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    A.Translator Guest

    'read only' folder cannot be unlocked

    My email client writes spelling corrections to a .tlx file in a folder that
    Vista has marked 'read only' . I have tried to uncheck the 'read only',
    authorized everybody to do everything (I am desperate!), even did it all again
    with UAC off, but the folder remains 'read only' . I can manually change and
    save the .tlx file, but that is not what I want to do. I am logged in as
    administrator and using Vista Home Premium.

    Can someone tell me how to unlock the folder?
    Thank you.

    --
    Groet,
    Adriana
    [ gooi de vuilnis weg als je me wilt mailen ]
    www.spinsister.nl



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    Michael Walraven Guest

    Re: 'read only' folder cannot be unlocked

    Folders are not 'read only', notice that the box is a filled in square, not
    'checked'. You can fiddle with that box all you want there will be no
    change. Files may be 'read only' but the attribute does not apply to
    folders.

    Michael
    Vista Home premium

    "A.Translator" <transVUILlatoria@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > My email client writes spelling corrections to a .tlx file in a folder
    > that Vista has marked 'read only' . I have tried to uncheck the 'read
    > only', authorized everybody to do everything (I am desperate!), even did
    > it all again with UAC off, but the folder remains 'read only' . I can
    > manually change and save the .tlx file, but that is not what I want to do.
    > I am logged in as administrator and using Vista Home Premium.
    >
    > Can someone tell me how to unlock the folder?
    > Thank you.
    >
    > --
    > Groet,
    > Adriana
    > [ gooi de vuilnis weg als je me wilt mailen ]
    > www.spinsister.nl
    >
    >

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    A.Translator Guest

    Re: 'read only' folder cannot be unlocked

    Michael Walraven schreef op 4-12-2007

    > Folders are not 'read only', notice that the box is a filled in square, not
    > 'checked'. You can fiddle with that box all you want there will be no change.
    > Files may be 'read only' but the attribute does not apply to folders.
    I stand corrected. But how do I get the corrections in my spelling checker to
    be accepted?

    --
    Groet,
    Adriana
    [ gooi de vuilnis weg als je me wilt mailen ]
    www.spinsister.nl



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    Dzomlija's Avatar

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    Re: 'read only' folder cannot be unlocked

    Quote Originally Posted by A.Translator View Post
    Michael Walraven schreef op 4-12-2007

    I stand corrected. But how do I get the corrections in my spelling checker to
    be accepted?
    Where are the ".tlx" files being saved? If they are being saved to any sub folder of "C:\Program Files" or "C:\Program Files (x86)", then the security protocols of Vista do not allow applications to write anything to those folders, other than an installer type application.

    If possible, change the settings of your mail program to have it save these files to a different location, or go to the application manufacturers website for an update where this problem may have been addressed.

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    A.Translator Guest

    Re: 'read only' folder cannot be unlocked

    dzomlija schreef op 4-12-2007

    > Where are the ".tlx" files being saved? If they are being saved to any
    > sub folder of "C:\Program Files" or "C:\Program Files (x86)", then the
    > security protocols of Vista do not allow applications to write anything
    > to those folders, other than an installer type application.
    That is the answer. Thank you. They are saved here: C:\Program Files\The
    Bat!\Speller - where The Bat! is my email client.
    I will contact the maker of the software.

    --
    Groet,
    Adriana
    [ gooi de vuilnis weg als je me wilt mailen ]
    www.spinsister.nl



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    Re: 'read only' folder cannot be unlocked

    Quote Originally Posted by A.Translator View Post
    That is the answer. Thank you. They are saved here: C:\Program Files\The Bat!\Speller - where The Bat! is my email client. I will contact the maker of the software.
    I took the liberty of checking for you (RITLabs. The Bat! Email Client). The newest version of "The Bat!" is dated 19 October 2007. Perhaps the problem you mentioned will be fixed with that release?

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    Michael Walraven Guest

    Re: 'read only' folder cannot be unlocked

    Need more information on what program you are using that is doing the
    spelling checking, and the location that is holding the user dictionary.

    for instance in my system
    Word 2007: C:\users\walraven\appdata\roaming\microsoft\uproof\custom.dic
    Windows Live Mail: c:\users\walraven\appdata\local\microsoft\windows live
    mail\proof\lang0409.lex


    these locations are available to my as the owner of those locations.

    Michael
    Vista Home premium



    "A.Translator" <transVUILlatoria@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > Michael Walraven schreef op 4-12-2007

    >> Folders are not 'read only', notice that the box is a filled in square,
    >> not 'checked'. You can fiddle with that box all you want there will be no
    >> change. Files may be 'read only' but the attribute does not apply to
    >> folders.
    >
    > I stand corrected. But how do I get the corrections in my spelling checker
    > to be accepted?
    >
    > --
    > Groet,
    > Adriana
    > [ gooi de vuilnis weg als je me wilt mailen ]
    > www.spinsister.nl
    >
    >

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    A.Translator Guest

    Re: 'read only' folder cannot be unlocked

    dzomlija schreef op 4-12-2007

    > I took the liberty of checking for you ('RITLabs. The Bat! Email
    > Client' (http://www.ritlabs.com/en/products/thebat/)). The newest
    > version of "The Bat!" is dated 19 October 2007. Perhaps the problem you
    > mentioned will be fixed with that release?
    Thanks for that. I have the latest version of The Bat! which is supposed to
    `work with Vista`. Most things go smootly. This speller problem is the first
    thing I ran into on Vista.

    --
    Groet,
    Adriana
    [ gooi de vuilnis weg als je me wilt mailen ]
    www.spinsister.nl



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    A.Translator Guest

    Re: 'read only' folder cannot be unlocked

    Michael Walraven schreef op 4-12-2007

    > Need more information on what program you are using that is doing the
    > spelling checking, and the location that is holding the user dictionary.
    You must have missed the info I gave earlier±


    They are saved here: C:\Program Files\The Bat!\Speller - where The Bat! is my
    email client.

    --
    Groet,
    Adriana
    [ gooi de vuilnis weg als je me wilt mailen ]
    www.spinsister.nl



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    Tim Slattery Guest

    Re: 'read only' folder cannot be unlocked

    A.Translator <transVUILlatoria@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >My email client writes spelling corrections to a .tlx file in a folder that
    >Vista has marked 'read only' . I have tried to uncheck the 'read only',
    >authorized everybody to do everything (I am desperate!), even did it all again
    >with UAC off, but the folder remains 'read only' .
    The folder is not read-only. That attribute has no meaning for
    folders. What you are seeing is a 3-state box in its third state:
    neither checked nor non-checked.

    The control exists on the folder's property page as a shortcut. By
    checking it and clicking "OK", you can set the read-only property for
    ALL files in the folder. By clearing the box and clicking "OK" you
    clear the attribute for ALL files in the folder.

    To find out whether the file is read-only, right-click it and check
    its properties.

    --
    Tim Slattery
    MS MVP(Shell/User)
    Slattery_T@xxxxxx
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt

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