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It's the first folder on my hard drive, every other folder works, just this folder gets always read-only. When I untick the option it commits the changes, but is read-only afterwards again?

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please inform us the complete path to the folder –  Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Apr 4 '13 at 1:31
    
maybe you have a permission or policy on it?!you can change the owner or permission of your folder first by security tab in properties option and try again !!! –  Sam Apr 4 '13 at 1:39
    
Folder path is : D:\Games\ –  Theo Tzaferis Apr 4 '13 at 1:57
    

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Is it a folder that has a non-default icon (i.e., something other than the yellow folder, e.g., “My Documents”) or has been customized in some other way?  Windows doesn’t actually support the concept of a folder being read-only at the attribute level (it can, of course, be read-only to some or all users at the security access level).  Instead, Windows uses the Read-only attribute bit on folders to tell Windows Explorer (and, presumably, similar programs) that this folder has been customized, so these programs should look for a hidden DESKTOP.INI file in the folder to discover the customization (e.g., what icon to display).

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It's a own created folder. D:\Games\ –  Theo Tzaferis Apr 4 '13 at 1:57
    
Folders are never writable. Being able to write to a folder could cause massive chaos and filesystem corruption. –  David Schwartz Apr 4 '13 at 2:05
    
I think we have some misunderstandings here @DavidSchwartz . The folder has the following field ticked i.imgur.com/BtiewVq.png And because of that I have to confirm every change as an admin, why? –  Theo Tzaferis Apr 4 '13 at 2:16
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@TheoTzaferis: Why do you say "because of that"? –  David Schwartz Apr 4 '13 at 3:18
    
if you look at the folder properties, and the box is checked, it means that all files within the dir are readonly. if its filled with a box, it means that some are readonly and some aren't. keep in mind though, the read-only attribute is not something that usually requires elevation, unless the user does not have the permission to alter attributes on those objects. also many apps will set a file back to read-only after making a change to it, so you may not be completely able to remove read only from all files. if you continue to have trouble, try the cli cmd 'attrib -r d:\games /s' –  Frank Thomas Apr 4 '13 at 4:28

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