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File Attribute Problem

Q: File Attribute Problem

Win 2K SP4. Whenever I save anything to Floppy or CD it is saved as Read only. This has only started recently when the laptop went back to head office for a short time. I have looked everywhere but can't find a setting/policy for this. Am I missing something? Your help would be greatly appreciated

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A: File Attribute Problem

Is the file closed when you save it ?

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Due to some virus my some files got hidden with System Files properties.
After I select option "Show Hidden Files and Folders" my files are shown only if I uncheck the "Hide protected operating system files" in Folder Option.

So how can I change properties of My Files to cancel Hidden option???

how to make my files attributes normal from System files??
 

A:Change System File Hidden attribute to Normal File attribute

Click Start->Run
type cmd

attrib -S C:\1.txt

attrib is keyword to set attribute
-S if for to remove System Attribute

For more info:
http://www.easydos.com/attrib.html
 

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Hi
In Windows 7 (and Vista) - all files displayed show only the file name.
This is particularly noticeable with audio and image files - but I often have identical file names in different formats or sizes.
Is there a way to make the .wav or .mp3 etc suffix visible and more importantly - can I edit it and sort by type?

(At the moment I am reverting to an old laptop running XP where I can edit and sort things easily).

Many thanks,
cat

A:File Manager - file attribute display and changing

Hi catstevecam and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes you can display the file extension. In explorer select Organize->Folder and search options. On the view tab uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.
If you right click on an empty area in a folder you can chose sort and grouping options. Type is one of these.

You can change the attributes of some file types (Music & Videos) in the properties details tab.

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Hello to all and Happy New Year,

I have very strange problem, I have found virus on my USB stick which my Mcafee antivirus succesfully cleaned. However, there were a few files infected, which after they'd been cleaned, became hidden. I'm unbale to change that attribute in file's properties since it is gray. I don't know what to do. I have checked and I as an administartor of machine have rights to read and write atributes.
Is there any other way to change this "hidden" attribute?
I'm using Win XP professional.
 

A:Unable to change file's attribute

I managed to fix this. I found that antivirus somehow set attribute to these files as system files. I noticed that when I tried to remove hidden attribute by attrib command manually in cmd prompt.
So, command
attrib -s -h file_name.doc solve problem.
Only problem is I needed to repeat command 10 times, one for each file. I wonder if only I could do it for all automatically...
 

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My families vista system got infected with malware(Antimalware doctor) and (as the computer had already been restarted twice by this point anyway) I elected to attempt to remove the offending files from safe mode. I deleted the registry keys first with relative success but had more trouble hunting down the offending files. In the end I found the filepath in a shortcut but found that the folders in question were hidden. After making the hidden files visible folder by folder for I while I decided to accelerate the process and told it to make all hidden files visible. As this was the case with my own computer, I didn't anticipate any problems but after a 3 min long "attribute change" suddenly all the files in the relevant users account had disappeared, rather than being joined by a few previously hidden folders.(In fact, aside from a previously open window, the account as a whole had disappeared). According to the windows accounts page, the account in question is still there and using a sizable chunk of hard disk space, but I can find no other evidence of it or the files.

My only two theories right now are :
1. Somehow I accidentally made all of the contents of the account be listed as hidden files - I consider this one very unlikely, as one vista dialogue(which I have used many times before) would probably not be capable of that effect.

2. Some self-defense action of the malware. The malware has already prevented use of the internet or the running of any progra... Read more

A:File disappearance post attribute change

MalwareBytes has a good reputation at removing these fake antivirus programs.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

If it doesn't install or run in normal mode, try running it in Safe Mode.
 

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What does this mean in Win 7 ?????

Thank You

http://pgh.org
 

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Hello everyone, I used windows server 2016 IIS to build an ftp server, but the time attributes of the stored files are all 8 hours away from my local time. How can I solve this problem?

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Several months ago I got a new laptop with Win 7 Pro SP1 64bit. I have done numerous backups on this machine but I've noticed that the file attribute 'archive bit' (a) is not being reset as it was on Win XP. (NOTE: backups were full backups not incremental or differential.)

Does Win 7 treat file attribute bits differently than XP?

