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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by coolmanhuber, Apr 16, 2010.

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  1. coolmanhuber

    coolmanhuber Thread Starter

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    My question has to do with folder attributes.
    Every folder on my computer is marked as "Read only". Is this normal? How do I change the attribute to read/write?
     
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  3. DoubleHelix

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    I doubt every folder is read-only. Open one of them and try to create a Notepad file. If it works, the folder is not read-only. What you're probably seeing is a colored read-only box which actually indicates that indexing is enabled.
     
  4. coolmanhuber

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    I tried the procedure on Microsoft Support (using the attrib command) but the read-only box still has the green square in the middle. Anyway, thanks for the effort.
     
  5. DoubleHelix

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    I guess you skipped right over my post.
     
  6. coolmanhuber

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    It doesn't matter whether indexing is enabled or not. Also, the attrib command has no apparent effect on the read/write status of a folder.
    I'm coming to the conclusion that I have a virus.
     
  7. DoubleHelix

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    So you can't create files in any folder?
     
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