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#1 Jeffk21

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:41 AM

Hi,

I recently saved my Music files to a Memory Stick.
When I access the folder / Files there is a "greyed" out Tick in the read only box.

I have tried un checking it in properties but it keeps returning.

This is stopping me from reloading the files back into Itunes.

I am using XP on a 32bit Laptop.

How to I clear this?

Rgs,

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#2 Allan

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:49 AM

All folders show that in XP. It does not mean anything, and I sincerely doubt that's what's preventing you from "reloading" the files into iTunes (though I'm not sure what you mean by that).

This is from MS:

Unlike the Read-only attribute for a file, the Read-only attribute for a folder is typically ignored by Windows, Windows components and accessories, and other programs. For example, you can delete, rename, and change a folder with the Read-only attribute by using Windows Explorer.

The Read-only and System attributes is only used by Windows Explorer to determine whether the folder is a special folder, such as a system folder that has its view customized by Windows (for example, My Documents, Favorites, Fonts, Downloaded Program Files), or a folder that you customized by using the Customize tab of the folder's Properties dialog box. As a result, Windows Explorer does not allow you to view or change the Read-only or System attributes of folders. When a folder has the Read-Only attribute set it causes Explorer to request the Desktop.ini of that folder to see if any special folder settings need to be set. It has been seen where if a network share that has a large amount of folders set to Read-only, it can cause Explorer to take longer then what is expected to render the contents of that share while it waits on the retrieval of the Desktop.ini files. The slower the network connectivity to the share the longer this process can take to the point where Explorer may timeout waiting for the data and render nothing or appear to hang.

Edited by Allan, 22 June 2012 - 08:51 AM.





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