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    Write protection

    So i logged on my computer today only to find that all my folders and files have a blank paper attached to their icons, and windows has enabled write protection on all my folders so i cant save important settings. Any way to fix this?
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    Can you post a image of the icon? if you right click on the folder then properties is read only ticked?

    Can you see the files and are they normal I wonder if its windows or ransomeware
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    Does the icons look like this? (see attached) You may need to rebuild the Icon Cache?
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    The Read Only doesn't mean what it appears to mean. Been this way since XP, maybe WIndows 1000.
    Read this KB article: Microsoft KnowledgeBase article 326549
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    Samuria said: View Post
    Can you post a image of the icon? if you right click on the folder then properties is read only ticked
    This is what it looks like on pretty much all my programs and folders. I havent seen a blank paper being attached to things before, so i wonder whats up?

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    Didnt solve it. It just messed up my folder view layout.
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    If you need to rebuild the Icon cache execute batch script attached to my post.
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    Didnt help either.
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    Cerawy said: View Post
    windows has enabled write protection on all my folders
    I suggest you go to some of the affected folders and try to copy in something innocuous such as a text file. You could even try right-clicking on the folders then selecting New, Text file. You should only need to invoke Admin permission in such folders as Program files not in your own Documents etc folders.

    Post the results.

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