Has nothing to do with Vista, it's a permissions issue associated with the
creator/owner of a folder. Same thing existed in XP, 2K, and NT before it.
Folders created in another operating system have to be taken over by the
owner of the different operating system when migrated. This is an inherent
part of any NT system, as opposed to the 9x line where security was pretty
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"David Morgan (MAMS)" <email@example.comC/Odm> wrote in message
> "Max" <max@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> It's likely a 'permissions' thing.
>> Files/folders copied from another machine or Windows install do not
>> to the Vista system or user--they are flagged with previous ownership and
>> therefore are limited in what can be done with them.
>> Take Ownership of the files/folders and you should be fine.
>> Here is an easy way:
> Nice tip, thanks...
> More evidence as to why VISTA is less than ready for prime time.
>> Maxwell Bluemeanie
>> "Michelle" <mh_londonSPAMSTOP@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> >I have copied all my internet favourites folders in from Windows XP
>> >I didn't use a password in XP and still don't in Vista.
>> > Now, I can't organise or add-to any of the folders in Vista. It says
>> > they
>> > are read-only.
>> > When I display the properties of the folders, they have a green square
>> > (mixed content) in the read-only tick-box. I switch it off and accept
>> > the
>> > prompt which says that it will apply to files and sub-folders.
>> > But when I go to use them they are still read-only, and when I look at
>> > their properties, they are unchanged - still flagged with mixed
>> > content.
>> > And I still can't organise or add to them.
>> > What can I do to make them useable again?
>> > thanks...
>> > M