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I'm having a slight (major) issue here.

I need to get rid of the read-only tag on a folder that contains 7,353 files with 1,540 folders. Funny part? It's only 2.95GB on disk.

Anyway, anybody who knows how annoying the attribute issue is, feels my pain.

I need to get rid of the read-only tag on EVERYTHING inside that folder and I haven't the slightest which file/folder is locked.

A couple years ago, I stumbled across a nifty attribute changing program that loaded before Windows did. As handy a tool that is, I didn't save it, nor can I find it. >_________<

I have tried each and every possible method, save for the method stated above. Nothing has worked.

I should, also, point out that it's located inside my Documents folder which is shared via the HomeGroup to my wife's laptop.

I know Microsoft did some goofy things with sharing and file/folder permissions, however, there is a fix. Just can't find it, yet.

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run "cmd"

navigate to folder

"attrib -R /s /d *.*" ?
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Tried it. Didn't work.
    
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Apparently...

Using these tags for attrib worked; attrib -r +s [folder path] /s /d

It only applies to the files though. Not the folders as well. It's really starting to tick me off. If another installer tells me that the files/folders are write protected, I'll hunt Bill Gates myself.
    
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attrib -r +s *.* /s /d

iirc - it should work for both files and folders :/
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...attrib -r +s [folder path] /s /d...
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attrib -r +s *.* /s /d

iirc - it should work for both files and folders :/
Ahem...
    
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somebody help us here xD
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Ahem...
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somebody help us here xD
Have you tried Take Ownership.
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Yeah, I did. :\\
    
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Yeah, I did. :\\
You may have stumbled upon this MS Article (specifically the CAUSE section).

Your trouble is most likely the fact that "my documents" folder is a special folder and to get permission to do anything in this folder requires an act of god.

Alternatively, have you tried with linux live cd? Good Luck

edit: try remove from share/homegroup. sorry, that's all I can come up with.
Edited by gymenii - 5/14/11 at 11:58am
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