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I realize that I may be banned or receive an infraction for the title, but I'm getting so pissed off about this problem that I don't even care.

I found this article explaining my exact problem- being unable to remove the read-only attribute from a folder via the properties window. When I uncheck read-only and click apply/ok, the next time I open the properties window, it's set as read-only again.

I've tried to use the attrib command ("attrib -r s:\\steambackups" in my case) in the command prompt to remove the read-only attribute, but the folder is still read-only.

Help please, I want to write files to my folders!
Edited by Redmist - 2/23/11 at 7:03pm
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Did you take ownership of the item and also is the read only box filled with a tick or a square?
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post #3 of 9
Google:
"Take Ownership Win 7"

Should help.
However be warned, Ive had Take Ownership corrupt files in the past.
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post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jammo2k5 View Post
Did you take ownership of the item and also is the read only box filled with a tick or a square?
It's a blue square.
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post
Google:
"Take Ownership Win 7"

Should help.
However be warned, Ive had Take Ownership corrupt files in the past.
That was the first solution I tried. I've used this method for a while. Still read-only.
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post #5 of 9
Quote:
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It's a blue square.
That means the files and folders inside are read only not the master folder you need to apply the attributes to all files inside the folder.

there should be a pop up when you hit apply to apply the options to the sub folders and files also, if that fails try changing the folder to read only and changing it back to se if the pop up appears then.
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I've been telling it to apply the changes to this folder, subfolders, and files. It isn't working.
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Quote:
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I've been telling it to apply the changes to this folder, subfolders, and files. It isn't working.
there must be a file inside that you cannot make writable youll need to find it and take ownership of it.
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If there is a hidden/system file inside the folder and windows explorer is not set to display hidden/system files, it won't try to change that file.
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chown -R user:group directory

haha, i kid.

did you kill steam before trying?
    
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