I did post this 9 days ago to be honest. Wasn't able to get a solution
Since then I did a factory settings restore on my laptop out of desperation. It remedied the problems up until today when out of the blue the problem is back. Cannot modify documents in folders. Desktop folders or Library/documents folders. I can on desktop. So files not in folders are fine. I am transferring folders/docs back and forth from my memory stick, so is window's "inheriting" previous rules about folders and applying it to all folders? If so, how can I remedy? Believe me I've tried following loads of threads on file/folder permission stuff to no avail.
I did get some short-term help last time (like suggestions to drag doc on to desktop, modify it there, then drag back to folder). This works but I don't want to settle for never being able to sort this out.
I've again spent another 2 hrs today (honestly I have) on Google, searching around, including on this site. I've gone into loads of stuff about folders and permissions. Tried to take control etc. I've made sure I'm logged on as administrator (there is only one user account on here anyway I think). In terms of right clicking on folders and going into security, I think I've pretty much tried every possible formula now.
No matter what advice I follow step-by-step about folder permissions, security and ownership, NOTHING works.
I've done an AVG scan and also a MALWARE BYTES scan, nothing identified.
I'll stick to this forum for the time being, but last time I even posed same question on 3 or 4 other forums. No one has a solution to this?
Edited by hamluis, 25 June 2015 - 02:02 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Bus Apps - Hamluis.