Hmm, my last response disappeared with an "unknown error". Anyway, trying agin.
I'm trying to change the attributes of some MP3 files on my external hard
. This because one of my audio softwares complain that it can't
write song info (bpm etc.) to the files. I've marked all the files,
right-clicked and un-ticked the "read only" box, but I still get the same
error from the program. When trying the same thing on the whole folder (and
choose "apply to folder and sub-folders") I get the above error.
I don't know if it matters, but all my hard drives (one internal and two
external via USB 2) has the same file system; NTFS. I'm also confused by the
"access denied" error when using cmd.exe. I go to the start menu, fill in
"cmd" in the search field, and get cmd.exe as the answer. I double-click it,
and try to cfhange the attributes with the same result - access denied.
"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
> Are you using an elevated command prompt? Which folders are you trying to
> change? What problem are you having with these folders that changing the
> attribute would solve?
> The bottom line is that the read only setting on folders is redundant. The
> only thing that matters is that the files in the folders are not read only
> and can be changed/used.
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Desktop Experience
> "Tobbe" <Tobbe@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > Thank you for yor answer! When checking the folder with "attrib" in
> > cmd.exe,
> > it doesn't show as read-only, and when I try to change the attrbute, I get
> > an
> > "access denied" message. What am I missing here? :-)
> > "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
> >> Tobbe
> >> The 'Read Only' attribute for folders is redundant and is ignored by
> >> Windows. You will notice that the read only box is filled in, as opposed
> >> to
> >> having a check mark or being empty.
> >> See the following article for a more complete explanation.
> >> You cannot view or change the Read Only or the System attributes of
> >> folders
> >> in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, or in Windows Vista
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326549
> >> --
> >> Ronnie Vernon
> >> Microsoft MVP
> >> Windows Desktop Experience
> >> "Tobbe" <Tobbe@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> >> news:14030DEE-76A4-4415-ACBA-8556AD3BB2A1@xxxxxx
> >> > When I try to turn off thewrite protection on my folders on an USB hard
> >> > drive
> >> > everything works fine, after the usual security questions, but next
> >> > time I
> >> > check the folder, it's write protexted agin. How come? I'm logged in
> >> > as
> >> > an
> >> > administrator and don't receive any error messages when trying to turn
> >> > off
> >> > the write protextion.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks in advance,
> >> >
> >> > Tobbe