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Files from Upgrade Read Only And Won't Change

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mheriford, Jul 31, 2010.

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  1. mheriford

    mheriford Thread Starter

    Jul 31, 2010
    I recently updated from Windows XP to Windows 7. I have a folder "C:\Media" that survived the update. This folder houses all my mp3s, movies, etc. The folder and all the files are Read Only.

    I looked through all the previous threads on Read Only and I've followed all their instructions. I've taken Ownership, I've allowed full control to every user listed in security, I've tried to remove Read Only in the command prompt, I've copied the folder to my external drive, renaming it and trying to change permissions then, nothing has worked.

    I'm the administrator and only user on the computer. I am completely stumped. If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
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