Windows 10: Folders show as Read only in Windows 10. How to change?

Discus and support Folders show as Read only in Windows 10. How to change? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I recently cannot open, edit and save a file as the folders are all marked as Read only. I cannot change them within Windows explorer, although it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by pjskidby, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. pjskidby Win User

    Folders show as Read only in Windows 10. How to change?


    I recently cannot open, edit and save a file as the folders are all marked as Read only. I cannot change them within Windows explorer, although it goes through the motions of resetting. It is as if I have lost control as an administrator. Please help me unmark the folders as Read only and manage to save edited files, documents or pictures, etc., in all my folders. Thanks Paul

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    pjskidby, Sep 7, 2018
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Sep 7, 2018
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  3. psbecker Win User
    Change Folder Icon in Windows 10


    I just acquired a new laptop running Windows 10 and am trying to change the icons of the folders in the StartUp "Program" folder so that they would stand out a little better. I used my admin account and followed all the steps listed above, but when I clicked on "Apply", nothing happened. The same basic windows folder icon remained attached to the folder. I also tried to go into Properties and capitalize some of the folder names, but that didn't work either. Looks like something is protecting them, but I cannot figure out what it is much less how to get around this blockage, Any suggestions?
     
    psbecker, Sep 7, 2018
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  4. Folders show as Read only in Windows 10. How to change?

    Read only folder

    Hi Jim,

    We appreciate you for being part of Windows 10.

    Before proceeding, we need more information to help you better.


    • Do you want to change the permissions to certain program/folder?

    • Have you signed in through Microsoft/Local account?

    A read-only file is protected from accidental deletion and changes to its content.

    Step 1: What is a read-only file or folder?

    A read-only file is protected from accidental deletion and changes to its content. To change a file to read-only, right-click the file, and then click
    Properties. In the Properties dialog box, click the
    General tab, and then select the
    Read-only check box. To make changes to a read-only file, clear the
    Read-only check box, or save the file with a different name.

    Step 2: Prevent changes to a file or folder (read-only)

    Setting your important or personal files to read-only can help protect them from unintentional or unauthorized changes. When a file is set to read-only, it cannot be changed.

    • Right-click the file or folder you want to set to read-only, and then click
      Properties.
    • Click the General tab, select the Read-only check box, and then click
      OK.
    If you need to make changes to the file or folder later, you can turn off the read-only setting by clearing the
    Read-only check box.

    I hope the above information helps. Kindly let us know if you need any further assistance with this issue. We are glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Kiran Kishore, Sep 7, 2018
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