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Files are permanently read only.

If i look at the properties of my files, they are permanently read only. If i take read only off and click apply or ok, on viewing the properties again it is exactly how it was. HELP ME!

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Re: Files are permanently read only.

What operating system are you using? If your using a Microsoft Windows operating system, you can go to Start->My Computer , open my computer, and right click on the drive in My Computer, and change the access of the drive there.

If your using a NIX(Linux, Unix, OSX) operating sytem, you need to mount the drive with rwx permissions, and to do that you'll have to edit the fstab file in /etc.

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Which operating system ?
Encryption is a method of preventing unauthorized access to computer files.
When you apply encryption to a file, the file is altered so that it cannot be read by others, unless you have given them an encryption key.

Windows XP supports encryption through EFS, the Encrypting File System.
If you have encrypted a file on your Windows XP computer, but no longer want or need the file to be encrypted, you can remove file encryption by changing the file's properties in Windows Explorer. Locate the file from which you want to remove encryption in Windows Explorer.
Right-click on the file, then click the "Properties" link in the context-menu.

This opens a Properties window.
Click the "Advanced" button in the attributes section of the Properties window.

This opens the Advanced Attributes window.
Click to uncheck the box next to "Encrypt contents to secure data" in the Advanced Attributes window.

Click the "OK" button to close the Advanced Attributes window.
Click the "Apply" button in the Properties window, then click the "OK" button.

This closes the window and completes the encryption removal process.
Open Encrypted Files

Windows XP supports file encryption through EFS, the Encrypting File System.
You can encrypt files with EFS so that only you and designated users can open them.

You open files that you encrypted just as you would any other files.
However, you cannot open files that another user encrypted with EFS, and other users cannot open files that you encrypted, unless the user trying to open the file has been added to the list of authorized users for that file.

You can authorize users to open encrypted files using the Windows XP EFS management tools.
Click the "Start" button, then click the "My Computer" icon on the Start menu.

This opens the My Computer window. Navigate to the encrypted file for which you want add an authorized user.

Right click the encrypted file, then click the "Properties" link in the context menu. This opens the Properties window.

Click the "Advanced" button in the Properties window.
This opens the Advanced Attributes window.

Click the "Details" button in the Advanced Attributes window.
This opens the Encryption Details window.

Click the "Add" button in the Encryption Details window.
This opens the "Select User" dialog box.

Click the user you want authorize to open the encrypted file, then click the "OK" button.
This closes the dialog box.

Click the "OK" buttons in the Encryption Details and Advanced Attributes windows to close them. Click the "Apply" button in the Properties window, then click the "OK" button to close the window and complete the process.

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I can not remove the files from pen drive

the files might be locked, or read only. try right clicking on a file and select properties, then change if needed to read/write, also click 'Unblock' if that is showing.

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My SmartDisk FireLite external hard drive is showing 33 GB free out of 55 GB. I had all of my and my wife's files stored on it, but now it only shows all of our folders as shortcuts and says the item the...

I believe some virus caught your computer. If you can't find you're files try this.
-Go to that hard disk.
-In the menu bar look for tools.
-Folder option
-In the folder option window click view
-look for hidden files and folders
-In the 2 radio buttons click show hidden files and folders
-click apply.
If this is correct there is a way to remove those hidden things.
-Select the file or folder you wish to not hide.
-right click and look for properties
-unchecked hidden files and apply

hope this helps. Thank you for using Fixya!

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I copy some files to the flash drive but the files are not working properly or seem that the folder is empty.

u might have set the property of the files to hidden ......
after opening ur drive folder click on

Tools (in menu bar) > folder options > View > show hidden files........apply..

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When plug in the pc the hdd can open but the problem is some files is missing but if you check the properties of the hdd its full and i can only see few items inside it.

It's clear from missing files that your hdd is infected from virus. Virus has a property to hide your files so that no one could see them but they these files are not permanently deleted. Thats why hdd properties shows they are full.
Method 1: Click "My Laptop" Switch to the advanced view (if you're using Windows XB.) Click "Folder Administrator" Click the tab called "Viewer" Check "Show all files or folders or applications" If you also wish to view system files, Uncheck "Show protected operating system files"
Method 2: Go to registry editor by running regedit in the run box. Go to this key: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoft WindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced In the right hand area, double click hidden and change the value to 1. Now you're all set to go. Check it in your tools menu if the changes have taken effect.
Method 3: If none of the above methods work, please download Smart Virus Remover or any other good software from internet. GOOD LUCK

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I backed up my windows XP drive to an Iomega usb drive. I can read the usb drive on that machine and on a Fedora Linux machine, but, NOT on other Windows machines. It won't display the directories/files,...

This is probably due to user restrictions. linux is having no problem, but only the user in windows that created the files can view them.... unless you can change the sharing properties.
right click on the files/folders properties / sharing / advanced sharing, and enable sharing

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All of this sudden my pictures are write protected. i need to fix this now!

Right-mouse click on a picture, and click Properties.
Near the bottom, remove the check-mark before 'read-only'.

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When I plug it into my laptop my usb reads it but no files are showing

Your Storage Device might have infected by virus/worms etc.. So before you do anything, scan with an updated antivirus. Perhaps the virus made your files and folders hidden. After you scan the Device, go open any folder - click Tools - Folder Options - 8366140.jpg

Click View tab - Click the Radio Button "Show hidden files and folders" - Again Uncheck the "Hide
Protected Operating System file" - click Apply - Ok.. and see if you can see any files in the storage device. If you do so, you'll notice that the icons of the folders fade (pale yellow) and when you check the properties of the folder you'll will see the "Hidden" checked and faded, means you can't make any changes with it. It is best to move the files and folders within the folder which are infected, and delete the infected folders after resolving the problem. Reverse the process with the folder option after you successfully resolve...

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I can;t rename the files

There's a good chance the file has the Read Only attribute. RIGHT click on one of the files and chooose Properties. Then look at the bottom of the box and look to see if "Read Only" is checked. If so, click on the check mark so it disappears and click "Apply". The try renaming the file. If that fixed it, then go back and highligt ALL files, right click and go to properties and remove the Read Only attribute for all files. You should be able to rename any or all files after that.

One other scenario is that you have the file open that you want to rename. You must close the file to rename it.

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Write protection on file and folders

right click on them and go to properties, and then the button for encryption selected?
here's something to try. in xp pro, you need to have simple file sharing disabled, and in xp home, you have to boot into safe mode and login to administrator.
right click properties of the file or directory that's locked and go to the security tab, click on advanced. you're now looking for the owner tab, click on that and then select YOUR user name from the list and click on "replace owner on subcontainer and files" click apply and let it should ahve access to the files afterwards.
..if however, the files ARE encrypted, i dont think you'll have any luck

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