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Edward
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      07-15-2007
Why is it when you click on Properties in any folder in XP and look
at the attributes the read-only is always checked and grayed out ?
You can undo the check and click apply but when you go back it is
still checked and grayed ?

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Edward

 
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      07-15-2007

On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 16:01:58 -0000, Edward wrote:

>Why is it when you click on Properties in any folder in XP and look


If you mean 'any' then it's a default setting.

>at the attributes the read-only is always checked and grayed out ?


Some but not all subfolder / files are RO. If you remove any RO or
indeed change all to RO you will see the box unticked/white or
ticked/white.

>You can undo the check and click apply but when you go back it is
>still checked and grayed ?


So after apply, what attribute change did you pick,
unset read-only to folder only or folder/subfolder and files

Best way to learn www.google.com , the online MS XP help, the built in
XP help and practice, create a test folder and copy some files into it
and try it. Most likely you would have got the answer yourself.


>Thanks
>
>Edward


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      07-16-2007
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> Why is it when you click on Properties in any folder in XP and look
> at the attributes the read-only is always checked and grayed out ?
> You can undo the check and click apply but when you go back it is
> still checked and grayed ?



Microsoft has a huge support knowledgebase that is free for anyone to
use? Have you yet visited http://support.microsoft.com to first check
if there is already a solution for your particular problem?

Folders will always show the read-only attribute. You are mistaking the
read-only attribute as doing the same function for both folders and
files. You don't understand the attributes for folders.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256614
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326549

Do you really have a need to remove the display of "Read only" from
folders? You never actually mentioned having a real problem (other than
perception). If Windows is working okay and you can do whatever you
want with your data files then don't go monkeying around to tweak
Windows for superfluous changes.

 
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Aardvark
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      07-16-2007
On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 16:01:58 +0000, Edward wrote:

> Why is it when you click on Properties in any folder in XP and look at
> the attributes the read-only is always checked and grayed out ? You can
> undo the check and click apply but when you go back it is still checked
> and grayed ?
>
> Thanks
>
> Edward


Just a suggestion, but have you tried doing the same while signed into
your Administrator account?

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