Windows 10: cant take ownership AND remove read only

  1.    30 Aug 2015 #1

    cant take ownership AND remove read only

    ok so i upgraded from win 7 to win 10 pro and now i am unable to take ownership of my extra drives as well as change the folders from read only

    please help
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  2.    30 Aug 2015 #2

    Tried the "take ownership in context menu" that didn't work I still can't make all my folders non read only
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  3.    30 Aug 2015 #3

    Folders are not read only. Read what the properties dialog says.

    "Read-only (Only applies to files in folder)" It does not matter what you do, the folder's properties will always show a filled in box next to read-only. It has been this way forever. If you look closely, it is NOT a check mark.
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  4.    30 Aug 2015 #4

    Up until the win 10 upgrade this drive and folder never had that box even the least bit filled in

    It's not my primary hdd
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  5.    30 Aug 2015 #5

    Than you were not paying attention.

    Your issue is the NTFS permissions, they are setup for the previous installation. You need to reset them for the new installation. Nothing to do with the read-only attribute.
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  6.    30 Aug 2015 #6

    i was paying attention before the upgrade the folder never had anything in the "read only" check box
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  7.    30 Aug 2015 #7

    From Windows 7: (No matter what, the read-only checkbox will always display as such. Same applies to Windows 8 and 10.)
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    Read-only does not apply to folders. Period end of discussion. Your issue is the NTFS permissions as I said previously (Security tab).
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  8.    30 Aug 2015 #8

    Lol wow you get mad fast if only you'd listen to what I'm saying instead of getting all pissy
    My H: drive never had read only slightly filled in until win 10

    And your not even telling me how to fix the issue even if it is ntfs issue, guess you just want your high post count
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