I also have noticed that 7 displays various attribute bits that were not used in XP; where is there a description of all attribute bits?

A:File Attribute 'Archive' Bits not being reset

Are you on a homegroup by any chance?

I've read some MS answers that flat out say that the archive bit is no longer available in windows 7 (but I think they mean reliably usable rather than not available in the strict sense). To others saying that the homegroup networking is using it for it's own purposes (probably for it's own built in backup) and it interferes with other people/programs using it.

Personally I have not looked into it though.

I believe that the base "dos" attributes are the same as always though: Read Only, Archive, Hidden and System. Of course NTFS itself has (and has always had) a much more extensive access control system in place for all folders and files...

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Is it possible to check the archive attribute on a file with DOS?
I have a series of directories that need to have their files deleted once the archive attribute has been removed i.e. in Windows Explorer under the Attribute column the 'A' has disappeared.

How would one go about checking. I can gather a list of the file names in the directory. I assume that it would be the command

Code:
If not exist [archive attribute] (
delete file)
However I may be barking up the wrong tree.
Has anyone any experience with this?

A:[SOLVED] Checking archive attribute on file with DOS

Hi Tigers!. . .

Welcome back to the Tech Support Forum!

I like that name "directories" - Good Stuff!

I may be missing something here, but why do you first ned to remove the -A attribute prior to deletion? Or are you trying to delete all files without the -A? If so ... what about -S, -H, etc...?

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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With any file management tool I've ever used that attempts to show the date/time of the last file access, all I ever see is the time I used the tool to view the last access time stamp. In other words, checking the last access time counts as an access. Duh! What good is that?

Is there any tool or trick to allow you to determine the last access date/time OTHER THAN the time you access the file to ask the question?
 

A:Solved: Last Access file date attribute worthless?

Never tried it but the AFIND function in a free forensic toolkit may work for you ...

http://www.foundstone.com/us/resources/proddesc/forensictoolkit.htm
 

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I want to make a bunch of folder.jpg files so they are no longer hidden. But when I check the file properties, the hidden attribute checkbox is greyed out, so I can't untick it.

Any ideas on how I can change the hidden attribute of these files?

Thanks

Dave

A:Hidden Attribute checkbox on file properties greyed out

Hello Dave,

You might see if you may be able to do so using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below with the command prompt.

File and Folder - Hide or Unhide

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello guys,

Yes I know it is a silly question, but what is the syntax for removing the read-only attribute of an Excel file, say abcd.xlsx file?
The address of the example is, c:\documents\spreadsheets\abcd.xlsx.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Regards,
Flores

A:How to remove the read-only attribute from an Excel .xlsx file?

Right click on the file then choose "properties" in the window that opens and then uncheck the "read only" box at the bottom of the window.
BTW there is no such thing as a silly question but there are plenty of silly answers

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When i create a new folder it automatically sets the read only attribute, if i try and turn it off it just turns back on again.

I have tried using command prompt to disable it as well as playing with the security settings and account permissions.

does any one have any ideas?

A:File and Folder Read only attribute wont disable

1. First question, why are you trying to do it?

2. look here:
Unable to remove Read-Only attribute from folder
You cannot view or change the Read-only or the System attributes of folders in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, in Windows Vista or in Windows 7






Quote:
To view or to remove the Read-only or the System attributes of folders in Windows Vista or Windows 7
Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then press ENTER..
To view the syntax for the Attrib command, type attrib /? at the command prompt.
To remove the Read-only attribute and to set the System attribute, use the following command:
attrib -r +s drive:\<path>\<foldername>
For example, to remove the Read-only attribute and to set the System attribute for the C:\Test folder, use the following command:
attrib -r +s c:\test
Be aware that some programs may not operate correctly with folders for which the System attribute and the Read-only attribute are set. Therefore, use the following command to remove these attributes:
attrib -r -s drive:\<path>\<foldername>
For example, to remove both the Read-only and the System attributes from the C:\Test folder, use the following command:
attrib -r -s c:\test
If the Run command is not listed on the Start menu, do the following:
Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Run..


note: Open cmd with run as administrator

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hi all...

actually i'm the amature in this area..i hope this site could help me to solve my prob..hmmm..

any body here could help me how to remove cloner.bv which is clone all my word file into application file(.exe) and hidden word file(.doc)...any body know how this can happen???

pls help me

A:(.doc) file cloner and fixed attribute changed into hidden permenently

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I removed the 'file_recovery' virus and got everything else back to normal using:

http://malwaretips.com/blogs/file-recovery-virus/

which included using unhide.exe, but now I think my system files are all showing, even though I have checked 'hide system files' and 'do not show hidden files'.

