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How to get the folder name which is having Read and Write Permission

Q: How to get the folder name which is having Read and Write Permission


How to get the folder name which is having Read and Write Permission(for all users)


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A: How to get the folder name which is having Read and Write Permission

Hi Nidheesh,

Try the following in a CMD window:


dir /A-R
/A = attribute
-R = files that are NOT read-only files


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I messed up! Big time. (at least in my mind)

I have a laptop with a drive that is partitioned. C = programs and D = files, pics, music, etc. I have to share my laptop with a family member for awhile and I don't like them looking at my stuff, so I thought I would be savvy and change the permissions so they, as a user, couldn't read or write that drive. Since I have a administrator account I figured this was the best way to protect my privacy. WRONG!!! Now when I log in, as me, the administrator, I can not access the drive. If I click on My Computer, I see drive C with 11gb free, but drive D just says NFTS.

How can I undo this mistake?

Thanks for the HELP !!!

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I tried unchecking read only.
When apply and look it is back to read only.

How can I make this read and write permission?

A:public tv folder read only? mythtv needs read write persmissions

You can do this by going into the C:>Users>Public folder properties, click the Sharing tab then click on the Advanced Sharing button showing in the first picture.

Click the box to share the folder like in the second picture, at that point the Permissions button will light up.

Click the permissions button, Add check marks for full control "third picture" then hit the Apply button, on all windows click Ok etc.

At this point the Public folder and it's subfolder will have read/write access.

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Hello guys,

I am admin on the computer but somehow (may be via group policy) I can not write/delete to my USB. By the way this is a corporate laptop. I tried couple of ways to fix it but couldn't manage. Is there a way to fix this issue?

Thanks in advance and best regards.

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I have a network of computers in my office running on windows 7 and one main computer running on windows 10. I have a folder shared on my windows 10 pc and i can access this folder on all computers on my network. I can read but not write on this shared folder on my other pcs on the network. I tried sharing everyone (read/write) on the properties but still same problem...please help

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Not sure what's going on here or how to fix it. I've tried every workaround I can find, and nothing works. It's a folder in my Steam directory, and even when I try to manipulate it as an administrator I can't even read access it. I also can't see permissions
on it, so I can't change those or take ownership, either.

I really need to fix this. Any ideas?

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We are using windows 7 and all our clients are under the domain. one of our dept member requested me to create a share folder in his pc in which user can create edit modify any of file but not to delete any of file.
So is it possible or not???
Please help me out this issue.

Rakesh Kumar

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Guys, a real basic question. I am looking at buying a new machine and have a choice of DVDRW/CDRW or DVDRW. The CD write and read speed (16 and 24) appears alot quicker than the DVD write and read speed (4 and 8). Is this a true comparison i.e. the CD reads 4 times quicker than the DVD or am I missing something. Will be using the laptop for a lot of CD reading for itunes and this is an important factor in my decision. All guidance appreciated. Cheers.

On a side note anyone know what the differance is between these two graphics chipsets?? i.e. which is better or are they pretty much the same

Gaphics chipset - Intel 855GM NVIDIA Ge Force FX go 5200
Mem Size - 64mb 64mb
Mem type - Shared Dedicated

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I have a Gateway Computer running Windows 98. MY problem concerns a Philips 3610 Read/Write - Write CD. It has always been a problem i.e. - balky. I am using Adaptec Easy CD Creator 3.5 software. I can burn a CD but it is only readable on the Philips. I can't get it to initialize on the other CD drive on the computer or on the drive in my wife's Compaq laptop. I had to transfer a 5MEG file to her computer and finally had to install an old Zip Drive to do it. Sometimes (sometimes not) I get an error message after the CD is burned, but it reads OK in the parent drive.

Any thoughts will be appreciated.

Also, went to Philips website to try to find new drivers - It's lousy!


[email protected]

[Edited by mountaindance on 06-20-2001 at 11:56 AM]

A:Philips 3610 Read/Write - Write CD

I trust you have the updates from Adaptec/Roxio.

