Windows 10: Drives Marked Read Only

  1.    23 Sep 2015 #1

    Drives Marked Read Only

    I have several hard drives on my PCs; some are physical, some are partitions. In every PC I've upgraded, W10 marks these as RO. I go through the ritual of setting permissions to Full and marking RW, but occasionally a drive will revert to RO.

    I can't find a Take Ownership option for drives, only folders. Am I looking in the wrong place?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       23 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello Nigel, :)

    If it's only a read-only issue and not a permissions issue, then you might see if the tutorial below may help.

    Disk Write Protection - Enable or Disable in Windows - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    24 Sep 2015 #3

    Thanks Shawn, but does that do something different from using the checkmark in Properties?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       24 Sep 2015 #4

    Yeah, this would involve read-only for write protection instead of permissions.
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  5.    24 Sep 2015 #5

    attributes disk clear readonly

    I get DiskPart failed to clear disk attributes

    Having said that, it says it is Read-only: No anyway.

    I've now found the drive Owner setting (Properties | Security | Advanced | Owner is at the top of the window)
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       24 Sep 2015 #6
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  7.    24 Sep 2015 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    Will report back in a few days.
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