If I go to a place where I think there are supposed to be system files that are supposed to be hidden (like windows/system32) and show the 'attributes' column, they say 'A' (archive) is the only attribute.

Shouldn't they say 'S' (system) and 'H' (hidden)? If so, is there a way to put the 'system' and 'hidden' attributes back on the appropriate files (without doing it manually one by one because that would take forever and I wouldn't know which ones to do)?

I am running Windows Vista.

Thanks! unhide.exe really saved me!

A:After 'file_recovery' virus removal, system files lost 'system file' attribute

That's not possible.May be you could ask for Grinler opinion herehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic405109.htmlgood luck

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Windows 7 will delete "Read-Only" files without providing any warning (unlike XP).
Windows Media Player 12 will overwrite files which have the "Read-Only" attribute set.

Does anyone know how to make Windows 7 (& WMP) obey the "Read-Only" attribute on files?

A:"Read-Only" File Attribute

Hi lehnerus2000,

1) Read-only files can't be modified, but they can be copied, moved, renamed, or deleted. You can make a secure private folder which is inaccessible and undeletable. There are detailed instructions on Make Folder Inaccessible and Undeletable.

2)For WMP, go through the following page, theres a nice discussion about stopping WMP from overwriting jpgs.
Hydrogenaudio Forums > WMP and Folder.jpg being overwritten

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I'm using a new computer; an HP running Vista. All my user files are on a portable hard drive. When plugged into the Vista PC my files are "read only". No matter what I do, that will not change. When plugged into my old XP PC they are NOT "read only".

I have "taken owership" for the folders and subfolders but that didn't change anything. I click on folder properties and click on "read only", give my permission to change that attribute, Vista scans all the folders and subfolder as though it's doing something, but when done, the folder is still marked "read only".

Please help me if you can!

Thanks much.

Brian
 

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I have searched and not found much to help. I cannot change the read only attribute. I right click on a folder and choose properties and remove the green scquare from the read only and click apply and go back in and it is still there. I tried a prog called attribute changer and that did nothing. I went in to regedit and changed a key that was stated at support microsoft. Can someone help me change these? Thanks.
Debbie
 

A:Read Only Attribute

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Win 7 has mysteriously added read only attribute to all folders on all my drives. It even adds that attribute to newly created files. Even though I am logged in as admin, I cannot remove this read only attribute?

HELP!

Thanks,

John
 

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what is the advantage of action attribute, if i use other than form element , and where i can use it in my code
 

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I just upgraded to windows 7 64 bit from windows xp pro about 10 days ago and noticed that all of my folders are read only and i can not remove the attribute. i had this problem on xp as well but seems to be worse on windows 7. i did not reuse my old hard drive i installed a new WD caviar green 2 TB and installed windows 7 on it. I need to be able to transfer files and folders to a FTP server but it keeps on failing and retuning the message that i do not have permission to create the directory.

I have done the following to correct this problem:

1. Made sure I was the owner
2. made sure i have full permissions
3. created a new admin account to rule out a corrupt user account
4. used cmd prompt attrib commands
5. used check disk to rule out corrupt hard drive as well as used WD's hard drive check app

I read that this may have been caused by a update from Microsoft. what update caused the problem and can it be removed safely? I also have seen some people have used a script to over ride this problem but i can not find it. lastly i have seen that it could be a bios problem and that i need to update my bios, what is your opinion on this?

A:can not remove read only attribute

I may be wrong, but I believe this is a server side issue. It sounds like the FTP server has not stored permissions for your log on credentials to allow you to edit files.
If my pc was working properly I would try to replicate your problem, and see what I can find out.

