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I am trying to copy a file but it is read only. I right click>properties>and uncheck read-only>apply> But it still says it is read only! Is their any other way to move it?
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do you have adequate permissions to perform the task?

make sure you are logged in on an administrative account.

what sort of file is it? and what are you moving it to?
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Originally Posted by TedSexington
do you have adequate permissions to perform the task?

make sure you are logged in on an administrative account.

what sort of file is it? and what are you moving it to?
Sorry I couldn't post so soon but some stuff came up. Yes I am on the administrative account and it is a folder under shared documents where I store my microsoft word documents, I am trying to move it to an external hard drive because I am formatting my main drive.
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post #4 of 9
a read-only attribute on a file should not prevent you from copying it.

you may want to try taking ownership of the folder that it is in that may help.

right click on the folder ---->properties---->security--->advanced---->owner

check the box down the bottom and select your user account then apply.

let me know if this doesnt work

you can also apply the same to the file itself if that doesnt work.....

check out the permissions tab when you click "advanced"..... see if you have "full control"......there should be a box down the bottom that says something like "inherit permissions from parent directory" tick the box and apply.
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What permissions do you have on the HDD that you are trying to copy to?
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you're other option, if it is just a word document, is to cut the contents and paste into a new file on the other HDD
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Turn off System Restore before you uncheck the box.Sometime this is what causes it to recheck.
Also try doing it in safe mode.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TedSexington
you're other option, if it is just a word document, is to cut the contents and paste into a new file on the other HDD
Yea thats what I did thanks for all of your help.

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Turn off System Restore before you uncheck the box.Sometime this is what causes it to recheck.
Also try doing it in safe mode.
Thanks ill remember this in the future.
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post #9 of 9
just out of curiosity, open the word doc and check the permissions inside MS-Word.

Tools ---> Options ----> Security
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