Windows 10: Files and Folders all marked as 'Read Only' ?

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  1. vmars316 Win User

    Files and Folders all marked as 'Read Only' ?


    win 10 Home v 10.0.18362
    Tia;
    If this is not the right forum , Please aim me at the proper one .
    Files and Folders all marked as 'Read Only' ?
    I don't know how this happened , but it started yesterday .
    I am trying to backup Folders to flash drive , but the Read-only get propagated there also , and I am unable to delete those Folders from flash drive .
    Using the right-click > properties > remove read-only doesn't work .
    Then again 'right-click > properties >' shows still 'read-only' .
    Pls , how to fix this ?

    :)
     
    vmars316, Nov 19, 2020
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  2. Windows keeps marking files and folders as read only

    I have windows 10 home, All the files and folders are listed as read only even folders I have just created. I have administrator status.
     
    Hammy'sDad, Nov 19, 2020
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  3. Frogger Win User
    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile Files and Folders all marked as 'Read Only' ? :)
     
    Frogger, Nov 19, 2020
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  4. newtekie1 Win User

    Files and Folders all marked as 'Read Only' ?

    Protecting files on a USB stick?

    Even if you restrict access to read only, they can still copy the program. Read access is all copy needs.

    My suggestion for simplicity is to create a small file on the drive and mark it hidden as well as marking it a system file, so even if they turn hidden files on the file won't show up. Put this file in a separate folder that is also marked as system, name the folder something random and windows important sounding. So even if they do find it, they won't know what it is and should ignore it. Then make the main program check for the file on execution and exit if the file isn't on the flash drive.

    This should fool 90% of people unless they are pretty computer literate.
     
    newtekie1, Nov 19, 2020
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