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Tech: Need windows 7 fix

Bert 21 Oct 13 - 10:29 PM
Stilly River Sage 21 Oct 13 - 10:51 PM
JohnInKansas 21 Oct 13 - 11:54 PM
Bert 22 Oct 13 - 02:59 PM
Bert 22 Oct 13 - 03:07 PM
JohnInKansas 22 Oct 13 - 03:57 PM
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Subject: Tech: Need windows 7 fix
From: Bert
Date: 21 Oct 13 - 10:29 PM

I am trying to save a file in Windows 7.

I have an account with administrator permission.

When I try to save a file it says that the folder is read only. So I go into properties and change the permission. Windows says that I need an administrator account to change permission and wont let me change the permission.

HAYYULP!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Need windows 7 fix
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 21 Oct 13 - 10:51 PM

Change the name of the folder and then save it. And if you have to, save it back to the other name and overwrite it.

Are you working on a networked computer? And is this a file you visited from computer that didn't create the folder? You may need to go into the original computer folder and revisit the share options - you can choose read only or read and write.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Tech: Need windows 7 fix
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 21 Oct 13 - 11:54 PM

Start|All Programs|Accessories Right-Click Windows Explorer and choose Run As Administrator. If the username you're logged in as actuallly does have full Administrator privileges you should get a popup that asks "do you want to" and all you have to do is click YES. That instance of Win Explorer will then have full Admin authority.

If you still can't change the Read Only flag for the folder, then the folder most likely doesn't belong to your computer, or belongs to another user who hasn't given full sharing permissions. The "honest" way to work around that is to get the other user to give permissions.

As Stilly says, if you can read it you can copy it, and copying it to a new folder with a different name that you own should let you change the attributes in the new folder, after which you can copy it back or change the name to the original folder name if you want.

In Win7, almost any changes you make to any folder will result in the "Read Only" attribute being reset. I think Microsoft thinks that's a "feature" but I see it as more of a blunder; but once you're the one who saved it with a new name the folder usually "belongs to you and to your computer" and you should be able to unset its attributes whenever you need to. When you use Win Explorer to change an attribute, be sure to "apply to folder and all contents," but be aware that changing even one attribute on a "deep folder" with lots of subs can take hours to finish flipping all the flags.

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Need windows 7 fix
From: Bert
Date: 22 Oct 13 - 02:59 PM

It is a folder that I just created within another folder that I created. Both with an account that has full administrator privileges.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Need windows 7 fix
From: Bert
Date: 22 Oct 13 - 03:07 PM

Just looked it up on line.

What you have to do is right click in the folder
go to properties
go to security
go to edit
then ALLOW full control to everyone.

Thanks guys.

Why they allow you to create an administrator account that doesn't have full privileges is beyond my comprehension. I can only conclude that Microsoft is run by a bunch of F%^$ing morons.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Need windows 7 fix
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 22 Oct 13 - 03:57 PM

Creating a new account for a user named "Administrator" is just like creating a new account for a user named "Henry." It's the same as any other account until you've told the computer what privileges the new user has.

The usual default installation would have an "Administrator" account, and it shouldn't let you make a new user with the same name, but as you've found Microsoft doesn't give much help with how many ways permissions can get screwed up, or what you can do about it.

The real reason for the decline in respect for Microsoft is that they no longer care what works, only what sells.

John


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