Windows 10: Folder attributes revert to read-only after I uncheck that attribute.

Discus and support Folder attributes revert to read-only after I uncheck that attribute. in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; So recently I started to receive this error from a library that I use for testing our application. It says I do not have the correct permissions to... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by NeerajSrivastava3, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. Folder attributes revert to read-only after I uncheck that attribute.


    So recently I started to receive this error from a library that I use for testing our application.

    It says I do not have the correct permissions to create or copy files in the specified directory, which is ofcourse clarified when I right click that folder it shows read-only.

    The problem is even if I change that to non-read only, or say if I uncheck it, It still reverts back to read-only. I have tried various methods like from cmd or every security method, but nothing is solving the issue for me.

    :)
     
    NeerajSrivastava3, Apr 11, 2021
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  2. Foxire Win User

    Read-Only Attributes

    I've been trying to change the attribute on a folder, to uncheck the Read-Only attribute. However, no matter how many times I apply, it is STILL read only. Is there anyway I can dodge around this problem?

    Details;

    -Windows 10 Device

    -Game folder

    -If read only is still checked, It produces an ingame error.
     
    Foxire, Apr 11, 2021
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  3. folder attribute always reverts back to Read Only


    When I have to write to a sub-folder in either Program Files or Program Files (x86) and regardless if I turn off Read-Only attribute for the folder, the folder attribute always reverts back to Read Only toggled on within a Standard Account even though I'm prompt for the Admin password, it doesn't enable to write to the folder within Program Files or Program Files (x86) ?
     
    JerometheGiraff, Apr 11, 2021
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  4. Folder attributes revert to read-only after I uncheck that attribute.

    Read Only Attribute in Win 10

    Hi Alexandru,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    I will be glad to help you with the issue you have with the computer. I understand the frustration when things don't work the way it should.

    You may experience any of the following symptoms:

    • You cannot view or change the Read-only or System attributes of a folder by using the
      Properties dialog box for the folder. For example, you may experience the following symptoms:
      • When you view the General tab of a folder's Properties dialog box, the
        Read-only check box is not available, and there is no check box to change the System attribute.
      • You click to clear or click to select the Read-only check box on the
        General tab of a folder's Properties dialog box. When you click
        OK or Apply, you receive the following message:
        Confirm Attribute Changes

        You have chosen to make the following attribute changes:

        unset read-only

        Do you want to apply this change to this folder only, or do you want to apply it to all subfolders and files as well?
        If you click Apply changes to this folder only, the Read-only attribute is changed for all the files in the folder. However, the Read-only attribute is not changed for the folder, its subfolders, or any files in its subfolders. If you click
        Apply changes to this folder, subfolders, and files, the Read-only attribute is changed for all files in the folder and all files in the subfolders. However, the Read-only attribute is not changed for the folder or its subfolders.
    • Some programs may display error messages when you try to save files to a folder that uses the Read-only or System attribute. As a result, these programs may not be able to save files to the folder.
    To work around this problem, use the Attrib command at a command prompt (Cmd.exe) to view or to remove the Read-only or the System attributes of folders. To view or to remove the Read-only or the System attributes of folders
    Warning If you remove the Read-only or System attribute from a folder, it may appear as a ordinary folder and some customizations may be lost. For example, Windows customizes the Fonts folder and provides a special folder view that permits you
    to hide variations, such as bold and italic. It also permits you to change the folder's view settings in ways that are specific to fonts. If you remove the Read-only and System attributes of the Fonts folder, these customized view settings are not available.
    For folders that you have customized by using the Customize tab of the folder's
    Properties dialog box, the folder icon and other other customizations may be lost when you remove the Read-only attribute.

    If a program cannot save files to a folder with the Read-only attribute, such as My Documents, change the Read-only attribute to System by using the Attrib command at a command prompt.

    Note If the Run command is not listed on the
    Start menu, do the following: Click Start, click
    All Programs, click Accessories, and then click
    Run.

    To remove the Read-only attribute and to set the System attribute, use the following command:

    attrib -r +s drive:\<path>\<foldername>
    For example, to remove the Read-only attribute and to set the System attribute for the C:\Test folder, use the following command:
    attrib -r +s c:\test
    Be aware that some programs may not operate correctly with folders for which the System attribute and the Read-only attribute are set. Therefore, use the following command to remove these attributes:
    attrib -r -s c:\test

    Hope this information is helpful. Please post in case you have any further issues, we will be glad to help you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Ruth Buruga, Apr 11, 2021
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