Try the Sony CD Extreme software: http://sony.storagesupport.com/dlag...m/dsonyweb/cdrw/SonyCDExtreme1.3.390Setup.exe It should work fine with your burner. If you just select “data” in the opening wizard it will record session at once, close the session so it can be read and leave the disc open so you can add more stuff. Very robust software – make sure you don’t use a formatted CD. If that still doesn’t work I suggest trying some different blank media.

If you are recording to a formatted CD then you are packet writing and it can’t be read on any other computer until you install the reader for it from http://www.roxio.com


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I have a file server where ABE is enabled ,I tried to test a scenario where ACLs are applied on a folder such that only read permission is granted
for example I have shared drive mapped at say Z:
now when applied ACLs from GUI I allowed (Read Attributes,Read extended attributes,Read Permission,list folder/read data) and denied rest of all,I found something as below

Z:\>icacls abe

Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files

At this point from user microhard\t1 I was able to see folder 'ABE' and was able to list files/folder inside 'ABE'

When removed microhard\t1 from ABE folder and tried applying same ACLs from command-line

Z:\>icacls abe  /remove  microhard\t1
processed file: abe
Z:\>icacls abe  /deny microhard\t1:(OI)(CI)(W,D,WDAC,WO,X,DC)
processed file: abe
Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files

Z:\>icacls abe  /grant microhard\t1:(OI)(CI)(R)
processed file: abe
Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files

Z:\>icacls abe

Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files


Now folder  'ABE' is visible but no file/folder inside 'ABE',I checked on wind... Read more

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Can anyone help with this issue (no write permissions to directory. (see WinFileWriterImpl::open())

A:No Write Permission

see if these steps help you with that error http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-security/no-write-permissions-to-directory-see/01c1482f-5a5b-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5

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I have win 7 ultimate.

I read a great write up on how to create a "show desktop" shortcut. It tells how to add the icon to the taskbar.


I followed the directions which included writting a file to the c:/windows folder but, windows says I do not have permission to contact the admn. well, I checked my "account" and it is set to Admin...

Oh and I can created a folder in c:/windows just not a file?

Isn't that wierd???

A:write permission


Maybe this will help

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hope you fine everybody

while i trying to install subversion (visualSVN Server) i get this error message:

could not write value ConfigArgs to key \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VisualSVNServer\Parameters. verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel.

how can i fix that problem, please.

A:could not write value to key - permission error

This may help you figuring out what permissions you need:
Permissions required to run VisualSVN Server - VisualSVN Help Center

Before proceeding, make a backup of your registry: Registry - Backup and Restore

Also, as long as you are the admin and you have rights to the whole computer, you can go into the Registry, navigate to the key you referenced above and click "Edit" at the top left next to "File" (Alternatively you can right click on the Key and select Permissions). Click "Permissions" and then add Read/Write ability for the User you are using.

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When I try to install my new Kensington USB Display Adapter(sort of a video board) on my recent (2 weeks old) Lenovo "ideaCentre B3" computer I get this error msg.

"Error opening installation log file. Verify that the specified log file location exists and is writable."

Windows7 home Premium, 64 bit

Kensington said download new "Setup.exe" file when that gave same error, they said not our problem go away.
also tried run as admin - same problem!

Lenovo said software is not under warranty it will cost a lot of money to troubleshoot - call microsoft.

Microsoft said this is an OEM product call Lenovo.

any HELP would be appreciated

A:How do I get permission to write to log file

Are you sure the driver included with the setup software for the Kengsington device is a 64-bit driver?

Re your post: Microsoft is correct in telling you that the OEM, in your case Lenovo, is responsible for operating system problems. However, if the problem is with the device installation software, neither Microsoft nor Lenovo are responsible, that's for Kensington to put right.

