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Can't get rid of write-protection.

  1. #1


    Wille Guest

    Can't get rid of write-protection.

    Hey!

    I have a really enoying problem! The folder that I keep all my music in have
    turned itself into write protection and I cant turn it off!?!

    Every time I turn it of in properties and click on ok, exit and enter
    properties again its there!?

    I use windows vista home premium.

    thanks.

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  2. #2


    Michael Walraven Guest

    Re: Can't get rid of write-protection.

    Folders are not 'write protected', files are possibly 'read-only'.
    Note the comment alongside the 'read-only' box 'only applies to files in
    folders'.

    All folders will show the same filled in box.

    Also note that the box is a filled in square not a check mark as it is for
    'read-only' files.

    Michael


    "Wille" <Wille@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:0D6C9B82-C8D5-455F-8F98-FFC2431F3EE9@xxxxxx

    > Hey!
    >
    > I have a really enoying problem! The folder that I keep all my music in
    > have
    > turned itself into write protection and I cant turn it off!?!
    >
    > Every time I turn it of in properties and click on ok, exit and enter
    > properties again its there!?
    >
    > I use windows vista home premium.
    >
    > thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Dennis Bryant BPC Solutions Guest

    Re: Can't get rid of write-protection.

    have you tried going into the command prompt and setting permissions using
    "attrib" Also try taking ownership of the directory?

    "Wille" <Wille@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:0D6C9B82-C8D5-455F-8F98-FFC2431F3EE9@xxxxxx

    > Hey!
    >
    > I have a really enoying problem! The folder that I keep all my music in
    > have
    > turned itself into write protection and I cant turn it off!?!
    >
    > Every time I turn it of in properties and click on ok, exit and enter
    > properties again its there!?
    >
    > I use windows vista home premium.
    >
    > thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Michael Walraven Guest

    Re: Can't get rid of write-protection.

    'write protected' does not apply to folders/directories, only to files.
    Whatever the OP's problem was it was not that the folder was write
    protected.
    The check box that is seen is a filled in square, not a check, also note the
    comment with it, applies only to FILES within that folder.

    Michael


    "Dennis Bryant BPC Solutions" <bpcsolutions@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:eS1qMsjYJHA.5312@xxxxxx

    > have you tried going into the command prompt and setting permissions using
    > "attrib" Also try taking ownership of the directory?
    >
    > "Wille" <Wille@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:0D6C9B82-C8D5-455F-8F98-FFC2431F3EE9@xxxxxx

    >> Hey!
    >>
    >> I have a really enoying problem! The folder that I keep all my music in
    >> have
    >> turned itself into write protection and I cant turn it off!?!
    >>
    >> Every time I turn it of in properties and click on ok, exit and enter
    >> properties again its there!?
    >>
    >> I use windows vista home premium.
    >>
    >> thanks.
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Gonefishin Guest

    Re: Can't get rid of write-protection.



    "Dennis Bryant BPC Solutions" wrote:

    > have you tried going into the command prompt and setting permissions using
    > "attrib" Also try taking ownership of the directory?
    >
    > "Wille" <Wille@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:0D6C9B82-C8D5-455F-8F98-FFC2431F3EE9@xxxxxx

    > > Hey!
    > >
    > > I have a really enoying problem! The folder that I keep all my music in
    > > have
    > > turned itself into write protection and I cant turn it off!?!
    > >
    > > Every time I turn it of in properties and click on ok, exit and enter
    > > properties again its there!?
    > >
    > > I use windows vista home premium.
    > >
    > > thanks.
    >
    >

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  6. #6


    Gonefishin Guest

    Re: Can't get rid of write-protection.


    Hi there
    I have an apparently identical problem using Windows XP witrh SP3.
    How do I take ovnership - there does not appear to be a "share" option in
    the "Files optionsĀ£
    Thanks

    "Dennis Bryant BPC Solutions" wrote:

    > have you tried going into the command prompt and setting permissions using
    > "attrib" Also try taking ownership of the directory?
    >
    > "Wille" <Wille@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:0D6C9B82-C8D5-455F-8F98-FFC2431F3EE9@xxxxxx

    > > Hey!
    > >
    > > I have a really enoying problem! The folder that I keep all my music in
    > > have
    > > turned itself into write protection and I cant turn it off!?!
    > >
    > > Every time I turn it of in properties and click on ok, exit and enter
    > > properties again its there!?
    > >
    > > I use windows vista home premium.
    > >
    > > thanks.
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Walt Thatcher Guest

    Re: Can't get rid of write-protection.

    Gonefishin <Gonefishin@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >
    >Hi there
    >I have an apparently identical problem using Windows XP witrh SP3.
    Then ask your question in an XP GROUP.

    >How do I take ovnership - there does not appear to be a "share" option in
    >the "Files optionsĀ£
    >Thanks
    >
    >"Dennis Bryant BPC Solutions" wrote:
    >

    >> have you tried going into the command prompt and setting permissions using
    >> "attrib" Also try taking ownership of the directory?
    >>
    >> "Wille" <Wille@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:0D6C9B82-C8D5-455F-8F98-FFC2431F3EE9@xxxxxx

    >> > Hey!
    >> >
    >> > I have a really enoying problem! The folder that I keep all my music in
    >> > have
    >> > turned itself into write protection and I cant turn it off!?!
    >> >
    >> > Every time I turn it of in properties and click on ok, exit and enter
    >> > properties again its there!?
    >> >
    >> > I use windows vista home premium.
    >> >
    >> > thanks.
    >>
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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