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disabling Read-only attributes for all directories on a hard drive?

  1. #1


    yawnmoth Guest

    disabling Read-only attributes for all directories on a hard drive?

    I have a hard drive with multiple directories in the root directory
    and every one of these directories and the files contained therein are
    Read-only. I would like to make them writable all at once but am not
    sure how to do so. I can do it one directory at a time from the root
    directory and can do all the subdirectories of that directory by
    checking the appropriate checkbox, but near as I can tell, there is no
    way to do all the subdirectories within the root directory? Unless
    I'm mistaken?

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  2. #2


    Gordon Guest

    Re: disabling Read-only attributes for all directories on a hard drive?

    "yawnmoth" <terra1024@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >I have a hard drive with multiple directories in the root directory
    > and every one of these directories and the files contained therein are
    > Read-only. I would like to make them writable all at once but am not
    > sure how to do so. I can do it one directory at a time from the root
    > directory and can do all the subdirectories of that directory by
    > checking the appropriate checkbox, but near as I can tell, there is no
    > way to do all the subdirectories within the root directory? Unless
    > I'm mistaken?
    You are. Mistaken that is. Actually not - you have a misconception. The
    "Read-Only" attribute for a folder does not affect the CONTENTS of the
    folder. You can still read and write files and folders within that folder,
    as long as you have the permissions to do so.



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disabling Read-only attributes for all directories on a hard drive?

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