Recently update a computer to windows 10 and started getting an error from a program (solidworks) that boiled down to not having the permissions needed for a folder.

Issue is even if I open properties and uncheck read only it's checked again if I look again.

I've tried moving the folder to a different location on the computer, issue still stands.

I'm logged in as Admin, gone through properties, security, etc and ensured I have Full control for everything to do with it.

Tried 'attrib -r +s C:\drive' in cmd run as admin, no change.

I've been trying every option I can find, anyone have any other ideas or thoughts?

  • The exact error you receive would be helpful. – Ramhound Aug 14 '19 at 20:07
  • Sorry, good point. trying to change anything gives "This forder is read only" and working is solidworks gives "You need to have administrator privileges co complete this" or something like that – Jozef Aug 15 '19 at 12:33

Ignore the read-only checkbox in the folder's Properties dialog. It's not a status indicator, it's a tri-state switch. There will always be a gray square when the dialog is displayed for any folder: enter image description here

Have you turned off Controlled Folder Access? Click on Start & type "controlled" and you should be offered the option: enter image description here

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  • we are using trend micro for our security so windows defender is turned off and controlled folder access can't be accessed. I'm thinking it may be the security software that's causing the issue then? – Jozef Aug 14 '19 at 19:45
  • It may be. I have no working knowledge of 3rd-part securtity software. – Keith Miller Aug 14 '19 at 19:52
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    Doesn't seem to be the cause, still haven't found a solution – Jozef Aug 16 '19 at 12:06

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