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I can't remove the Read Only attribute from my files. I went to the command line and entered:

attrib -R *.*

figuring that'd clear it for all the files in that folder, but it made no difference at all. What the heck is going on? Why would Win 7 set this bit anyway? This is causing a good deal of problems for me because the folder is now read only so I can't restore to it. This is a nightmare.

A:Stubborn Read Only Attribute

Hello slide,

Just to verify, if the Read-only box doesn't have a check mark in it, the item is not set as read-only. See the blue note box at the top of the tutorial below to see if it may apply here.

Read-only File and Folder Attribute

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I got a major problem. All folders i create have automatically the read-only attribute (blue box, not checked), and i can't get rid of it. I searched the forum but didn't find anything that would be of much help. Can anyone help me please?

A:Can't uncheck read-only attribute

Hi there Eiji try taking ownership of the folders: Take Ownership Shortcut

Just to check, are you the administrator on your PC?

you might want to take a look at this as well: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/10...attribute.html specifically the Command Line bit, as you have already tried the GUI method

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Good evening good people out there, who "know stuff"

My computer has been terribly compromised in the past month or so by frequent BSOD which occur in different times even when nothing is really running on the machine.

Trying to isolate possible problems we could think of, we run every test we could think in regards to malware, disk surface tests and mem test on the ram, even though none of our crash reports even remotely indicated memory failure.

We thought it might be related somehow to the graphics card, or the flash players, as several occured when internet radio was playing in the background. Yet it also occured when nothing of the kind was running. Go figure...

Please, any ideas? We have been trying to resolve it for weeks and we are at a dead end right now, no joke.

Thank you in advance.

A:Frequent BSOD we can not attribute to anything in particular.

Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 50, {fffff901c07dd220, 0, fffff8000328beb0, 5}


Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!HMFreeObject+105 )

Followup: MachineOwner
---------
Run a minimum of 8 consecutive passes, preferably overnight, or until errors occur using MemTest86+.

Reference:
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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Hi Folks,

This is driving me mad...

Tried to edit some songs in iTunes 12 and couldn't.

Found that the 'My Music' folder (and also the iTunes and iTunes Media folders) have a 'Read Only' attribute which, even when cleared, re-sets itself immediately.

Have even gone into the folder properties > security tab to look at and change if necessary the permissions
on the folder.

Permissions for SYSTEM and my User Account are set to 'Full Control' and I changed 'WMPNetworkSvc' to 'Full Control' as well, however there are two other groups/user accounts - one which seems particularly suspect.

They are 'Home Users (Main-PC\Home Users)' and 'Account Unknown (S-1-5-21-3804351167-4107182424-2651067984-1004)' which both have only 'Read & Execute', 'List folder contents' and 'Read' set to 'Allow'

Could these be causing the problem?

As an aside - any idea what the 'Account Unknown' is?!?

Would it be OK to set the permissions of both of these groups/users to 'Full Control' - especially as I don't know what the 'Account Unknown' group/user is (and don't like the sound of it either).

Any help gratefully received.

Zaph

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Greetings forums' readers & helpers, ٩̢ ̗(Ӧ̮Ӧ)̢ ̗۶

The search feature in the Explorer of Windows 8 is not as strait forward, simple and reliable as the previous versions (even if the search in the sub-folders is selected, it doesn't always find something that are in them.)

So, I need a way to list in the Explorer all the files whose Attributes are set to ?A?.

This is to find in one command which files (and in which sub-directory) I did not backup yet, instead of looking for them in every folder after changing the view to ?Details?. You see, my backup process is in three steps:

① Once the chosen folder in the Explorer is in the ?Details? view, I click on the ?Attribute? tab, which brings all the ?A? on top.

② I select and drag them to an external drive.

③ Then, I change the attribute property of those selected files, i.e., from ?A? to ?N?.

 ٩̢ ̗(̾̈́͡◑̾̈́̈́͜ ̾̈́̈́͡◑̾̈́)̢ ̗۶It would be much quicker to select-drag them directly from the results and then, to change their attributes without having to go to their respective folders.

