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Write only My wife's hard disk "crashed" HP replaced it. We reinstalled windows vista 64 home premium with HP's recovery disk (which reinstalls system and their "****". In all events one of the last steps I took to get her (o rmore accurately her computer) up and running was to install her month old seagate free agent 250 gig external hard drive. I installed the proprietary software but discovered, much to my dismay that seagates backup applicaiton does not support vista 64. Consequently I removed it using revo uninstalle which is a freeware utility which goes a little bit beynd windows' native uninstaller. It removes most, if not all residual registry entries and all files related to the application except the origiina lset up. Much to my dismay I discover that some how or some way all files and folders copied onto the Seagate external drive are read only....in short Icannot rename the folders or files, move them or even copy them.... I don't remember the old dos function or changing attributes..and, if there was an easier way of "undoing" the read only function I would like to do that. HELP.....

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Hi the dos /command line is "attrib -r-a-s-h *.*" will change the attributes on all files in the current directory

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