1
vote
2answers
39 views

How do I make a file “truly” read-only in Windows 7?

In Linux it is pretty straightforward to give the ownership of a folder and a file within and all their permissions to the root account, then giving users read-only access to the file. This means ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Windows 7 directories stay read-only, even after they are changed to read-write

In my Windows 7 installation, some USB directories are read-only, and even after they are changed to read-write, checking their properties reveals that they are still read-only. See screen-shots. I ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

My D Drive is Read Only

After failing to import data from one Oracle database to another (in my D drive) my computer hung and I had to manually reboot my machine. Now my D drive is read only. I cannot create files, add ...
0
votes
1answer
195 views

Open Word document from SharePoint as Read Only via Windows Explorer

I have Windows Explorer configured to point at a couple of directories from SharePoint: https://teams/projects/myproject/ProjectDocuments https://teams/projects/myproject/SharedDocuments ...
2
votes
0answers
93 views

Problems using Diskpart to resolve 'Read Only' issue on external 2TB external MyBook

I've got a problem with an external disk which suddenly, mid-session decided it was read only. I've tried the right click, properties, attributes, read only - to no avail, so then decided to approach ...
0
votes
3answers
481 views

Windows 7 boot from read only disk

Is there a way to make Windows 7 boot from a read-only disk? I want to have a system, that no Windows Update, no other Software will change. After a reboot everything should be recovered. If there ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Why can't I set Windows 7 folder to Writeable?

Moved a SATA HD from one PC to another. Copied almost all the files from old drive to new, except for one folder ("oldFolder") and it's subfolders and files. I tried to copy just a single file (to ...
1
vote
1answer
139 views

How to Temporarily Open a Read-only file as Writeable?

I have an Excel file which I set on Read-Only mode to make sure I don't inadvertently change it's contents. However, sometimes I do need to open this file to make changes to it. Is it possible to ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

How can I encrypt a read-only adobe acrobat file?

My brokerage kindly decided to mark my account statement as read-only for my benefit. But, now when I open the statement in Acrobat Pro X in Windows 7, the Encrypt option is grayed out. How can I make ...
4
votes
3answers
14k views

Windows 7 - Cannot remove read-only attribute

I am logged in on my admin account. When I was trying to edit a python project using PyCharm (an IDE), it told me that the folder was marked as read-only (square box). I open the folder in explorer, ...
0
votes
1answer
482 views

Windows folder has readonly attribute that cannot be removed

I have a zip file containing Eclipse workspace. When I unzip it all the extracted folders have read only attribute set to true. When I uncheck "read only" in properties dialog and click apply the ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

Make a read only “view” of a network folder

I feel like this should be easy and I'm missing something simple. We have a network folder A that must be full access to a user to support a legacy application. However, we also need the user to be ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

How to remove ReadOnly from files in Windows 7?

I am using Windows 7 and want to remove readonly from files, I tried all possible method like unchecking the readonly option from properties... using attrib command in CMD and Right-click on "My ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Re-format thumb drive

I was trying to put the Windows 8 Consumer Preview onto a thumb drive, when I was asked if I was OK with wiping it (I said yes I as it was blank). I had to sleep my computer during the wiping, and ...
11
votes
6answers
21k views

MS Office documents suddenly become read-only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: While editing a document in Word 2007 the document suddenly becomes read only This is really annoying. When I work on a Word or Powerpoint document in MS Office 2007, ...
0
votes
1answer
383 views

How can I mount a local directory as read-only in Windows 7?

I have music software that I do not trust to leave my music files alone. I want to provide it with a read-only directory to read from. The directory exists on a secondary drive that's attached via ...
0
votes
2answers
561 views

How to use the offline version of synchronized files when they are available online with read-only?

Due to maintenance a usually read-writeable network share is currently available as read-only. I did mark it to be made available offline and the synchronization was successful. Now I would like to ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

Windows 7 Permissions

I have an odd problem with a windows 7 laptop. It's a single user installation currently. This is a fresh install on an Asus laptop. I have a svn repo checked out on my second partition. I have ...
1
vote
2answers
10k views

How can I get write permission for the Web (Inetpub) directory on a new Win 7 machine?

I mirror my Web site on my laptop, and am trying to move the mirror site to a new laptop. I copied the files to the Inetpub directory, and can view them perfectly, but they are read-only (the ...
0
votes
4answers
2k views

Can't remove file using Truecrypt 6.3a in Windows 7

I am using Truecrypt 6.3a in Windows 7, but cannot remove file, just read only. When I create a virtual hard disk in Windows 7 using Truecrypt 6.3a (support Windows 7), but in the virtual hard disk I ...