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All new folders become write protected!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Tharayman, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. Tharayman

    Tharayman Thread Starter

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    Hi! Just bought myself a new computer, a Acer Aspire 7730. It came with Vista Home installed, and merely everything was blocked. UAC, firewall, but worst of all I could not change the permissions for the folders on the computer! All new folders I made became write-protected as default and when I changed, it went back to it`s default state the same instant I pressed "OK". Tried "everything" including bringing out the hidden administrator account and using this. Formated the drive and installed Windows7 Ultimate, but the same godamn problem persists! I can`t even save while playing games because all the folders are write protected :p

    Any tips how to stop this?
     
  2. TheOutcaste

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    If by permissions you mean the Read Only attribute, you can't change it from the GUI. The folder being set Read Only won't prevent you from saving files into those folders, unless the program you are running is actually honoring the Read Only attribute.
    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

    It's more likely a NTFS permissions problem due to the games not being properly designed for Vista/Win 7, and are trying to save files in the Program Files folder, which is now a protected location.
    I'm not a Gamer, so won't be much help with any specific game. If the game allows it, make sure you are saving into a folder in your Documents folder, and not in to the Program's folder
     
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