What the hey is the read-attribute for on folders



Martin Sherred
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
on NTFS volumes? The application of seems to have no effect on anything. Is
this useable?

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Martin Sherred wrote:

> on NTFS volumes? The application of seems to have no effect on anything. Is
> this useable?

You Cannot View or Change the Read-Only or System Attribute of Folders
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=326549

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Rock
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David Candy
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Read only has no meaning on folders. It's spare. So explorer uses it on folders as an interal flag.

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"Martin Sherred" <MartinSherred@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:FEFBE92E-7143-420D-BB30-2EE6D264D771@microsoft.com...
> on NTFS volumes? The application of seems to have no effect on anything. Is
> this useable?

HeyBub
07-09-2005, 11:25 PM
Martin Sherred wrote:
> on NTFS volumes? The application of seems to have no effect on
> anything. Is this useable?

It's Windows' way of saying: "Move along. There's nothing here you can
change."

Ken Blake
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
In news:FEFBE92E-7143-420D-BB30-2EE6D264D771@microsoft.com,
Martin Sherred <MartinSherred@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

> on NTFS volumes? The application of seems to have no effect on
> anything. Is this useable?


The read-only flag has no meaning for folders. When you look at
that check box, it can have three settings: on (black check), off
(empty box), and not applicable (gray check). Folders have that
gray check mark.


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Lester Stiefel
07-09-2005, 11:26 PM
Ken Blake wrote:
> In news:FEFBE92E-7143-420D-BB30-2EE6D264D771@microsoft.com,
> Martin Sherred <MartinSherred@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
>
>
>>on NTFS volumes? The application of seems to have no effect on
>>anything. Is this useable?
>
>
>
> The read-only flag has no meaning for folders. When you look at
> that check box, it can have three settings: on (black check), off
> (empty box), and not applicable (gray check). Folders have that
> gray check mark.
>
>
Guess What Ken - My version uses "black check on many
document folders (Pics, text , etc). You cannot alter the
folder unless you remove this check and immediately do the
copy with a confirm to a message box "copy read only
file/folder?" Y, A, N

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What the hey is the read-attribute for on folders