Folder Reverting to Read Only

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Folder Reverting to Read Only

    I have two drives. My C drive and my D drive. I use my D drive as an external hard drive, but it's internal. My C drive is an SSD and my D drive is an HDD. My SSD is too small, so everything large goes on the HDD. Every folder in my HDD is read-only. I right click the folder and go into properties and take it off read-only and apply the changes, when I go back into properties the folder in question is back on read-only. I have googled this problem multiple times. So all of the basic things that I can try, have been tried. I'll list them below.

    Both CMD with Admin Privileges
    attrib -r +s drive:\<path>\<foldername>

    attrib -r -s drive:\<path>\<foldername>

    Example Images: Not my system, the images are examples but I did the aforementioned and still no result.
    Folder Reverting to Read Only-click-advanced.png
    Folder Reverting to Read Only-click-change-permissions.png
    Folder Reverting to Read Only-highlight-your-user-click-edit.png
    Folder Reverting to Read Only-change-permissions-user.png

    CMD with Full Admin Privileges

    attrib -r "full path of folder\*" /s /d

    Powershell: With full Admin Privileges

    Get-ChildItem -Path "full path of file with extension" -Recurse -File | % { $_.IsReadOnly=$False }

    If there is anything else that I can try to get these folders off Read-Only. Please give me a detailed set of instructions that even a layman like myself can understand. Thanks in advance!
      My Computer

  2. CountMike's Avatar
    Posts : 16,712
    W10 Insider + Linux

    All folders show "Read only" but that doesn't mean they really are. I can still write to any folder except for system protected folders and even that can be bypassed, mostly by taking ownership.
      My Computers


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