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    My friend has a new laptop with Vista on it. Whenever he transfers or copies a file to another folder using windows explorer it changes the file to read only. Is ther any way to prevent the read only from being added to a file when transferred.

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    What is he transferring from, a CD, DVD, thumbdrive or what?

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    [quote name='DaveA' post='796283' date='04-Oct-2009 13:59']What is he transferring from, a CD, DVD, thumbdrive or what?[/quote]
    He has transferred from a cd, a flash drive, and from another folder on his dirve C to another folder on his drive C. In all cases the Access file being transferred was turned into a read only file.

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    If it was copied from a CD or DVD to the C drive, then YES, they will be Read only. Then any time they are copied or moved again they will also be read only.
    Right click the file select Properties, and then remove the read only check mark.

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    The C: drive to C: drive could possibly also be an "ownership" problem depending on the particular folder(s) involved and therefore require him to "take ownership" of the file(s).

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