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Miles
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
Although it could have been here before, have just noticed that under
WinXP SP2 that when one right clicks on a folder, and goes to properties,
a greyed out check mark is seen in the "read only" box. This occurs even
when all of the files under it do not have a check in read only, or even
when a folder contains no files. Is this right?

Miles

Jonybrv
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
It could inherit the properties from parent folder. Did you check properties
of parent folder ?
--
Jonybrv


"Miles" wrote:

> Although it could have been here before, have just noticed that under
> WinXP SP2 that when one right clicks on a folder, and goes to properties,
> a greyed out check mark is seen in the "read only" box. This occurs even
> when all of the files under it do not have a check in read only, or even
> when a folder contains no files. Is this right?
>
> Miles
>

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
Miles wrote:

> Although it could have been here before, have just noticed that under
> WinXP SP2 that when one right clicks on a folder, and goes to
> properties, a greyed out check mark is seen in the "read only" box. This
> occurs even when all of the files under it do not have a check in read
> only, or even when a folder contains no files. Is this right?
>
> Miles

Yes, it's actually in an indeterminate state. The read only attribute
on a folder, for the most part, means nothing in XP SP2. The folders
are always open for writing.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Harry Ohrn
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
"Miles" <mileschap@REMOVEMEpacbell.net> wrote in message
news:egWJuhPXFHA.3572@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Although it could have been here before, have just noticed that under
> WinXP SP2 that when one right clicks on a folder, and goes to properties,
> a greyed out check mark is seen in the "read only" box. This occurs even
> when all of the files under it do not have a check in read only, or even
> when a folder contains no files. Is this right?
>
> Miles

Yes it is by design. Nothing to worry about.

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
Jonybrv wrote:
> It could inherit the properties from parent folder. Did you check
> properties of parent folder ?
>
>> Although it could have been here before, have just noticed that under
>> WinXP SP2 that when one right clicks on a folder, and goes to
>> properties, a greyed out check mark is seen in the "read only" box.
>> This occurs even when all of the files under it do not have a check
>> in read only, or even when a folder contains no files. Is this
>> right?
>>
>> Miles

Quintin, is that you?

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
Miles wrote:
> Although it could have been here before, have just noticed that under
> WinXP SP2 that when one right clicks on a folder, and goes to
> properties, a greyed out check mark is seen in the "read only" box.
> This occurs even when all of the files under it do not have a check
> in read only, or even when a folder contains no files. Is this right?
>
> Miles

Miles, it is normal, and does not apply to the contents of the file.
There have been some long and agonized discussions of this here, but the
bottom line is that it can be ignored.

Tim Slattery
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
Miles <mileschap@REMOVEMEpacbell.net> wrote:

>Although it could have been here before, have just noticed that under
>WinXP SP2 that when one right clicks on a folder, and goes to properties,
>a greyed out check mark is seen in the "read only" box. This occurs even
>when all of the files under it do not have a check in read only, or even
>when a folder contains no files. Is this right?

You're looking at a "three-state" checkbox in its third state. The
states are checked, unchecked, and not applicable. It's trying to tell
you that the "read-only" attribute doesn't exist for folders. (Judging
by posts to this group, it doesn't do a very good job at communicating
that information.)

--
Tim Slattery
MS MVP(DTS)
Slattery_T@bls.gov

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
T. Waters wrote:
> Jonybrv wrote:
>> It could inherit the properties from parent folder. Did you check
>> properties of parent folder ?
>>
>>> Although it could have been here before, have just noticed that
>>> under WinXP SP2 that when one right clicks on a folder, and goes to
>>> properties, a greyed out check mark is seen in the "read only" box.
>>> This occurs even when all of the files under it do not have a check
>>> in read only, or even when a folder contains no files. Is this
>>> right?
>>>
>>> Miles
>
> Quintin, is that you?

Why I believe it is! What gave it away to you?

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T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
kurttrail wrote:
> T. Waters wrote:
>> Jonybrv wrote:
>>> It could inherit the properties from parent folder. Did you check
>>> properties of parent folder ?
>>>
>>>> Although it could have been here before, have just noticed that
>>>> under WinXP SP2 that when one right clicks on a folder, and goes to
>>>> properties, a greyed out check mark is seen in the "read only" box.
>>>> This occurs even when all of the files under it do not have a check
>>>> in read only, or even when a folder contains no files. Is this
>>>> right?
>>>>
>>>> Miles
>>
>> Quintin, is that you?
>
> Why I believe it is! What gave it away to you?

LOL! Deja vu all over again.

Miles
07-09-2005, 11:37 PM
Tim Slattery wrote:
> Miles <mileschap@REMOVEMEpacbell.net> wrote:
>
>
>>Although it could have been here before, have just noticed that under
>>WinXP SP2 that when one right clicks on a folder, and goes to properties,
>>a greyed out check mark is seen in the "read only" box. This occurs even
>>when all of the files under it do not have a check in read only, or even
>>when a folder contains no files. Is this right?
>
>
> You're looking at a "three-state" checkbox in its third state. The
> states are checked, unchecked, and not applicable. It's trying to tell
> you that the "read-only" attribute doesn't exist for folders. (Judging
> by posts to this group, it doesn't do a very good job at communicating
> that information.)
>

Thanks everyone for the info; now I can relax and forget about it -- was
worried that it was one more item that SP2 had screwed up that I just
spent two weeks sorting it out, and hopefully now it's over!

Miles


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