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I noticed that I don't have premission to save files to my C drive.
Why is that?
Thank you,

A:permission to write to my C drive

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I've done this file sharing many times and have always gotten it to work one way or another ... that is until today. Here is my situation:

- Windows 7 home, 64 bit with network discovery and file sharing turned on and the 40/56 bit encryption selected (since one of my networked computers has winXP).

- I'm trying to share my whole F drive on the network. The owner of this drive in the advanced security settings is listed as "Paul" (my account - which is an administrator).

- I go to F: properties and select the sharing tab. It says "F:\ Shared". Clicking on advanced, I see that the "Share this folder" box is checked and if I click on the "Permissions" button I see that is has just one Group called "Everyone" and it has all three "allow" checkmarks (Full Control, Change, Read).

- I go to the "Security" tab and it shows "Everyone" with Full control. To make sure I click on "Advanced", "Permissions tab", "Change Permissions", highlight "Everyone", check the box that says "Replace all child object permissions ..." then click on "Edit". Then I make sure every checkmark is on "Allow" and click "OK".

But then when I go to another computer on the network, I find that I can read all the folders of the F drive, but I can't write to any of them. I guess I must have missed at least one small detail, but I can't think of what.
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A:can't share with write permission

Under the ownership tab, what accounts show up with permission to take ownership?

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HI - new to the forum and would appreciate anyone's help.

When trying to update install updates to quicktime and thunderbird I get an error saying I don't have permissions to write to the application directory. I have only one user on this PC set to administrator. -

A:Windows 7 - no permission to write app directory

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Try updating them from the built-in administrator account, which gives you full privileges and permissions.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

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when I try to access the advanced settings for my COM1 port (logged in as admin) I get the following msg:

I found what I believed to be the correct COM1 registry key in the following path:
and set permissions to allow full control, but still no luck. can anyone let me know how I can solve this problem? thanks

A:need write permission for COM1 port

this is what's causing the problem:

When you open the COM port properties in Device Manager, and then click Advanced on the Port Settings tab, you may receive the following error message:

You must have write privileges in the registry for this device in order to modify the devices advanced settings.

This behavior occurs because there are three missing registry subkeys from the following registry key:


The missing keys are:

* ForceFifoEnable

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New Windows 10 . Much chagrined to find that I apparently cannot create or write on existing wordpad documents without activating MS Office. Wordpad is listed as a Windows 10 accessory. I can't imagine why it should be linked to Office/Word. I don't want to download Office/Word because of expense. Is there a way around this? I have a copy of Windows Office 2007. Would it be compatible with this latest windows 10 ?

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This does this with everything from MSWord to Photoshop, it will randomly tell me that I do not have permission to save files either in My Documents or My Pictures and whatever program I was using writes a 0bytes jpg, png, docx, etc that is NOT deletable! it ALWAYS says "You need permission from the computer's administrator to perform this action" But I AM the administrator, the program wrote a 0 byte file that I cannot delete. the folders in My Documents and My Pictures is littered with 0 byte files that I cannot delete. I tried using the "take ownership" right click registry hack, it says it was successful at taking ownership but nothing could be further from the truth. it still says "You need permission from the computer's administrator to perform this action"
Any ideas on what the problem could be?

A:random "You don't have permission to write" in my documents and my pictures

There may be a system permissions issue.
Try running Windows Repair AIO with default settings. (doublecheck that reset permissions is ticked, I can't remember off the top of my head)
Let us know how you go.

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I have many computers into my network. I share my movies folder with the whole network but i would like to give write permission only to my HTPC (permission to create and delete files)

Where can i find a tutorial explaining me how to do that ? Or could someone just post me the steps to do it ?


A:write permission for a specific network computer

anarchoi, are these machines which require special sharing both Windows 7 machines?

Per machine permissions aren't really possible although there may be a way to accomplish what you want using the Homegroup permission settings.

