drive:][path][filename]
    Specifies a file or files for attrib to process.
    /S Processes matching files in the current folder
    and all subfolders.
    /D Processes folders as well.

    </code>
    and do this to most every file and folder?!
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    and yes this is XP Pro

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    Did you disable simple file sharing in Tools->Folder Options?

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    I have that selected on this machine and don't have issue with it making most all files/folders read-only

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    Code:
    attrib -r *.* /D /S
    NOTE: This might not work for hidden files. Add -h to unhide them

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    and do this to each new folder I create and then any new file either DL'd or moved to this machine?

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    Put it in your autoexec.bat

    No idea why it does that, sorry.

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    Default Which File System ??

    ...are we talking fat32 or ntfs ?? it was my understanding that the fat32 file system didn't have the security tab on the property sheet for hdds...am i wrong ??

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    yes this is a FAT32 volume

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    Wow, now Greebe's the one asking for help, simply amazing this forum is!

    You could always boot into the console mode and run your attrib, pretty sure it'll work there as well.
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    So, attrib corrects existing files, but all new files are read-only? That's odd.

    There shouldn't be a security tab if it's a fat32 volume, as there is no permissioning on fat filesystems. All local users have full control.
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