Permissions and Attributes

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  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Permissions and Attributes


    Hello friends at TF,

    Lately I've been having trouble with apps not opening or being able to save files due to permissions and file attributes. If anyone can point me to the best way to set permissions and remove all the read-only attributes, I'd appreciate it.

    Craig
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  2. Posts : 42,512
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    Hi, this sounds strange unless perhaps you've been changing these.

    You can try this free tool- but follow carefully all the steps meant to protect you before trying it. Further, you should make sure you have a current disk image of Windows before using it. Many tenforums members tirelessly recommend using Macrium Reflect (free-paid) + large enough external storage routinely and regularly. Indeed, had you already been doing this, you could perhaps have restored your PC from such an image.

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    - just search for it.

    What is your Windows build? The forum will have prompted you to state this. Thanks.
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  3. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you for the response. This was a clean Win 10 install. The build is 18362. I've read that some updates will change permissions and attributes. I tried a system restore and rolling back an update. It's been hit or miss. This is a related topic. Some Programs Not Opening After Windows Update
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  4. Posts : 42,512
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    I've read that some updates will change permissions and attributes.
    - never come across that... - routine Windows updates? Or something else?

    That thread relates to an update with which a few very specific programs were incompatible for whatever reason.

    Could you say which programs you can't launch?
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  5. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Yes, just normal updates. The programs are:

    CoolEdit Pro 2.0
    Line 6 Spider V Remote
    VSDC Audio Converter
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  6. Posts : 42,512
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #6

    Build 18362.535:
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    - is that the program? Noted it's v2.1 - you say 2.0. Any reason not to run 2.1?
    If so, URL needed please.

    Runs ok on mine- no compatibility issues on a quick trial.

    I found this about v2.0 - note it only states compatibility to Win 8:
    Permissions and Attributes-1.png

    Do you have any clear statement it will run under Win 10?
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  7. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I know CoolEdit Pro only goes up to Win 8. It worked for a while when I first installed it. I was never able to launch the other two programs.
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  8. Posts : 42,512
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #8

    I know CoolEdit Pro only goes up to Win 8.
    Well then... you could have said that and I wouldn't have needed to look..

    Audio converter- you have plenty of other options, else you can make sure you have the latest, and ask them a question.
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  9. Posts : 5,899
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 22H2
       #9

    pav1 said:
    Hello friends at TF,

    Lately I've been having trouble with apps not opening or being able to save files due to permissions and file attributes. If anyone can point me to the best way to set permissions and remove all the read-only attributes, I'd appreciate it.
    dalchina said:
    Well then... you could have said that and I wouldn't have needed to look..
    Or you could have used the Tutorials section and linked to this - Change Permissions of File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key for Users and Groups in Windows 10

    It may or may not help the OP, but its a start
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  10. Posts : 42,512
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #10

    Sure, you can change anything.. I suggested a tool to reset them above. No response.
    @sygnus21: I did not go down that route for a reason. Did you note:
    This was a clean Win 10 install. The build is 18362. I've read that some updates will change permissions and attributes.
    So seems the question is whether this is true- and no evidence of that. What there is evidence of is an issue running certain very specific programs.

    @sygnus21 - it's now left to you to provide guidance as to how to make use of that tutorial in the context of this clean install. Good luck!
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