You mention permissions, but maybe you mean file attribute. My Windows XP does the same thing, and I believe it is normal behavior. There is a difference between a read-only file attribute and a read-only permission, and since you have a behavior discrepancy between Administrator and User, you probably have a permission problem. Have you verified the NTFS permissions? -----Original Message----- From: Nick Smith [mailto:nick@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 9:10 AM To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [windows2000] OT Sorry to interupt the Friday fun... Sorry for Cross-post from the Win 2 K list, but no response there and I thought you guys might be bored on a Friday. ... I have a work-related problem. Boring, I know. On a W2k3 Server, which is acting as a file-server and a Terminal Server (I know; but it's only 7 seven people), one folder and all it's sub-folders keeps reverting to Read-only. Symptoms: try to save as a normal user in Excel, and it say that the folder you are trying to save to is read-only. Save as Administrator and it's fine. If I look at properties on the Folder, the Read-Only tick-box is grey-ticked (It has a tick, but not fully: like a backup folder where only half the sub-folders are going to be backed up). If I untick it, it asks if I'm sure I want to do this for sub-folders as well, I say yes, and it takes a few minutes changing all the permissions on itself and sub-folders. Go back out, look at properties again, and the half-tick is back. This folder is in the root of the drive, so I don't think it can be inheriting read-only permissions from above. Any ideas?