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Shared Folder Attributes Changed


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#1 altishima

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 04:26 AM

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I realized something was wrong when I was trying to clear out some old music files as the Admin and it kept telling me access is denied. I looked at the properties on the folder and it was changed to Read-Only. I tried to simply uncheck that box and click apply but this is what came of that idea:

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Is there any way to fix this so that I can remove the files I dont use from my pc?

All help is appreciated.

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 06:48 AM

See if one of these helps:
How To Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
How to set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions in Windows XP
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Posted 03 November 2006 - 07:45 AM

I can see from the file structure that it is trying to change the status of the Incomplete Downloads folder. Have you had a look to see if this is being use by another user currently logged on.
This is normally the folder for peer to peer programs. If the program is still running this will stop you from changing the status as this is being constantly written to if a file is being downloaded.
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Posted 06 November 2006 - 08:45 PM

I read the info on the site and followed the advice.

I'm not sure I did it correctly but I have since handed the pc over to my mother who is quite a bit better at fixing pc's than am I.

Once I have the pc back in possession, I will outline the steps I took to make sure I did it correctly.

As of now, I am able to change the attributes of the folder as both admin and main user. I did not check the attributes on the guest account, but the problem seems to be corrected.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:25 AM

It sounds like there was another user logged on at the same time then. As you were changing the all user account this will not work if there are other users using that folder. Also would be a issue if you were not the local admin to be able to make changes to the all users account settings.
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