Windows 10: Music Folder - Can I remove Read-Only black box?

  1.    3 Weeks Ago #1

    Music Folder - Can I remove Read-Only black box?


    So basically, here's the deal. I ripped all of my CDs using Windows Meda Player and I use Foobar2000 to play my music. I want to use Foobar2000 to edit the tags on my music, however when I do so, I get an error message on every track that I attempt to edit, and it reads as follows:

    Could not update tags (Access denied) on:
    "D:\Music\Path\To\File\With\Filename"

    I'm GUESSING the problem is that my Music Folder has that read-only box filled with a black box, and that the folders/subfolders/files are also marked as read-only. I've cleared the box several times, but it still doesn't take the change. I've even tried adding the Take Ownership option to the context menu, with no luck. Same error.

    Is there a way to fix this problem? Again, I'm thinking it's more of a Windows 10 folder/file permission issue than it is an issue with my music app...Foobar2000.
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2

    Your issue is not cause by read-only attribute its cause by folder permission.

    Have you tried running the program with administrative privileges.

    I've even tried adding the Take Ownership option to the context menu, with no luck. Same error.
    I don't understand did you have trouble adding Take Ownership to context menu or did taking the ownership of the folder have not work.

    I have attached batch script that will add a Take Ownership option when its launched.
    Music Folder - Can I remove Read-Only black box? Attached Files
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3

    FreeBooter said: View Post
    Your issue is not cause by read-only attribute its cause by folder permission.
    Have you tried running the program with administrative privileges.
    I don't understand did you have trouble adding Take Ownership to context menu or did taking the ownership of the folder have not work.
    I have attached batch script that will add a Take Ownership option when its launched.
    I only have one account on my PC, and it's the Administrator account. I've been thinking about adding a second admin account and downgrading mine, but I haven't done that, yet.

    I ran the reg file from here (#2). It added to my computer no problem, and I was able to see Take Ownership in the context menu, but it ended up doing nothing for me. the Read-only box still has the black box inside of it.

    Is the file you attached the same thing as what I'd already installed and attempted to use?
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4

    JOSHSKORN said: View Post
    I only have one account on my PC, and it's the Administrator account. I've been thinking about adding a second admin account and downgrading mine, but I haven't done that, yet.

    I ran the reg file from here (#2). It added to my computer no problem, and I was able to see Take Ownership in the context menu, but it ended up doing nothing for me. the Read-only box still has the black box inside of it.

    Is the file you attached the same thing as what I'd already installed and attempted to use?
    When i said launch the program with administrative privileges what i meant was to right click the program and click "Run as administrator" from the context menu.

    I have also read-only attribute for my Music folder it does not cause me any issue and it should not.

    A file or folder that's marked as read-only usually implies that the file or folder shouldn't be altered or that great caution should be taken before making changes to it.

    I have no idea which reg file you have used can you please give me the url link to it.
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #5

    All folders always have black square in the box as folders don't have read only attribute. If you look the description says "only applies to files in folder". Files will have a tick or blank.

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    If you change the read only box on a folder you'll get a pop-up asking if you want to change the contents. You should make sure you unset it and apply to the contents.

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    Afterwards the box on Music folder will still be black (like above) but the contents will not. If you find a file in the music directory (not another folder) they should be unticked like this:

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    But anyway - I agree with @FreeLoader - the problem probably isn't read only - it is security.

    You need to first take ownership and then secondly grant full permission to your user. By default Music is owned by your user and SYSTEM, Administrators and your user have full control.

    You can run this from administrator command prompt to take ownership and grant full permission to your user.

    Code:
    takeown  /f  "D:\Music" /r
    icacls       "D:\Music" /grant "%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME%":(F) /t
    Note   Note
    If you enter %USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME% it will be changed automatically to your user name (and domain or computer name) so you can enter the command as shown - you don't need to put in your user name


    There are tutorials to do it through the GUI if you prefer.

    Change Owner of File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 10 Security System Tutorials
    Change Permissions of Objects for Users and Groups in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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