I have some documents, music and picture files on a Windows Vista PC which I had to backup from a PC after the installation became corrupt. They're now been restored to the PC after re-installing Windows.
But I have an infuriating problem which is preventing me from using those files !!
I first realised something was wrong when I tried to run iTunes and got an error about file permissions not being able to access a file. As it was a 'system file' I assumed this was a minor problem, so I ran a 'repair installation' but the problem remains.
When I looked at the file folder itself, I have noticed that the "Read only" box is dark grey. I can clear it and Windows says it goes through the files to remove the permission, at one point saying I need to grant Permission. At the end, the box is clear. But as soon as I close the dialogue box and re-open it, it's gone back to dark grey again (undoing what I just did!!)
Can you advise me how to correct this "fault" and regain Full Control of all the files?
I have in the past (a very long time ago) followed instructions on changing file permissions of files and folders, so I'm not easily phased by complex repair instructions.