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'read only' folder cannot be unlocked

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A.Translator

#1
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.

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Michael Walraven

#2
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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#3
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?

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#4
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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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.

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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

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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
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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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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.

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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.

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Tim Slattery

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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.

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Michael Walraven

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Yup, messages passed in the night.....

If you go to c:\Program Files\The Bat!\
and to c:\Program Files\The Bat!\Speller\

do you see in the task bar a new button 'Compatibility Files' ?, if so that
Vista is implementing a feature that 'takes care' of the problem of writing
into the 'program files' area.

When Vista sees a program try to write into that area it instead writes the
files into a compatibility area. Usually a location such as:
C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\name of your
program\..\..

Depending on how the program was written this allows operations to seem to
work the same as before, however notice that these 'Virtual' files are now
on a per account basis rather than a global basis.

If you click on the 'Compatibility Files' button you should then see the
actual files the program is accessing/changing.

Michael


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> 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 schreef op 4-12-2007

> By clearing the box and clicking "OK" you
> clear the attribute for ALL files in the folder
That is what is not working, and I understand now, is not supposed to work.
Thanks, though.

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Michael Walraven schreef op 4-12-2007

> Depending on how the program was written this allows operations to seem to
> work the same as before, however notice that these 'Virtual' files are now on
> a per account basis rather than a global basis.

> If you click on the 'Compatibility Files' button you should then see the
> actual files the program is accessing/changing.
thank you too, Michael.

I don't want to mess up anything, had no idea it would be so complicated, so I
guess I'll live without the spelling check till the software manufacturer has
found a solution.

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Michael Walraven schreef op 4-12-2007


thank you too, Michael.

I don't want to mess up anything, had no idea it would be so complicated, so I
guess I'll live without the spelling check till the software manufacturer has
found a solution.

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Adriana
[ gooi de vuilnis weg als je me wilt mailen ]
Spinsister
Perhaps contacting their technical support, and relaying this issue to them alert them to the problem. At the very least, they will have one more person that has complained about this (there's bound to have been others). There more people complain about a particular problem, the harder they'll work at solving it....
 

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