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can't change TEMP folder from read only

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RealityBytes, Nov 8, 2003.

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  1. RealityBytes

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    I am trying to install Norton Antivirus but the install fails because the windows temp folder is read only. I have tried to change it's attributes but it keeps reverting to read only. If I make a new temp folder in any directory it turns to read only as well. I am assuming that it is something in the registry that does this but I don't know where to find the key. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. zephyr

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    All XP folders are created Read Only by the system design. You cannot change that and it will not interfere with any install that is compatible with XP.

    M$ Says That is By Design.
     
  3. RealityBytes

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    you're right, it has to be something else. thanks
     
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