locked
Read Only Issue RRS feed

  • Question

  • I can not change the read only attributes button !!  Therefore I can not work on my photo files.   I've gone through the security tab and made the changes to the administrator (me) and full access but nothing changes.    The files seem to change but then when you go back, nothing has change.   Please help me or give me a patch....bill
    Monday, August 17, 2015 11:33 PM

Answers

  • On Tue, 18 Aug 2015 03:11:57 +0000, Read Only Issue wrote:

    I'm testing it by after going through the processes, I click on the properties, change the read only button and then apply.   It runs through all the files and it appears to change them.   But then after it finishes, I right click on the picture file, general tab and the read only button is on again.

    If you are referring to the Read only check box on the General tab of a
    folder's properties then that won't accomplish anything at all. That
    attribute, on a folder really has nothing to do with whether or not you can
    write to that folder, instead that is used to indicate whether or not that
    folder is a "special" folder. Refer to the following article for details,
    particularly the Cause section. Note that this article still applies in
    Windows 10.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/326549

    Your problem is more likely to do with permissions, which are set on the
    Security tab, not the General tab.


    Paul Adare - FIM CM MVP

    • Proposed as answer by Michael_LS Wednesday, August 19, 2015 2:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by Deason Wu Thursday, September 3, 2015 7:54 AM
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 4:25 AM

All replies

  • Does it happen in Safe mode also?

    I shall suggest you to create a new user account with administrative privileges and recheck the issue.


    S.Sengupta, Windows Experience MVP

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:33 AM
  • If they are from either a camera or a previous OS you need to take ownership of them to be able to work on them

    http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/take-ownership-of-files-folder-and-change-permissions-in-windows-8/


    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 12:34 AM
  • I tried taking ownership and permissions (security tab exercise) in both the regular and safe mode.  It didn't work.   I also set up another user and tried that in safe mode - that didn't work.

    I'm testing it by after going through the processes, I click on the properties, change the read only button and then apply.   It runs through all the files and it appears to change them.   But then after it finishes, I right click on the picture file, general tab and the read only button is on again.

    Any other suggestions?   Thank You Team Zigzag and S.Sengupta for your ideas.   bill

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 3:11 AM
  • On Tue, 18 Aug 2015 03:11:57 +0000, Read Only Issue wrote:

    I'm testing it by after going through the processes, I click on the properties, change the read only button and then apply.   It runs through all the files and it appears to change them.   But then after it finishes, I right click on the picture file, general tab and the read only button is on again.

    If you are referring to the Read only check box on the General tab of a
    folder's properties then that won't accomplish anything at all. That
    attribute, on a folder really has nothing to do with whether or not you can
    write to that folder, instead that is used to indicate whether or not that
    folder is a "special" folder. Refer to the following article for details,
    particularly the Cause section. Note that this article still applies in
    Windows 10.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/326549

    Your problem is more likely to do with permissions, which are set on the
    Security tab, not the General tab.


    Paul Adare - FIM CM MVP

    • Proposed as answer by Michael_LS Wednesday, August 19, 2015 2:01 AM
    • Marked as answer by Deason Wu Thursday, September 3, 2015 7:54 AM
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 4:25 AM