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I have an external drive connected to a computer (running Windows 8) that's shared on a home network, accessible by 3 other machines (these machines run Windows 7). The permission is set up such that all other 3 machines can access and read files from the external drive, and they have no problem doing so. Within that external drive, I have a folder with permission set for Everyone and full control, because I want to allow other 3 machines to edit files in or copy files into that particular subfolder. Despite that, other 3 machines cannot edit files in that folder, nor able to copy files into that folder. I checked permission tab of that folder from a network machine, and it does display Everyone with full control. Any suggestion? Thanks.

A:network user unable to write to subfolder with permission

Originally Posted by namsilat

I have an external drive connected to a computer (running Windows 8) that's shared on a home network, accessible by 3 other machines (these machines run Windows 7). The permission is set up such that all other 3 machines can access and read files from the external drive, and they have no problem doing so. Within that external drive, I have a folder with permission set for Everyone and full control, because I want to allow other 3 machines to edit files in or copy files into that particular subfolder. Despite that, other 3 machines cannot edit files in that folder, nor able to copy files into that folder. I checked permission tab of that folder from a network machine, and it does display Everyone with full control. Any suggestion? Thanks.

Besides the permission settings on the sharing tab you also need to go into the Security Tab and add permissions for Everyone there as well. The link below shows you how.

HDD sharing - Windows 7 Forums

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i was bout to burn a cd today and my cd drive says insert a cd, so i try about 3 other cds, and then i tested to see if it would read cds at all and it wouldnt.i think it might have somthing to do with a virus

i noticed that my norton antivirus wasnt in the taskbar, so i open it up and it doesnt have auto protect on(and it wont let me turn it on and i cant reinstall either sicne the drive wont work), i scanned for virus and ran adaware too but same old problem--- it wont read nor write.....

my operating system is Windows XP

burner name is: CD-R/CD-RW CW079D

Might not matter but firmware version:11SJ

somone please help

A:CD BURNER won't read or write..PLEASE READ

A virus may be at work.....you may need to reinstall Norton AV.

If you have a fast internet connection (broadband), run an online virus scan at TrendMicro. Make sure to select the Autoclean option. Otherwise, make sure your antivirus program has the latest definitions and run a full system scan.

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Dear Sir/Madam,
I want to figure out how to set the NTFS permission so as to let a sale manager has full access the marketing group folder's one project file, and hide all other files in the folder ? Without creating shortcut to the sale manager or sharing whole marketing
group folder.
With best regards,

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I am trying to get my HP laptop to go to my Dell desktop and open a program that has files that I need to work on. The error I get is that the HP only has "permission to read" and it must have "permission to read and write" so access is denied. I contacted the maker of the program Aurora that I'm trying to use and they couldn't correct the problem. HP couldn't correct the problem nor could the tech company "The Smart Guys" (recommended by HP) correct the problem. Both computers see each other, both have shared hard drives and the laptop is mapped to the Desktop. Any suggestions?

A:Permission To Read

I think what is going on that the share permissions are set wrong on the folder you are sharing. You will need to set them so that you have write access.

You may also need to set the security settings to the appropriate.

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I have struggled for several days trying to set up file permissions for a three-computer wireless private home network. Two computers are XP Home and one is Vista Home. From either XP computer I can download Excel files that are on a shared folder on the Vista computer, but the XP computer sees the file as read-only. Thus, from an XP computer I cannot modify the file and then re-save it in its original location on the Vista computer.

My account name is admin on all three computers; my password is the same on all three computers. The network name is MSHOME on all three computers.

How do I set up user accounts on the Vista and XP computers to allow a remote XP user (i.e., me, admin, the administrator) to have full access to the shared folder on the Vista computer?

A:Can't get past read-only permission.

I am a little confused here but I would think you need to go into the properties of the folder or file you want to give rights to and assign Full rights to it so when you pick it up from any other pc, you can change stuff on it.

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Hello, So I need to assign my permissions so that a user group can copy files into a shared folder, can only see the names of the files, but can`t open or edit any of the files in that folder, basically it should be able to list and write files but any reading whatsoever should be denied. Since list and read options are together and can`t be seperated in Windows 7, I can`t figure out a way to do this, any ideas?

