15
Feb
2010

Make files and folder read only in Windows 7

Posted in: Windows 7 2 Comments

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

2 Responses 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.

  2. Frank says:

    I did this to my daz3d directory because I had two years of content and work in there and went to install DAZ Studio 4.11 to a different daz411 directory and it destroyed everything. FUCK. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK.

    > Read only files cannot be modified.
    You FAILED to understand or talk about accounts and permissions. You are WORSE THAN USELESS and you should not be giving advice about anything on the Internet.

    The key to installing the latest DAZ Studio, which I wish I had known before, is to first rename the existing install directory and its many gigabytes of content to something else (like “fuck_techtin”) then install the new one, then rename it back. This will apply to many other situations where you want to temporarily make something read-only because you want to make sure it isn’t deleted by another operation: USE RENAME INSTEAD. Cheers!

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