Windows 10: Folder structure suddenly read-only on DATA drive

Discus and support Folder structure suddenly read-only on DATA drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Windows is my C: drive. All my data files are on D: the issue I'm having is with folders inside a folder structure that looks like this, on my DATA... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by x509, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. x509 Win User

    Folder structure suddenly read-only on DATA drive


    Windows is my C: drive. All my data files are on D: the issue I'm having is with folders inside a folder structure that looks like this, on my DATA drive:

    D:\Photo\Catalog\Half-Done catalogs

    Suddenly some sub-folders inside this folder structure are read-only. I did the normal right-click Properties, and saw that the read-only box was black. So I clicked on that box to clear it, and Windows applied the new permissions to all sub-folders. It worked, but right away some of the sub-folders reverted to read-only.

    So inside the Properties windows, I clicked on the security tab, changed ownership to Administrators, checked the box to apply to sub-folders. That worked, again, until some sub-folders reverted to read-only. A windows reboot didn't clear up the problem.

    On the Microsoft web site, they advise doing a clean Windows install to deal with this problem. What a crock! *Kill

    I may need to hand-fix the offending folders, but I need a way to locate them. Suggestions gratefully accepted.

    :)
     
  2. Kreij Win User

    Need a book for Data Structures

    Many good suggestions here
     
    Kreij, Jun 26, 2019
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  3. buck10 Win User
    Folder structure


    Hi

    I would like my folder structure to have the list view but show thumbnails for files within those folders.

    In the 'folder options' I can only set either picture view or list view. How can I achieve list view AND show thumbs?

    I have realised I can set this manunally for each folder, but it's impractical as I have thousands of directories.

    Thanks for any help
     
    buck10, Jun 26, 2019
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  4. Folder structure suddenly read-only on DATA drive

    Lost data from hard drive, what to do now?

    Well, I'm sorry to hear that it's a WD My Passport that failed on you, @tomhenry ! *Frown Folder structure suddenly read-only on DATA drive :(
    I'd recommend you to try using a different USB cable with it and see if that will help your system to detect it without it disconnecting.
    I'd also suggest you to go to Disk Management and see how the drive is listed there. It won't hurt to check up on the health and SMART status of the HDD by running the QUICK and EXTENDED tests from the WD's Data LifeGuard Diagnostics. Here's a link to the available software: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=11ZOpD

    Give these troubleshooting steps a try and keep us posted with the results!
    SuperSoph_WD
     
    SuperSoph_WD, Jun 26, 2019
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