A:List but not read permission

The NTFS permissions under the Security tab of the Properties sheet should allow for List-only, and they will take precedence over any more lax Sharing permissions.

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My PC is running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and I have shared a few folders using advanced sharing. I have given 'Everyone' read permission to the folder. To test this I use my laptop which is running the same OS, press WinKey+R and enter \\<IP-address>. Windows then prompts me for username and password. The same happens if I try to connect directly to the directory by entering \\<IP-address>\<directory>. How can I access my files without having to log in with my account on the PC that is sharing files? All I wan't to do is to give ANYone on the network read permissions. They shouldn't have to authenticate.

A:Public read permission in SMB share

Thanks for your reply!

The reason that I can't use authentication is that I will be hosting a file server for a LAN gaming event, and it has to be really easy for the clients so they don't have to make adjustments. I think I should just stick with a local web server.

You said that those steps were necessary to make Windows 7 work with older servers, but the thing is, both the server and the client that I have been testing are running Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

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With a USB-attached adapter, for 2.5-, 3.5-, and 5.25-sized drives, can I write, in addition to read? In other words, are they I/O? Are any adapters read-only?


A:Ext HD read and write?

I see no reason why you will not be able to Read/Write Copy...or whatever you want to do

Assuming this is PC and not Mac/PC

Yes there are some adaptors that have Read-only (Write-protect) Function

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Hi guys
I have a very strange kind of a problem in my pc............I have a DVD writer(Sony DVD RW AW-Q170A) which is working very good with reading or writing cd's but when it comes to reading or writing dvd's it has some problem. Whenever I write a dvd it gives no problem during burning process but when it comes to reading it, it shows no data on my burned dvd...............When i checked the burned dvd properties i found it on RAW format which is not supported by windows........................Though all these dvds are working fine with my friends pcs.............i m using nero 7 for writing my dvd's...............can anyone tell me what is the problem???????Also I m not been able to read dvd's which is burned by my friends...All these dvd's shows RAW format on my system. One more thing my writer is reading dvd's which is burned in UDF or cdfs format..........So I don't think there is any problem with mah new writer. Is there any way to burn dvds with cdfs or any other windows supported format?????????I have also formatted my system 2 times and don't want to format it again.

Operating system
Win Xp sp2
Dvd writer

A:Can't read and write dvd's

I think you forgot to close the session ( never write again)

Can you try that ?

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I have 3 Win7 PC in the same home group, 2 of them are able to see the problem PC, but not able to read/Write to it. While the problem PC can't see the other two PC's. Can Ping other 2 PC's from problem PC, has discovery, shared, public turned on and P/word off.

IPconfig of problem PC provided below:
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Kim-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : iiNet

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : iiNet
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E
Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-7D-C7-8F-26
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c85c:1583:6624:f24a%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, 1 April 2013 9:22:44 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, 3 April 2013 9:22:44 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890369
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-36-58-E3-00-23-7D-C7-8F-26

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A:Win 7 PC will not allow other PC to read/write and others PC not seen

Hello there,

From the problematic PC, can you please try this?

Click on Start, in Search and Programs Files box type \\IPAddress\SharedFolderName (for ex. \\\TimFolder) then press enter, see if you're able to access the other computer.
You'll have to do an iponfig or ipconfig/all to obtain the IP Address of the other computer that you're trying to access.

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Recently my CD burners decided they didn't want to burn any more. I have no problem reading CDs and DVDs but when I try to write them I get this message:

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:I can read CDs but I can't write CDs


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I have a brand new LG GH22NS40 DVD-ROM, but it won't read or write anything. I tried to burn with 3 different softwares (Nero, ImgBurn, Ashampoo) and still nothing. I have the latest firmaware ( the second for this dvd-rom ) and there's no difference. I use Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bits.

How i made it ?

I just reinstalled the driver and it worked just fine.

