[windows2000] Re: OT Sorry to interupt the Friday fun...

  • From: "Jensen, Douglas" <douglas.jensen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 10:09:29 -0500

I tried it on my Windows 2000 pro computer and I was able to set the
Read-Only attribute from the General tab of the properties page for a
folder on my computer.
I could set the Read-Only attribute for the folder and all folders and
files under them. 
BUT when I cleared the Attribute and said to do it for that folder and
all the folders and files under it, it only successfully cleared the
attribute for the folders and files under it.  When I closed Windows
Explorer and looked again at the attribute on the General page it said
To successfully clear the read only attribute I had to use the attrib
DOS command as a previous email stated.
C:\>attrib -r path\foldername
This must be a undocumented feature of windows.
Douglas Jensen 
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From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lane, Mark
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 9:38 AM
To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [windows2000] Re: OT Sorry to interupt the Friday fun...

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


        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?

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