Why does file properties revert to read-only?

April 26, 2015 at 11:56:32
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I transferred files from administrator to another user. The files are read only and when I change them to get full permissions, they revert back to read only, so that I can not change the files as the other user.

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#1
April 26, 2015 at 13:44:58

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#2
April 28, 2015 at 19:19:07
Are the files in question on the hard drive or some other media--flash drive, cd/dvd, etc?

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#3
April 29, 2015 at 14:18:20
They are on the hard drive.

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#4
April 30, 2015 at 00:35:02
I don't have a vista machine but I assume it's like XP as far as changing attributes--right click on the file, choose 'properties' and then at the bottom make sure the 'read only' box is unchecked. Then 'apply' and 'OK'.

If that's all OK you might copy the files to another location and try again.


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#5
April 30, 2015 at 10:50:55
That does not work.

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#6
April 30, 2015 at 23:37:42
I assume you checked Johnw's links? A couple other possibilities:

In case it's a 'take ownership' issue:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/6...

Files with a /s (system) attribute are always going to be 'read only' unless both attributes are removed. Windows doesn't want you messing with system files so I think making that change always needs to be done from command prompt. Some details from mumbodog here:

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-x...


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