A:My DVD-ROM won't read/write

Quote: Originally Posted by mmimaa

I have a brand new LG GH22NS40 DVD-ROM, but it won't read or write anything. I tried to burn with 3 different softwares (Nero, ImgBurn, Ashampoo) and still nothing. I have the latest firmaware ( the second for this dvd-rom ) and there's no difference. I use Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bits.

Can you go to device manager (Computer>System Properties>device Manager (top left)

Then go to your dvd drive>right Click>properties
Does it say it is working ok?

It more than likely is a hardware fault.

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click advanced to continue
"you do not have permission to view this object's security properties, even as an administrative user
to try taking ownership of the object, which includes permission to view its properties, click change above."
takes me to select user or group prompt
last night i wanted to delete a file, says i cant now
i use to have the warning about having to confirm delete because i did not have privilage, not the confirm delete thing
on some files out side of my external drive it will bring up that safety prompt but not on my drive anymore, i tried to bring it back for some reason so i would accidentally lose anything.
but i guess i made the file undeletable
how do i bring all those acess security settings back to default?

A:you must have read permission to view the properties of this object

Please do the following.
Press the Windows key and the R key to open the Run box.
Type cmd in the Run box, press Shift, [/b]Ctrl[/b], Enter together to run this as an administrator. This will open the the Elevated Command Prompt.
Copy and paste TAKEOWN /F c:\windows\winsxs in the Command Prompt, then press Enter.
Note: Here C: represents the partition that the operating system is installed on. If this is not the correct drive for you computer enter the drive letter for your computer.
Copy and paste ICACLS c:\windows\winsxs /grant administrators:F in the Command Prompt, then press Enter.

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I'm set as an administrator, I've taken ownership of Program Files folder via my account, and I've set myself to full permissions - yet I STILL can't get it to release from Read Only, which makes it impossible to install certain softwares. WTH?

A:Stuck on 'read only' after ownership, permission change

If UAC is on, file operations are implicitly given User permissions unless explicitly granted Admin rights. In that case, use compatibility manager. Or just install it into another directory.

If UAC is off, well, you shouldn't have this problem.

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I copy a movie and it does not read or register in the computer it has not got a region code or lock on it some programs say error Cyclic Redundancy blah blah blah and others burn no probs but go to play it and it does not work on one occation it work by only coming up as a black screen with grey squares at the bottom of the page another time it the computer picked up the files but played the dvd movie with slow and choppy scenes with pauses every couple of seconds, How can u watch a movie like that?
plz help


amd athlon 2600+
1gb ram
win xp pro
nividia gforce 5200
dvd cloner 2.2 (dvd copy program)

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First, my apologies if this has been addressed before. Was not able to find it using search.

I have an HP Pavilion, a410n desktop which I use as a second computer. It has a DVD-Rom and a CD-RW drive. I also have an external LG Super Multi DVD Rewriter attached via USB.

All 3 drives can read recorded disks and appear to function okay. However neither the internal CD-RW nor the external DVD drives will write CD's or DVD's. Neither appear to recognize blank disks.

When I use XYExplorer to see the files is has a red circle (like the no smoking circle) on the drive letters. When I left click the drive letters I get a message "Currently not available" with the drive letter.

Device status says both are working properly.
Devive Manager says all are working properly.


A:CD and DVD drives can read, can't write

have you tried connecting the drives to another computer to see if they are fully functioning? if not thats would be the best place to start

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Folks: I am getting an error message all the time when I try to access my 3 1/2" floppy drive. "Diskette write protect tab must be closed" . The tab IS closed. I tried different floppies and even changed the drive for a known good one. Same result. Any ideas how to fix this? No ! marks or ? marks in device manager. Thanks.

A:Cannot read or write from floppy

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Apparently, all signs point to my arranging funeral proceedings for my beloved Cd rom/dvd rom drive.

(I've already kinda posted this problem in another thread...if that annoys anyone, let me know, and I won't do it again)

The darn thing just doesn't read ANYTHING.

