make a folder non-Read only

Cotsos February 14, 2009 at 02:28:12
Specs: Windows XP
I really need help...
I need to make a folder non-read only on my windows xp pro (sp2)

I 've been trying for hours, to find a solution. I know it's a common propblem and that all my folders all read only. Most of the links I found are 2-3 years old. Has it been solved?

attrib on dos prompt, doesn't work.
safe mode doesn't work
taking ownership doesn't work.
modifying the registry with "usesystem" value doesn't work

Is there a 100% working solution about this problem?

don't ask me why, don't ask me what i want to do with the folder... I've been reading the same things over and over.
Can I do it? Yes or no please.

Sorry if I sound a bit angry, but I really am frustrated.


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#1
February 14, 2009 at 06:28:03
If you're telling us what NOT to ask you, how are we supposed to help????? You may be able to do what you want; you may not be able to. It depends.

Also, there is no DOS in Windows XP.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#2
February 14, 2009 at 12:17:37
Folders are set to 'read only' because there is no logical reason to ever write 'to' a folder. You write to files 'inside' a folder but 'never' to the folder itself. I don't know what you are thinking, but it's all wrong.

It cannot be changed!!


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#3
February 14, 2009 at 13:02:39
Right, aegis, and we're not permitted to ask either. LOL

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#4
February 14, 2009 at 13:58:45
Yup :-)

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