Read Only Folders in Windows XP!!!

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by El Guapo, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. El Guapo

    El Guapo Guest

    Hi, I have a BIG problem!!
    I have winxp and everytime I create a folder or I unzip something into a new
    folder, every folder that is created is with the Read Only attribute and it
    doesn't let me change the name or delete it:-(
    I have tried going into the command prompt and doing it from there, but no
    I've tried taking the Read Only attribute by right clicking on the folder
    and unchecking Read Only but it always comes back. I also tried from Dos but
    no luck.
    Could you guys please help me??
    Now I have a whole bunch of empty folders I can't delete or
    El Guapo, Jul 8, 2003
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  2. El Guapo

    Patrick Guest

    Hello, I just had a look and found that I could not remove the 'Read Only'
    attribute myself (could remove it but it had been re-entered when I looked

    However I could still Rename/Delete the folder, ie it's not neccesary to
    remove the 'Read-Only' attribute to Delete/Rename the folder
    Patrick, Jul 8, 2003
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  3. I use a program called "unread only" now i don't expect anyone other than me to
    know anything. It is about 225 kilobytes and the thing is a gutburger!
    the real TOMMY Tutalidge, Jul 8, 2003
  4. El Guapo

    Unk Guest

    Unk, Jul 8, 2003
  5. El Guapo

    El Guapo Guest

    Thanks a lot for the replies guys, but my account is the administrative
    account, and I don't have the NTFS in my system, is just Fat32?>?>?>
    Tommy, I will try that see how it goes:)
    El Guapo, Jul 8, 2003
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