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scenario:

i have TWO windows vista basic computers.

i have a folder on PC1 that i want to share (enable full control).
Full control so that i can write stuff to that folder from PC2.

so i shared it and i can see it in vista on the other computer. BUT the folder keeps saying in READ-ONLY mode. when i look at sharing properties and uncheck it and hit apply and then okay, it changes, BUT when i go right back and look at it, it again is in READ ONLY mode. how in the world do i get it off read only mode. i already gave "everyone" full access under permissions.


Edited by this n00b again - 7/7/08 at 11:06am
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Go to the Network and Sharing Center, change the file sharing option.
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i did that, i gave everyone full access and enabled everything but the darn folder just won't come off READ only mode.

see attached screenies in OP (i just put it there)
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What are the settings in the Sharing tab? In the properties window of the folder I mean.
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screenie uploaded
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Really weird...
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YES indeed. so i went and turned off USER account control and it's still doing it.

it changes it self back. so now im thinking you should add the networked user to the permission of the folder, but i went to do it and you can't add networked users for some strange reason.
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this is what i come to realize.

when i change it to not READ-ONLY and hit okay, it will change to not read only for about less than 3 seconds.

then some how it changes it self back.

i even tried this is safe mode because i thought may be it was some windows account control or some safety feature in vista, but it does the same thing. so this can only mean that there is something in vista that probably needs to be turned off or addressed in some manner.

anyone have an idea>?

it seems this is not a rare issue as this is referred to here:
Quote:
Could it be because the folders are read only? Maybe but unticking the read only box and clicking apply doesn't work - it pretends to so you will go away but as soon as your back is turned it is back to read only.
http://vistaisrubbish.blogspot.com/2...n-windows.html

but does not seem to have a solution
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Quote:
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this is what i come to realize.

when i change it to not READ-ONLY and hit okay, it will change to not read only for about less than 3 seconds.

then some how it changes it self back.

i even tried this is safe mode because i thought may be it was some windows account control or some safety feature in vista, but it does the same thing. so this can only mean that there is something in vista that probably needs to be turned off or addressed in some manner.

anyone have an idea>?

it seems this is not a rare issue as this is referred to here:


http://vistaisrubbish.blogspot.com/2...n-windows.html

but does not seem to have a solution
Make a new shortcut to CMD on your desktop. Now right click and run as admin. Now navigate to the the directory (I.E: cd C:\\Files\\Movies). Now use the attrib command (attrib -r) to strip read-only from the whole directory. If that won't get rid of the read-only crap i'm stumped.
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Make a new shortcut to CMD on your desktop. Now right click and run as admin. Now navigate to the the directory (I.E: cd C:FilesMovies). Now use the attrib command (attrib -r) to strip read-only from the whole directory. If that won't get rid of the read-only crap i'm stumped.
thanks i will try that
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