readonly folder

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Jason, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Jason

    Jason Guest

    Access is saying the file is read only - it is no. however, in explorer
    the parent folder is read only - i changed it and selected all sub
    folders and files. But the folder reappears as read only. time to
    upgrade back to XP Pro.
    Jason, Nov 7, 2010
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  2. Jason

    Jason Guest

    So why is Access saying the file is read only. You reminded me - XP
    shows all folders as read only but the exact same folders/files under XP
    work fine.

    On 7/11/2010 14:54, R. C. White wrote:

    > ?Hi, Jason.
    >
    > That "read-only folder" problem has been around for a long time - but it
    > is NOT what it seems to be.
    >
    > See this KB article:
    >
    > You cannot view or change the Read-only or the System attributes of
    > folders in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows Vista or in
    > Windows 7
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;326549
    >
    > The key phrase in that KB326549 says, "Unlike the Read-only attribute
    > for a file, the Read-only attribute for a folder is typically ignored by
    > Windows,..."
    >
    > This misleading APPARENT attribute setting has been in effect for years,
    > but Microsoft has not changed the "read-only" label, so we still see
    > many users each year with the same problem that you are reporting. :>(
    >
    >> time to upgrade back to XP Pro.

    >
    > Wouldn't help. That KB applies to WinXP, too.
    >
    > For a FOLDER, Read Only does NOT mean read only. :>(
    >
    > RC
    Jason, Nov 7, 2010
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  3. Jason

    Carlos Guest

    Jason,
    Have you tried taking ownership of the file?
    Carlos
    On Nov 6, 11:54 pm, Jason <> wrote:
    > So why is Access saying the file is read only. You reminded me - XP
    > shows all folders as read only but the exact same folders/files under XP
    > work fine.
    >
    > On 7/11/2010 14:54, R. C. White wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > ?Hi, Jason.

    >
    > > That "read-only folder" problem has been around for a long time - but it
    > > is NOT what it seems to be.

    >
    > > See this KB article:

    >
    > > You cannot view or change the Read-only or the System attributes of
    > > folders in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows Vista or in
    > > Windows 7
    > >http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;326549

    >
    > > The key phrase in that KB326549 says, "Unlike the Read-only attribute
    > > for a file, the Read-only attribute for a folder is typically ignored by
    > > Windows,..."

    >
    > > This misleading APPARENT attribute setting has been in effect for years,
    > > but Microsoft has not changed the "read-only" label, so we still see
    > > many users each year with the same problem that you are reporting. :>(

    >
    > >> time to upgrade back to XP Pro.

    >
    > > Wouldn't help. That KB applies to WinXP, too.

    >
    > > For a FOLDER, Read Only does NOT mean read only. :>(

    >
    > > RC- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -
    Carlos, Nov 8, 2010
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  4. Jason

    Jason Guest

    yes - already tried that
    On 9/11/2010 03:51, Carlos wrote:
    > Jason,
    > Have you tried taking ownership of the file?
    > Carlos
    > On Nov 6, 11:54 pm, Jason<> wrote:
    >> So why is Access saying the file is read only. You reminded me - XP
    >> shows all folders as read only but the exact same folders/files under XP
    >> work fine.
    >>
    >> On 7/11/2010 14:54, R. C. White wrote:
    >>Too many quotes
    Jason, Nov 9, 2010
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  5. Jason

    Carlos Guest

    Jason,
    So you mean you are really the owner of the file, have R/W access to
    it and Access can't edit or overwrite it?
    What happens if you open the file with Excel? Same warning (read
    only)?
    Carlos

    On Nov 9, 2:23 am, Jason <> wrote:
    > yes - already tried that
    > On 9/11/2010 03:51, Carlos wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > Jason,
    > > Have you tried taking ownership of the file?
    > > Carlos
    > > On Nov 6, 11:54 pm, Jason<>  wrote:
    > >> So why is Access saying the file is read only. You reminded me - XP
    > >> shows all folders as read only but the exact same folders/files under XP
    > >> work fine.

    >
    > >> On 7/11/2010 14:54, R. C. White wrote:
    > >>Too many quotes- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -
    Carlos, Nov 9, 2010
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  6. Jason

    Jason Guest

    Excel just says that i would have access to confidentuL INFORMATION so
    it looks like an Access issue. But Access works fine on XP.

    On 10/11/2010 00:54, Carlos wrote:
    > Jason,
    > So you mean you are really the owner of the file, have R/W access to
    > it and Access can't edit or overwrite it?
    > What happens if you open the file with Excel? Same warning (read
    > only)?
    > Carlos
    >
    > On Nov 9, 2:23 am, Jason<> wrote:
    >> yes - already tried that
    >> On 9/11/2010 03:51, Carlos wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>> Jason,
    >>> Have you tried taking ownership of the file?
    >>> Carlos
    >>> On Nov 6, 11:54 pm, Jason<> wrote:
    >>>> So why is Access saying the file is read only. You reminded me - XP
    >>>> shows all folders as read only but the exact same folders/files under XP
    >>>> work fine.

    >>
    >>>> On 7/11/2010 14:54, R. C. White wrote:
    >>>> Too many quotes- Hide quoted text -

    >>
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    Jason, Nov 10, 2010
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  7. Jason

    Carlos Guest

    Jason,
    How about running the Access executable as administrator?
    Carlos

    On 10 nov, 02:18, Jason <> wrote:
    > Excel just says that i would have access to confidentuL INFORMATION so
    > it looks like an Access issue. But Access works fine on XP.
    >
    > On 10/11/2010 00:54, Carlos wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > Jason,
    > > So you mean you are really the owner of the file, have R/W access to
    > > it and Access can't edit or overwrite it?
    > > What happens if you open the file with Excel? Same warning (read
    > > only)?
    > > Carlos

    >
    > > On Nov 9, 2:23 am, Jason<>  wrote:
    > >> yes - already tried that
    > >> On 9/11/2010 03:51, Carlos wrote:

    >
    > >>> Jason,
    > >>> Have you tried taking ownership of the file?
    > >>> Carlos
    > >>> On Nov 6, 11:54 pm, Jason<>    wrote:
    > >>>> So why is Access saying the file is read only. You reminded me - XP
    > >>>> shows all folders as read only but the exact same folders/files under XP
    > >>>> work fine.

    >
    > >>>> On 7/11/2010 14:54, R. C. White wrote:
    > >>>> Too many quotes- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > >> - Show quoted text -- Ocultar texto de la cita -

    >
    > - Mostrar texto de la cita -
    Carlos, Nov 10, 2010
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