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Win7 "read-only" problem solvers, step inside please
« on: March 17, 2018, 01:48:16 PM »
I've been wrestling with a rebuild after crash senario on my PC. Either during the process or because the original data might have been set this way, every folder/file selected to reveal the properties, shows a read-only status that will not be cleared by checking the box and letting windoze process the folder/file.  Funny thing is, nothing is changed. Very frustrating.  :banging head:

This is a key issue as it stands in the way of making all my recovered data useful and returning my DropBox folder to functionality.

Any help, greatly appreciated.

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Re: Win7 "read-only" problem solvers, step inside please
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 01:01:18 AM »
From a reply in your first thread link:

"You say "files," but are you talking about files or folders?

Assuming that you mean folders, they may appear to be marked
read-only, but they are not read-only. The read-only attribute doesn't
apply to folders. You can't change it, because there's nothing to
change."


 :hmmm: So the folder "permissions" are smoke? Who knew? I did a few quick peaks into things on a file level and many of those appear write enabled. I'll keep a close eye on what works and what don't.

I'm wondering if there isn't something tied to differences between a 2013 vintage OS installed as OEM with the machine and the "flavor"of the Win7/pro that I had to buy.  'Beyond my pay grade and if so, it seems I've followed this situation straight down a rabbit hole.  :facepalm: 

FWIW, your input is a lot more insightful than some help I've gotten elsewhere.  +T

I'll post back if something needs rehashing.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2018, 09:49:47 AM by Ben Turnbull »
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