No directory permissions, but it's my account and I'm an Admin

  1. x509's Avatar
    Posts : 966
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    No directory permissions, but it's my account and I'm an Admin


    So Windows randomly sets some folders as read-only and I can't seem to change them to read-write.
    No directory permissions, but it's my account and I'm an Admin-image.png

    When I click on the Advanced button, me as the user has no ability to modify subfolders.

    No directory permissions, but it's my account and I'm an Admin-image.png

    I even tried this command from an elevated prompt, which seemed to work, but in reality did not enable me to change the problem folder to read-write.

    C:\Program Files>attrib -r -s adobe\*.* /s
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  2. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #2

    You would need to change the Owner.
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  3. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 10,152
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1466
       #3

    x509,

    The Read-only attribute for a folder is generally meaningless and it is ignored by Windows.
    folder read-only indicator [KeithM] - TenForums
    Read Only (Folders) - [Fred Long] MSA forum
    You cannot view or change the Read-only or the System attributes of folders [Win7 etc] - MSSupport

    Assuming that this was a means to an end, what is the end that you are trying to achieve?

    Denis
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  4. Posts : 1,406
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       #4

    This is a question I wish people would ask more often ...
    Try3 said:
    Assuming that this was a means to an end, what is the end that you are trying to achieve?
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  5. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,706
    windows 10
       #5

    Its designed to make the system more secure and stop virus. Many folders are owned by system and it controls all folders that are critical so even as admin you can't screw it up and virus can't infect the system
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