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So I am trying to install some mods on NFS Shift and it seems that "read only" cant be checked for the mods to install. No matter which group/user name I give full access to, no matter which owns the folder, every time I uncheck that box and hit apply, I get the progress bar going through each folder "changing" it only to have me hit ok, go back in and the folder is read only again. I am confused, and I just want to race some new cars, why is this defeating me? and please tell me someone has written a program to force it, so I can download said program, have it do its business and be on me way. Sorry for the wall otext...tired and irritated
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What's the error it gave you? Its normally a registry entry address. Now before you install it. Go in the registry and delete the nfs registry entries. Then install it.

If it the files keep changing back then the processes are still being used. Use unlocker to kill them. Otherwise what I normally do I move the directory to a different location.
Edited by Spooony - 6/10/11 at 11:00pm
post #3 of 10
this might work...

run cmd

(win logo+r - cmd - enter)


type in prompt - "attrib -r [drive:][path][filename] /s /d"
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Thanks, man I feel like moron today. I swear I know computers, but even this is stumping me. this is all entered from the location before my need for speed shift folder

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common

if I type in attrib -r C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\need for speed shift /s /d

it says Parameter format not correct

if I type in exactly attrib -r [drive:][path][filename] /s /d

it says (as one would expect) File not found [drive:][path][filename]

if I type in attrib -r /s /d

it says Not resetting hidden file - C:\Program files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\need for speed shift\desktop.ini

I swear, 20 years ago I was rewriting autoexec.bat and config.sys to play games, now I cant even get read only to go away. Maybe you do get stupider as you get older
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLastPriest;13831157 
Thanks, man I feel like moron today. I swear I know computers, but even this is stumping me. this is all entered from the location before my need for speed shift folder

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common

if I type in attrib -r C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\need for speed shift /s /d

it says Parameter format not correct

if I type in exactly attrib -r [drive:][path][filename] /s /d

it says (as one would expect) File not found [drive:][path][filename]

if I type in attrib -r /s /d

it says Not resetting hidden file - C:\Program files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\need for speed shift\desktop.ini

I swear, 20 years ago I was rewriting autoexec.bat and config.sys to play games, now I cant even get read only to go away. Maybe you do get stupider as you get older

attrib -r +s drive:\\ For example, to remove the Read-only attribute and to set the System attribute for the C:\Test folder, use the following command:

attrib -r +s c:\test

Thos files will behave strange if the folders attributes are set so remove it with this

attrib -r -s c:\[folder name]
Edited by Spooony - 6/11/11 at 2:33am
post #6 of 10
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Well, i went to the windows site, learned how to use the commands you are referring to (find its always easier when you actually know why you are typing something, not just typing it. But I cant do it, I have reset permissions, I have full control of every folder from program files x86 all the way through to the need for speed shift folder, nothing I do removes that "read only" check. Damn, I really wanted to get those mods install, thank you none the less
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post #7 of 10
Don't give up just yet. Right-click the icon and select 'Properties', un-check the Read-Only option. If that doesn't work, you're not running Windows.
    
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If it is only desktop.ini that it cannot change, your mod should install.
Desktop.ini is a hidden windows file which shouldn't affect your mod install.
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Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth;13838089 
Don't give up just yet. Right-click the icon and select 'Properties', un-check the Read-Only option. If that doesn't work, you're not running Windows.

With input like that, I am shocked at how you are at 3,000+ posts with not even 65 rep....
Quote:
Originally Posted by alancsalt;13838166 
If it is only desktop.ini that it cannot change, your mod should install.
Desktop.ini is a hidden windows file which shouldn't affect your mod install.

That is the main file that keeps coming up, maybe it is showing a read only because of that one file? Perhaps I will try installing and hope. Thanks!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLastPriest;13838616 
With input like that, I am shocked at how you are at 3,000+ posts with not even 65 rep....

You're...welcome?
    
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