Regards and thanks, ?̒ ̡͡ ʅ
P.S.: I made a Tutorial in the Windows 7 Forums :

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A:How to search by Attribute in Explorer?

Either command line or a file manager that can collect files by the archive attribute would be easier as that's what it was there for. There are many free file managers. Or you could do RoboCopy or RichCopy to recursively gather all files with archive bit set throughout a folder tree.

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Recently I formatted my hard drive and all my data was again copied from different Hard drive.I use win 7 ultimate .This has resulted in the READ only Tried using properties and attrib command, both failed. How do I change the files to read/write?
I have more than 300GB data.Whenever I try to edit any file I get message "save failed please check file is not opened in another programme" or I have to save with different name. please advise me how I change this.
Thanks

A:change Read only attribute

Hello Padasalgi,

As a test, use the tutorial below to add "Take Ownership" to your context menu. Take Ownership Shortcut
Afterwards, see if using it to Take Ownership of the drive and/or files/folders will allow you to save them as normal without having to rename them.

When you right click on an item and click on "Take Ownership", it sets the "Administrators" group as the owner of the item, and sets permissions to allow administrators "Full control" of the item.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi Folks,

This is driving me mad...

Tried to edit some songs in iTunes 12 and couldn't.

Found that the 'My Music' folder (and also the iTunes and iTunes Media folders) have a 'Read Only' attribute which, even when cleared, re-sets itself immediately.

Have even gone into the folder properties > security tab to look at and change if necessary the permissions
on the folder.

Permissions for SYSTEM and my User Account are set to 'Full Control' and I changed 'WMPNetworkSvc' to 'Full Control' as well, however there are two other groups/user accounts - one which seems particularly suspect.

They are 'Home Users (Main-PC\Home Users)' and 'Account Unknown (S-1-5-21-3804351167-4107182424-2651067984-1004)' which both have only 'Read & Execute', 'List folder contents' and 'Read' set to 'Allow'

Could these be causing the problem?

As an aside - any idea what the 'Account Unknown' is?!?

Would it be OK to set the permissions of both of these groups/users to 'Full Control' - especially as I don't know what the 'Account Unknown' group/user is (and don't like the sound of it either).

Any help gratefully received.

Zaph

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I'm having a problem with the archive attribute on my Windows XP system. It's not getting updated after running a backup application. I've tried both Cobian and Acronis. Immediately after creating a full backup, the archive attribute is left unchanged. This means incremental backups don't work. I've tried manually clearing the attribute, but the problem just reoccurs immediately after running a backup.
 

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I am unable to change the read-only attribute on any of my folders or files. When I look at the properties, the read-only attribute has a green block inside the box instead of a green check. There are three options (instead of two) - green check, no green check or green box. Does anyone know what this box means and how to change this attribute? It will allow me clear the green box, but when I look at the properties again, it is back there. I am logged in as an Administrator and have downloaded SP2. Any help would be extremely appreciated. Confused in Hurricane country!
 

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I have a XP desktop which has c and d ( two partitions ).
C is Fat32, d is NTFS. All the folders in both the drives are set as read only by default.

If i create any folder and try to delete some file under it..it says access denied because the read-only attribute propagates to all the folders.

Though i change the attribute...they are set to read only automatically when i close and reopen windows explorer or if i go one level up/down the directory structure.
Tried changing the attributes by logging in as local administrator but no luck. Tried using dos attrib with -r and -s options but no go

checked the Security option but there is no "deny access". Please help.
 

A:windows xp - read-only attribute

Try a system restore if you have encounter this problem last times.
 

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Greetings,

I'm a first time poster here as I'm a new user of Win7, so please excuse my ignorance if I am being a moron, but I have a strange problem!!

For the past week or so, ALL of my files on desktop and in every folder have turned translucent. When I checked properties, the hidden attribute has been set. However this includes my special Libraries icons (Pictures, Music etc).

Fair enough, I could simply go and manually unset the hidden property via DOS or Properties on the root C: folder, but this will be time consuming on a 640GB hard drive and it still won't answer why it happened in the first place.

