Cannot unset read only folder attribute

  stockj 21:44 25 Oct 2005

In windows xp home edition I cannot remove the read only attribute for folders. I uncheck the tick box, it appears to change the attribute but when I look at the properties again the attribute has gone back to read only. This does of course prevent me from deleting unwanted folders which is a pain when doing a bit of housekeeping.

  octal 21:53 25 Oct 2005

I don't use XP show I'm going to show my ignorance here, do you have to be signed in as administrator to change those settings?

  stockj 13:19 26 Oct 2005

It is a green square, which you say means the attributes have not been set. The quesion now is where does one set the attributes.

  WhenHeavenTouchesEarth 13:35 26 Oct 2005

I've been through something similar recently, but unfortunately, the suggestions kindly presented in this thread (click here) were of no use, and I had to format the drive in the end. :(

They may work for you though.

  splork 13:40 26 Oct 2005

have you tried doing the same from the command prompt using attrib? Is your system set up to view Hidden files? Such files inside a folder may still have their read-only bit set.

  stockj 17:43 26 Oct 2005

The "Unlocker" program seems to work fine.
Thanks to all respondents

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