I am running XP Media Center Edition and have found today that all my folders have Attribute Read-only set and so all documents are read-only/locked. I have attempted to re-set by clearing the Read-only attribute in Properties and clicking "OK" and "Apply changes to folder, subfolders and files" but does not make any difference. I have had no previous problems but I have recently run CyberLink Power2Go (pre-loaded on my pc) for the first time to write a backup to a DVD+RW disk. Any help appreciated, thanks.
It is usual, as far as I`m aware, for the folders (and sub-folders if you have them)to be read only, but the contents are usually unrestricted as to their properties unless you have edited them to `read only` or `hidden`.
You will be unable to reset them as the OS created them to be that way. If you create a folder, you should be able to delete it provided you are logged on with the correct level (ie administrator) even though it is `protected`.
The protection allocated has nothing to do with the fact you have used CyberLink Power2Go.
johndrew - you are right that none of my Microsoft Office Word or Excel files have the read-only attribute set 'on' in the properties but I am unable to make any changes to any existing files. When I launch word and attempt to type text into a new document I receive a message that "modification is not allowed because the document is locked".
Graham - Help, Activate Product produced no response so I assume that I am still 'activated' (I activated when I fist insalled Office some months ago). I cannot copy and paste into a new document because the initial new document opened when Word starts is locked.
skeletal & johndrew - thanks for your suggestions, unfortunately none of them worked. I believe that the problem is due to a corruption of my activation "data" as in Word I get the message "This modification is not allowed because the document is locked" (none of the Office programs allow me to create or amend files but only Word displays the message). As my original posting is misleading I am going to close this thread and start a new one.