I've got a sony 2gb flash disk (or thumb drive or whatever it's meant to be called).
When I try to print files after opening them I can't do so because a message pops up saying "can't do what you want stupid-head because this is a read-only file" or something to that effect.
I've run an on line virus checker on the file and says it comes up clean. I think it was kapersky that I used.
I've tried right clicking on the file and then clicking on the "sharing and security" button. After that I go to general and UNclick the "read-only" button. Then I click apply for all folders, the machine goes through the motions of applying the command to all the folders then I click ok.
After that I open the file and it's STILL ticked on the "read-only" check box. However, there are three different levels of "tick" which I noticed. One is an obvious bold tick. The second is a "semi" tick which looks like a normal tick but it's slightly faded. the third option is totally unticked.
After going through the process of unticking the checkbox and applying it to all folders, the "semi" tick option is no longer available; just the normal tick and untick UNTIL I try to open the folder again at which point the semi tick is back in the "read-only" box again.