# Folder always gets read-only. even when I change it [duplicate]

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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## marked as duplicate by Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Dave, Renan, Dave M, KaranApr 4 '13 at 15:50

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
–  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Apr 4 '13 at 3:24

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).