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Solved: Attributes: can't keep files "READ/Write"

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tensigma, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. tensigma

    tensigma Thread Starter

    Aug 4, 2003
    Somehow the data files ( NOT NFTS) I use with Quattro Pro ver 3 are now R/o , read only.

    I do not have any way to make such a change within Quattro pro ( an early competitor to EXCEL ). Any clues how I may have caused the change ?

    ~~~ in my attempts to resolve the issue :
    I left the program, went to the drive holding the files and clicked on Properties ( for each file or interest. )
    Each initially showed "READ ONLY. I clicked on the attribute, then accept and / or OK.

    To check that the change had been made, i rechecked via the same procedure. The attribute had been set back to R/O.*************

    I rebooted somewhere along here. a repeat did NOT solve the problem. So I changed the Archive attribute to ON. then changed Read only to READ/ write ( presumably. ).

    Next day, when I checked the files were still read only.

    My understanding of how MS DOS handled the attribute was to change its value by adding 1 to the initial 0 for each attribute.
    and saving that in the file header for each file.
    The files ahve been is use before, were NOt read from a CD recently.

    All help will be appreciated.
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  2. tensigma

    tensigma Thread Starter

    Aug 4, 2003
    Please mark CLOSED .

    The solution was (1) change the attribute on each file involved from R/O to ARCHIVE\; (2)Rebooting , then (3) back to r/W.

    No problem since.

    Comment : The suggested solution involved a Pay -for- your - time- used. Usually Teckguy solutions are free and use advisor's prioer knowledge or experience. Hovwever. thanks for responding.

    Tensigma. Subject should have read " Attributes : CAN'T keep files Read/Write" My poor typing.
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    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

    Aug 27, 2003
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