15
Feb
2010

Make files and folder read only in Windows 7

Posted in: Windows 7 1 Comment

Read only files and folderSometime we need to set some files or all files of a folder to read only. Read only files cannot be modified. These files can only be copied, moved, renamed, or deleted. In this tutorial I will explain how to set and unset read only attribute to particular files or all files of a folder.

How to set “Read Only” attribute

Step 1:
Select the file and right click and then select “properties”. If you want to set multiple files, select multiple files and then right click and then select “properties”. If you want to set read only attribute to entire folder, select that folder and right click and then select “properties”.

Step 2:
In the General tab, check the “Read-only box, and click Apply and then OK button.
read only properties

Similarly for folder.
read only for entire folder
After clicking “Apply” button a popup will appear, select “apply changes to this folder, sub-folders and files” And click OK buttons.
Apply changes to all files and sub-folder
Now your files/ folders are set to read only.

How to remove “Read Only” attribute from files and folder

Follow the above steps, and un-check the “Read-only” box, and click Apply and then OK buttons.

About the Author

Name: Ravi Shekhar
Nothing much about me. I just love playing with gadgets and windows.

One Response to Make files and folder read only in Windows 7

  1. Nnamdi says:

    This has been tried previously and it’s still not working.
    Please come up with a better solution.

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