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files are read only when extracted from Zip folders

  1. #1


    Jeannette Guest

    files are read only when extracted from Zip folders

    Hello,

    Whenever I extract a file from a zip folder or from a zip file from the
    network, the file is set to 'read only'. That's annoying. Any way to change
    that?

    Thanks

    Jeannette

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  2. #2


    Rick Rogers Guest

    Re: files are read only when extracted from Zip folders

    Hi Jeannette,

    All folders appear "read only", this attribute only applies to files. The
    appearance of that attribute in a folder's properties is misleading.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "Jeannette" <Jeannette@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:870BF9A9-8E41-47F9-A83E-8FBC93C2F6F7@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > Whenever I extract a file from a zip folder or from a zip file from the
    > network, the file is set to 'read only'. That's annoying. Any way to
    > change
    > that?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Jeannette



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  3. #3


    Jeannette Guest

    Re: files are read only when extracted from Zip folders

    So how is it that when I try to open the file my program warns me that it is
    read only and that after I change the properties it opens ok?.

    I solved the problem. I installed my old trusty PKzip Explorer that I was
    using in W2k and that works fine.

    Thank you

    Jeannette

    "Rick Rogers" wrote:

    > Hi Jeannette,
    >
    > All folders appear "read only", this attribute only applies to files. The
    > appearance of that attribute in a folder's properties is misleading.
    >
    > --
    > Best of Luck,
    >
    > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    >
    > "Jeannette" <Jeannette@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:870BF9A9-8E41-47F9-A83E-8FBC93C2F6F7@microsoft.com...
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > Whenever I extract a file from a zip folder or from a zip file from the
    > > network, the file is set to 'read only'. That's annoying. Any way to
    > > change
    > > that?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > Jeannette

    >
    >


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