1.    23 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    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?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    23 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,665
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    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
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    24 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Shawn, but does that do something different from using the checkmark in Properties?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    24 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,665
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Yeah, this would involve read-only for write protection instead of permissions.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    24 Sep 2015 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    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)
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    24 Sep 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,665
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  7.    24 Sep 2015 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 436
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Will report back in a few days.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Could this CD be read
38013So i hear once a cd is broke in half it can never be read again. why is that. i know the cd has to spin. If you take a dime sized piece of the memory layer from a broke cd and place it or tape it to a whole cd and place it in a PC like the pic...
Drivers and Hardware
Can i CD be read once snapped in have even by say CIA
First i have nothing to hide ok, i have anxiety disorders and i have OCD . and ever since i was a teen i had this one fear that im hoping someone can put to be. 8 or so years ago my pc got rootkits and a keylogger . I backed my pics vids ect to CD's...
Drivers and Hardware
[Query]2nd internal HDD marked as 'system'-how to change?
Dear All, I have 2 internal HDDs connected to my system, say A and B. I am trying to make a full system image backup in Win 10. After selecting the backup location as external hard disc, and clicking "Next," I am asked to select the drives that...
Drivers and Hardware
Certain Programs/Apps Marked Unavailable
I just installed Speccy and Unchecky; in August, I install OmniPage with PDF Creator. When I go try to make PDF Creator my default program, it's not there in Settings>Default Apps. So, I go to Apps and Features and find it's installed but marked...
Windows Insider
I don't know how to read this
I post this here so maybe someone can tell me why I can't connect to the internet on my dell 2710. Any help would be greatly appreciated. MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 01-07-2015 Ran by jerry_000 (administrator) on 19-08-2015 at 20:02:20...
Network and Sharing
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:46.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums