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    Read only problem (Vista Ultimate)

    Hi

    I have 160Gb Removable Hared Drive connected to my PC, all the files are read only, when I select properties and remove the tick from read only, it goes all through the process including subfolders however all the files are still read only.


    Any Ideas please

    Braddy
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    Re: Read only problem (Vista Ultimate)

    Please check that you have looked at ordinary files, and not just folders. Folders are always marked as Read Only because you can't modify them yourself, only the operating system can modify the "folder file" to show that a file has been added/removed.

    StuartR

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    Re: Read only problem (Vista Ultimate)

    Hi Stuart

    Thanks for the prompt reply, Yes I see what you mean I work on a folder on the on the D: which is partition of the C: what I would normally do is when I finish working on a file I copy the whole folder to the removable drive, so am I correct in thinking I have to copy the individual file to the removable drive and not the whole folder?

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    Re: Read only problem (Vista Ultimate)

    Braddy,

    I didn't mean that you should copy individual files. I simply meant that when you examine the Read-Only property you should make sure that you don't have any folders selected.

    StuartR

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