My first step was to perform an Antivirus scan which found nothing, then a malware scan which only picked up an infestation of 31 Relevant Knowledge files/registry entries. It tells me these are all now all removed but my icons are still "hidden".

I have just done a test run to unset H on my C:\users\username folder (which required administrator privaleges to run) and it seems to have done the trick on folder and file icons, but my special Libraries icons are still translucent, and when I right click I don't get the usual properties dialog to unset the hidden attribute.

After days of googling, I can't find anyone with a similar story for an explanation of why this may have happened, if it will happen again, if there are any other underlying issues/threats that are not obvious to me, or if I'm just being a numpty.

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A:All files 'hidden' attribute set

Well I have no idea how that came to be but to help you a little bit with the time consuming part:
Open an elevated command prompt, navigate to the top folder you need to change and type

ATTRIB -H [[drive:][path]filename] /S /L /D






Quote:
/S Processes matching files in the current folder
and all subfolders.
/D Processes folders as well.
/L Work on the attributes of the Symbolic Link versus
the target of the Symbolic Link


-DG

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Hi,
 
I'm using a Windows 7 PC. I have several files that I edit regularly, but when I try to save them, I get a message saying that they're read only and can't be saved, so I have to save a copy, then delete the original and rename the copy. When I right click the files and go to Properties it says they aren't read only. When I right click the folders they're in and go to Properties it says they are read only, but if I uncheck the box and click apply, although it appears to work, the next time I look they're read only again.
 
Please can someone tell me how to stop my files from being read only so that I can edit and save them normally?
 
Thank you,
Joe

A:Removing Read Only Attribute

What file types are you referring to?
 
Louis

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Most often when I boot, CHKDSK starts then this message comes up:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is OS

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel ....
...Windows will now check the disk

CHKDSK is verifying files (Stage 1 of 3)...
Deleting CORRUPT ATTRIBUTE RECORD (4653104," ")
from file record segment 169548.

then it goes on with the boot....

My question is, i just bought this laptop dell 1530 with windows vista home premium 32bit. Is there something wrong with it?

i forgot to add, the deleting process takes about 10 minutes before it goes on with the boot... so annoying!

A:Corrupt attribute record

Originally Posted by ningning


Most often when I boot, CHKDSK starts then this message comes up:
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is OS

One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel ....
...Windows will now check the disk

CHKDSK is verifying files (Stage 1 of 3)...
Deleting CORRUPT ATTRIBUTE RECORD (4653104," ")
from file record segment 169548.

then it goes on with the boot....

My question is, i just bought this laptop dell 1530 with windows vista home premium 32bit. Is there something wrong with it?



Welcome to the Vista Forums

My first impression is that chkdsk starting up without you requesting it, is not a normal operation for Vista.

I happen to own a few dells myself (desktops), and know that their support is excellent for newly purchased machines. I'd recommend calling them (it should be a free service for a new machine) and describe what you posted here. They'll be able to troubleshoot your issue fairly quickly.

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Im trying to find out more or less how to burn cds without the read only attribute to conserve CDs Does anyone know if this is possible or not? if possible then how do you do it?Thanks in advance -Commander Gman

A:Burning Cds Without The Read Only Attribute

If you use plain ol' cd-r's, file attributes are always burned as read only.
To preserve file attributes, there are alternatives.
Use cd-rw disks.
Use packet writing software. (i.e., incd, etc)
Zip them up before you burn.
Buy a Mac.

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Hi all, I'm new here so please excuse me if I'm posting incorrectly.. I have a laptop that came with vista home premium and I'm more familiar with the XP Pro environment. When I try to change the read only attribute in vista it won't allow me to. Is this Hidden admin account the only way to change access rights? Thanks for any clarification you might offer.
Ted

A:Change Read Only attribute

Originally Posted by ibted


Hi all, I'm new here so please excuse me if I'm posting incorrectly.. I have a laptop that came with vista home premium and I'm more familiar with the XP Pro environment. When I try to change the read only attribute in vista it won't allow me to. Is this Hidden admin account the only way to change access rights? Thanks for any clarification you might offer.
Ted




You could always change the attributes via a command line from an elevated command prompt.

