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  1.    14 Apr 2016 #1

    My folder keeps Rechecking itself as Read-Only!


    Hi, I'm using DesktopServer to develop local sites on my Win 10 computer. I don't recall this ever happening before but now when I tried to create a website by importing my backup archive, I get this error about not being able to write and update...
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    ...which then leads to this, probably because it could not write in the first place:
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    From my research I found that this should be solved by enabling write permissions on the correct folder...but the problem is that folder keeps putting itself back into Read-Only mode the moment I click OK.

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    So because it won't stay UNCHECKED, I keep getting the error which prevents me from importing a new web project on my local dev environment.

    Hoping someone hear will know how to make the settings STICK.
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  2.    15 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Have you tried clicking 'Apply'?
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  3.    15 Apr 2016 #3

    Quote Originally Posted by SamTheGr8est View Post
    Have you tried clicking 'Apply'?
    Yes. Apply. Then OK. This "DesktopServerTemp" folder appears to create itself during the import process (of a website) and then deletes itself once complete. But during that process it creates itself as Read-Only.
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  4.    15 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    The location you show would not be available for non administrators of the system and would also be marked as a hidden/ System folder.

    Although you may be able to change the security of that actual folder to allow everyone access the best and easiest/most secure method would be to change the location to somewhere in your user folders, eg Documents, or create a separate data folder somewhere off the root and point to there. eg. c:\websites
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  5.    15 Apr 2016 #5

    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    The location you show would not be available for non administrators of the system and would also be marked as a hidden/ System folder.

    Although you may be able to change the security of that actual folder to allow everyone access the best and easiest/most secure method would be to change the location to somewhere in your user folders, eg Documents, or create a separate data folder somewhere off the root and point to there. eg. c:\websites
    1. I'm set to SHOW these hidden files/folders.
    2. I'm the admin.

    This folder location used by DesktopServer as its temp location when importing a site does not appear something I can control.

    Do you have any suggestions?
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  6.    15 Apr 2016 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    Until the software design is updated to what has been standard since at least windows 7, the only option you have is to go to that temp folder and right click the folder go to the security tab and either specifically add your user name to have full control of the folder or everyone to have this full control

    The appdata folder is designed with the protection it has for security reasons so any changes here will reduce the security of your system to some degree. but it should be ok
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  7.    15 Apr 2016 #7

    I just checked and all are currently set to FULL CONTROL for ...\AppData\Local

    Only row with no checkmark is Special Permissions (at the bottom)

    ??

    FWIW, I've also tried this on my laptop with a previous version of the software and got the same error.
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  8.    15 Apr 2016 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 1,892
    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    Have you tried running the DesktopServer as administrator, (right click on .exe and Run As Administrator), as due to the dual token security system on all Windows since Vista, you are actually running as a standard user by default, and have to salivate to get full Admin privileges
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  9.    15 Apr 2016 #9

    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    Have you tried running the DesktopServer as administrator, (right click on .exe and Run As Administrator), as due to the dual token security system on all Windows since Vista, you are actually running as a standard user by default, and have to salivate to get full Admin privileges
    Yes I do. They explicitly tell users to do so, and so I make sure I do.
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  10.    15 Apr 2016 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    You are doing everything correctly so it should work

    Is there anyway to retrieve the backup without the DesktopServer program and/or manually load it into DesktopServer?

    one thing you could try is to manually elevate the File Explorer (Explorer.exe - run as Admin) and see if that allows you to remove the read only flag
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