Windows 10: all folders are read only

  1.    27 Jul 2017 #1

    all folders are read only

    Today I discovered that all my files are read only. I had saved a spreadsheet yesterday, then today I went to open it and it said read only. Then I looked at other files and the read only box was checked. Even when I unchecked it, and closing the property box, when I opened the property box again it was checked again. I did a search, but they were all over 455 days old. I tried some of the things they suggested, and nothing worked. I turned off my anti-virus, but I still couldn't change it. I'm the only one that uses my computer. And I'm the administrator. Yet some times it would say I need administrative rights. Any ideas how to fix this? I'm surprised other programs haven't started acting up.
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  2. Posts : 391
    Ubuntu 18.04, win 10 pro
       27 Jul 2017 #2

    Try to reboot (not shut down) and login again, it happens somehow that you are logged to a sort of temporary account, can't say it is your problem but worth a try
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  3.    27 Jul 2017 #3

    Hi there, I have just registered today to say that I had this problem as well today. Which I thought was coincidental.

    Do you have Bit Defender installed on your PC? if so check the Ransomware module it was locking me out might be somehting at their end that happened overnight.
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  4.    27 Jul 2017 #4

    I found out that avast update had a new shield for ransomware. So it made all my files read only. So I got that fixed.
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