Command line =
attrib "file" +r

+r will add the read only and -r will remove it

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I have Cryptainer LE installed. After doing a disk defrag I found that I could not open Cryptainer. This message appeared: "Special Volume has been compressed on an NTFS partition. Please remove the compression attribute from this file by clicking on its advanced properties in Explorer." I contacted the company and asked how to do this and was told to uncheck the box "compress drive to save disk space", but, I found that the box was already unchecked. I again contacted the company explaining this point but has since received no answer. Can anyone help me with this?

A:How To Remove A Compression Attribute

Have you tried first uninstalling then re-installing Cryptainer?

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Hi,

I'm using a Windows 7 PC. I have several files that I edit regularly (e.g. doc, docx, rtf, xls, xlsx, csv, mmp, mmap, pwa, etc.), but when I try to save them, I get a message saying that they're read only and can't be saved, so I have to save a copy, then delete the original and rename the copy. When I right click the files and go to Properties it says they aren't read only. When I right click the folders they're in and go to Properties it says they are read only, but if I uncheck the box and click apply, although it appears to work, the next time I look they're read only again.

Please can someone tell me how to stop my files from being read only so that I can edit and save them normally?

Thank you,
Joe
 

A:Removing Read Only Attribute

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When I upgraded to Windows 10 it, in it's infinite wisdom, changed the name of "My Documents' folder to just 'Documents' and then made the C drive read-only. Now I have to save anything to another drive. I have tried about everything I could think of and then some, but nothing works. When I try to change it, the computer goes through the motions and a nice progress bar moves along and you think it is working. However when you check again, it has reverted back to read-only.

Has anyone experienced the same problem? Does anyone know how to make the change stick? Some of my programs don't have any way to change their download folder so now they won't work.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

grey
 

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Hi everyone,

How do I remove read only attribute in Vista and make my drive and folders to write? Is it possible to do it? How can it be done? Thank you everyone.
 

A:How do I remove read only attribute in Vista?

Check out this utility. Works great on my Vista Home Prem.

http://davidcrowell.com/croa/
 

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I?m running a Visual Studio app that fails because the folder Temporary ASP.NET Files is Read-only. In Windows Explorer, there is a checkmark next to Read-only in the folder properties. However, it does not remain unchecked if I uncheck it, even though I?m an Administrator.

If I display the Attributes column in Windows Explorer the only attribute indicated for this folder is D (for Directory).

I also tried to display the folder attributes in a Command Prompt as an Administrator using the attrib command as follows:

c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727>attrib /d /s "Temporary ASP.NET Files"


This returns the following without indicating any attributes:

c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727>

The Read-only attribute reportedly can be removed through a command prompt by using the ?R parameter. I would rather not run this command though without first confirming that the Read-only attribute is enabled.

My question is this ? why would this folder have Read-only checked in the folder properties, but does not display this attribute in the Attributes column of Windows Explorer nor in a command prompt as described here?

Thanks.

A:Read-only Attribute for a Windows folder

Hi Bontrager,
Might be me but thats an OLD version of .Net, current version 4.6.X.
try updating to the current version, things might change,

Roy

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Hello

I got a Microsoft multimedia keyboard, with many key that I don't use. I know I could program them to start a program or reach a given site.

But, is it possible to code a keyboard key to execute a key combination like "CTRL V"

Martin

A:Is there a way to attribute CTRL V (Key combinaison) to single key

You can use AutoHotkey

Rich Dougherty?s notes: Single-key shortcut for copy and paste in Windows

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I've had this problem for a while now. I'm using Windows 7.
Most of the locations on my computer are set to read only. If I try to save something it usually doesn't work, unless I save it to my desktop, open the location I want to save it to in windows explorer, and move it there, at which point it will tell me that I need administrator permission to move the file there, and I have to click "allow." This affects a lot of my programs in various ways. Chrome stopped recording my internet history, (I assume because it can't save the history to whatever location it goes to), I can't use LifeFrame to record video or take pictures or anything like that, (again, I assume because the folder it saves to is in read only mode), and a lot of other stupid things.

