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coolmanhuber

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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?
 

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.
 

coolmanhuber

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To huggie54
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.
 

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.
 
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