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I'm trying to install an update for a program. It refuses to install because it says the directory is read only. I open explorer and change the directory from read only. It says it updates and the directory is now full access. I then close out of the window and go back in and the directory is still set to read only. No matter how many times I've tried, with multiple directories (all are set to read only) I can't get them to not say read only. I can still create new directories, save files from programs, etc but can't ...

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    Default Can't change folders from read-only

    I'm trying to install an update for a program. It refuses
    to install because it says the directory is read only. I
    open explorer and change the directory from read only. It
    says it updates and the directory is now full access. I
    then close out of the window and go back in and the
    directory is still set to read only. No matter how many
    times I've tried, with multiple directories (all are set
    to read only) I can't get them to not say read only. I
    can still create new directories, save files from
    programs, etc but can't install anything new. Any
    suggestions? Thanks.
    Jeff Crawford Guest

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    Default Re: Can't change folders from read-only

    No one seems to know the answer. IT guys here can't
    figure it out. No viruses or anything. It's a real pain
    in the backside. If you find anything out, please let me
    know.

    Jeff

    >-----Original Message-----
    >I just logged on to post the exact same question - why
    does the read-only
    >attribute appear to stay at read-only? My Windows 2000
    folders aren't like
    >this. This is with full rights, administrator logon, etc.
    >
    >John
    >
    >"Jeff Crawford" <jcrawfor.corpmtlsales.com> wrote in
    message
    >news:3c6d01c34097$ac9b8ae0$a601280aphx.gbl...
    >> I'm trying to install an update for a program. It
    refuses
    >> to install because it says the directory is read only.
    I
    >> open explorer and change the directory from read only.
    It
    >> says it updates and the directory is now full access. I
    >> then close out of the window and go back in and the
    >> directory is still set to read only. No matter how many
    >> times I've tried, with multiple directories (all are set
    >> to read only) I can't get them to not say read only. I
    >> can still create new directories, save files from
    >> programs, etc but can't install anything new. Any
    >> suggestions? Thanks.
    >
    >
    >.
    >
    Jeff Guest

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