If I right click and go to "Properties" and uncheck read only mode and then click ok, it doesn't work. If I go to properties again I can see that it hasn't changed.
I looked on the internet somewhere and it said to use the command prompt to do something like "-r +s c:\blah\blah\etc." I played around with that and it was also unhelpful. When I ran the command prompt normally, it told me that access was denied, and when I right-clicked and ran as administrator, it didn't give me an error message of any kind, but it still failed to change the folder from read only mode.

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A:Can't remove read only attribute from folders

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I just got my first Vista laptop, and am trying to figure out how to search for files with the Archive Attribute set. In XP, this was easy. I've loaded my apps, and want to clear all my archive bits before transferring all my data to minimize future incremental backups. I haven't been able to find anything on the web for this. Ideas?

Thanks!

A:How do I search for files with the Archive Attribute Set?

Type "cmd" in the search box (start menu). In the window that opens type (no quotes) "dir /s /a:a" and press enter. This will search and display any files that have the "a" attribute set in the current and sub directories. For example, if the root directory is "C:" the the command will show you all files on the C: partition that have the archive attribute set. If you are looking for a specific file then modify the command like this: "dir fred* /s /a:a" (substitute "fred" for whatever filename you want to search for).

You can also save the results to a text file by adding a redirect to the command like this: "dir fred* /s /a:a >attrib.txt" This will create a file called "attrib.txt" in the root directory of your drive (you will not see any output to the screen when doing this).

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I am using a 64-Bit version of Se73n Ultimate. I tried using the software known as WavePad Sound editor and the Atrac3 codec to make a wav file and then change the extension to .at3 in order to use it in a PSP system. But unfortunately, when I try save the open mp3 file in the .wav format, I don't see the Atrac3 attributes, I installed the atrac3 driver restarted my computer then installed WavePad, it still didn't work, I then tried it the other way around and it still didn't show. I searched for the atrac3 file that was install on my computer and it was located in C:/windows/sysWOW64 in the format .acm Is that where it is surposed to be and the format it is surposed to be in? I have tried putting it the system32 folder, but that didn't make any difference, PLEASE HOW CAN I MAKE WAVEPAD NOTICE THE ATRAC3 Codec attribute? Or is there any AT3 converter out there that I can buy?

IF YOU KNOW ANY REGISTRY TWEAKING STEPS I CAN PERFORM TO SHOW THIS ATTRIBUTE UNDER WAV FILES, PLEASE TELL ME, I AM 100% confident in modifying my registry. PLEASE REPLY ASAP, would really appreciate hearing from one of you WINDOWS ADMINS

A:Atrac3 codec attribute for wav files

I had the same problem. This should help you. Converting Wav to Atrac3 in vista ....help

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Hello:

Actually the title above doesn't due this problem justice.

I have a 1.5 yr. old ASUS notebook which has been upgraded from the initial WIN8.0 to 8.1 and then to PRO several months ago. The PRO was done in an attempt to install the encryption technology, Bitlocker. Shortly after the install of Bitlocker, I found it would not work and traced it back to a discussion with ASUS who said this particular notebook was not built with the ability to be encrypted. (This is the second notebook/laptop in several months that I ran across this!) In any case, Bitlocker is not turned on anywhere, and unfortunately, I can't find any tool to remove it from my harddrive as of yet. I only mention this as a possible bearing on the issue since apparently it embeds itself in the root directory, if I am correct. This problem recently started for some unknown reason I can't contribute anything to.

My drive D: is an extension on the physical drive. When I try to manipulate and files or folders, it comes up with "the media is read only" or "the disk is write protected" all dependent on what I am trying to do and what application is open. It will, of course, allow me to copy files to C:.
I have tried the following:
-CHKDSK which found nothing
-FILE CHECKER which found nothing
-PERMISSIONS checked and everyone and everything has full permissions
-DISKPART/ATTRIBUTES ran to check everything and according to the attributes on this volume, there is NO READONLY! I ran the CLEAN... Read more

A:My Drive D: is locked into an attribute of Read-Only

Shot in the dark here, this site shows how to remove Bitlocker although written for Win 7, it should work in Win 8

how to remove bitlocker

Also any help here

Unlock a BitLocker-protected drive - Windows Help

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