Since upgrading from ME to XP SP2 my CD-RW music and video catalogues have all become read only. When I remove the tick in the "read only" box in attributes in properties it says an error has occured and wont change it. Similarly, when I copied my DVD catalogue from floppy to CD-RW it also became read only. I am the only user and am registered as the administrator, so why wont it obey me? Pease help. Many thanks, Arrow
Thanks for your help. I did as you said, but when i removed the tick and clicked on apply a window appeared saying An error occured applying attributes to the file. Access in denied. This file is read only. Since this problem arose, the CD sometimes refuses to eject until I swithch the PC off. I am wondering if my CD-RW is getting past it, it is now 5 years old!! Further ideas please. Arrow.
Hello AndySD & britto, sorry for my delay in responding, other duties took precedence. All the files were burnt on to CD or floppy by ME before upgrade and were not read only. I have copied the floppy to My Documents, from were I have burnt them to CD-RW, but it has become read only!! Could this be a fault in the burning software of XP, or a fault in my 5 year old CD-RW hardware ? Please advise and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you both. Arrow.
The files are made read-only when burnt to CD because they /are/ read-only when on CD and that attribute remains `ticked` when they are copied back to a writable medium, even though they then become read/write again - it is not the fault of your software/XP/drive. Select the entire folder or all files, right click, select Properties, clear the Read-Only box. Lots of similar explanations here; click here