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Windows 2K Cannot change read only/permissions!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Nicki B, Apr 13, 2004.

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  1. Nicki B

    Nicki B Thread Starter

    Sep 5, 2003
    :( Hi,

    In trying to figure out what happened with my folder views, I realized that many of my folders are "read only". This happened because I was transporting data from one PC to a new PC and had to copy onto CD, then onto the new PC. I thought I had changed everything, once copied, to uncheck "read only", but apparently I did not . When I tried to change a couple of the folders/contents, I noticed that the security/user screen showed the allow fields as gray. I read the help for this and it says that is because this folder is mirroring the "parent" folder. How can I correct this? I tried unchecking "Allow Inheritable Permissions from Parent Folder", but it does not make any difference.

    I think this is the root of why the view for all of my folders is messed up. How can I change this globally?

  2. rude


    Mar 8, 2004
    Hello again Nicki B,I have given you another thing to try here:
    As for this problem,have you tried,from the admin account,to take ownership of the files in question ?
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