I put in a disc (blank cd, dvd movie, whatever, it doesn't matter) and the green light that is supposed to FLASH to indicate the process of reading the disc does not in fact flash--instead the green light goes on and does go off, for a very very very long time. Long enough for me to go outside and smoke a cigarette, at least.

--the device, according to device manager, is "working properly." Hah!
--I have not recently added/removed any new programs/software/hardware/etc.
---I have Sonic burning program stuff, which I have heard on other posts and such could have something to do with the problem.
---I have a Dell Inspiron 5160 notebook with windows xp pro.

A:R.I.P. Cd/Dvd read/write drive

CalvinMorall said:

(I've already kinda posted this problem in another thread...if that annoys anyone, let me know, and I won't do it again)
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Yes, double posting makes it confusing for the people trying to help you.

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hi I have compaq evo n620c p4 window xp pro laptop cdrom can not read and write the writeable cd's (blanke cd's) it does read other software cds but cdrom can not read blank cds and can not write pls help

A:can not read or write cdrom

Are you sure the drive is capable of burning CDs?
Have you ever successfully burned CDs with this computer?
Did you buy it used?

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My Smart and Friendly read/write drive is suddenly acting like a read only drive. The firm ware has been updated and it reads fine but when I write the disk remains blank even though it says it was written.

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My laptop's hard drive is constantly running. I have been hearing the hd spinning since my system was unable to download a Windows update. After trying many things a tech at MS had me reinstall Windows and I was able to download the update. The spinning has continued. I thought it was related to the system trying to constantly install the update but it seems that it's not. I checked Resource Monitor, which shows random files being read/write. I turned off indexing both by Windows and Google Desktop, but it's continuing. My laptop is a Dell XPS M1330 running Vista Home.

A:constant hd read/write

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[B]I had to reinstall everything on computer after it had problems and I have also upgraded to Win XP. In the past I could read and write to the small discs 21 min 185 MB SIZE.

Now I cannot and I remember that there was somthing I had to change settings on so I could read and write to these.

I have many things stored on these disks and like to use them to record on.

Could someone please help me, I have tried looking at my recording program and can't figure it out.

I have Roxio Creater LE Dell Edition.:


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Hello again and thank you in advance,

XP Pro sp2
HP a1100y
Pentium 4 - 3.4Ghz
2048Mb Ram
C:\ 320Gb Sata - D:\500Gb Sata

I just installed a Sony DRU-810a DVD burner via the Master IDE channel (I have an HP DVD drive as a slave that works fine) and cannot seem to get it to recognize any disks whatsoever - even though it appears to be "working properly" in the Device Manager.

What is strange is if I open Ashampoo Burning Studio 7 and insert a blank DVD/CD it displays the correct type/size of said disk, but will not burn to it. Neither will it recognize any type of disk (DVD/software/music CD/Data CD) when simply inserted.

I've tried:
Updating the firmware - updating the drivers (although there really are none) - uninstalling the device(s) - changing the recording options (in properties) - changing the jumper settings - sfc scannow - changing the IDE ribbon - different brands of DVDs/CDs (all of them work on the HP, btw) - deleting the upper/lower filters - and connecting one optical drive at a time.

If I insert a disk, then try to open an Explorer folder, it just tells me to insert a disk.

I just pulled this Sony drive from another machine yesterday where it was performing flawlessly. That it can properly identify a blank DVD+R via BS7 (or Power ISO for that matter) has me thinking that there might be a fix that I'm overlooking.

Have I missed something?

Thanks again!

A:DVD drive just will not read/write

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I have had two BSODs this morning, the first was PFN list corrupt closely followed by Write to read only memory.

This is a clean install of Windows 10, I thought it might cure the BSODs but no such luck. So glad to find this forum.


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Hi Ma'am/Sir,

I would like to seek for help regarding my USB Drive, recently i just copied some video to it then it already became Write Protected, after few days, our I.T support tried to fix it but it even became worst while trying to remove the Write Protected, now, the flash drive cannot be accessed but it is still read by the computer. What should i do?

Thank you!

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