Sudden problem with read-only

March 25, 2009 at 05:37:31
Specs: Windows Vista

Just a day or two ago, I suddenly realized that my computer had gone to all read-only status. I tried the command prompt "attrib -R * /r /s" (or whatever it is) that I saw in a forum but that did absolutely nothing to fix my problem. Does anyone know how I can get rid of this incredibly annoying issue? I'm getting really annoyed, is there a program someone knows about to fix this? Thanks

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March 25, 2009 at 07:22:44
... found this:
- Click start
- Type explorer
- Right-click windows explorer under programs when it comes up, then click
run as administrator

So far, so good ... Now, on Vista formatted NTFS drives, it doesn't give
permission to edit permissions to Administrators ...

So, we have to get around that ...

- Browse to Computer
- Right-click on the drive in question
- Click Properties
- Click Security Tab
- Click Edit
- Click Advanced
- Click Owner
- Click Administrators
- Click OK
- Click OK
- Click OK

All right .. we now have ownership of the drive, which overrides NTFS
settings and allows us to change permissions

- Right-click the drive
- Click Properties
- Click Security tab
- Click Edit
Allright ... from this screen you should now be able to edit the NTFS
security on your drive

- Click Add
- Type your username and press enter
- Select full control
- Click OK

You will get a warning about changing security settings on a drive. Click
Yes to continue. It will then propagate down the filesystem to every folder
file that you have access to and that doesn't have overridden settings.

give everyone access to that temp folder - then it works!

... hey I'm only the messenger

... Mavis007

"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze

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