Read Only ROM issues

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Fludge, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. Fludge

    Fludge Guest

    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.
     
    Fludge, Nov 4, 2003
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  2. Fludge

    derek / nul Guest

    On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 11:23:23 -0000, "Fludge" <> 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.

    Derek
     
    derek / nul, Nov 4, 2003
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  3. Fludge

    bambam Guest

    "Fludge" <> wrote in
    news:DXLpb.4225$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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    Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
     
    bambam, Nov 4, 2003
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  4. Fludge

    Robert Baer Guest

    Fludge 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.


    *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.
     
    Robert Baer, Nov 5, 2003
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