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Fludge
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      11-04-2003
Having backed some stuff onto CD-ROM, and then copied it back to a HDD
after a format and reinstall, my mum, yes, the same one as earlier, cannot
change it from read only status. All the files from the CD-ROM are in the
one folder. She right clicked on the folder, went into properties and
checked archive, unchecking read only. This hasn't worked, when altering
something in one of the files, it is now impossible to save without changing
either filename or location. Any further ideas? Thanks again.


 
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derek / nul
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      11-04-2003
On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 11:23:23 -0000, "Fludge" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Having backed some stuff onto CD-ROM, and then copied it back to a HDD
>after a format and reinstall, my mum, yes, the same one as earlier, cannot
>change it from read only status. All the files from the CD-ROM are in the
>one folder. She right clicked on the folder, went into properties and
>checked archive, unchecking read only. This hasn't worked, when altering
>something in one of the files, it is now impossible to save without changing
>either filename or location. Any further ideas? Thanks again.


right click on the folder only reset the RO status on the folder.

She must open the folder, highlight ALL files, then reset the RO property.

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bambam
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      11-04-2003
"Fludge" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
newsXLpb.4225$(E-Mail Removed)9.net:

> Having backed some stuff onto CD-ROM, and then copied it back to
> a HDD after a format and reinstall, my mum, yes, the same one as
> earlier, cannot change it from read only status. All the files
> from the CD-ROM are in the one folder. She right clicked on the
> folder, went into properties and checked archive, unchecking read
> only. This hasn't worked, when altering something in one of the
> files, it is now impossible to save without changing either
> filename or location. Any further ideas? Thanks again.


http://www.geocities.com/edgemeal_software/Attrib-R.htm

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Robert Baer
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      11-05-2003
Fludge wrote:
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> Having backed some stuff onto CD-ROM, and then copied it back to a HDD
> after a format and reinstall, my mum, yes, the same one as earlier, cannot
> change it from read only status. All the files from the CD-ROM are in the
> one folder. She right clicked on the folder, went into properties and
> checked archive, unchecking read only. This hasn't worked, when altering
> something in one of the files, it is now impossible to save without changing
> either filename or location. Any further ideas? Thanks again.


*REDUNDANT*
"ROM" *means* "READ ONLY memory".
So you said read only read only memory.

Even if files were marked as read only before copying to the CD, the
copy back to a hard drive should at worst, make them read only.
However, it appears that you copied the file collection as a
*directory*.
It is very likely that the directory itself is read only, which might
"protect" all of the contents.
Try copying one file to a different directory (say the TEMP) and see
if the attribute can be changed.
If so, then you will know the "culprit", the reason, the way for
prevention, and the cure if you forget next time.
 
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