Re: Unable to remove read-only attribute from files and folders
I've read your reply and PETER M's reply. I think you are answering the area
I need help in but the answers aren't quite working. I'm trying to backup
Quicken and it just won't work. When I try to BACKUP to C: , it tells me C
is READ ONLY. I have tried creating new folders in the root of C, C:
Users:Jacci Eubank and C
esktop and none will allow me to perform this
backup. All say that C is READ ONLY. I' getting NO WHERE! Please advise.
"Jimmy Brush" wrote:
> By default, you only have write access to folders and files that are inside
> your user directory (c:\users\yourname), some hidden folders, and any folder
> that you have created.
> The only time you should need write access to any folders outside of this
> area is when doing system administration or installing a program.
> This can be done easily by running whatever tool or install program you are
> using "As Administrator" by right-clicking it and clicking Run As
> Administrator, which will allow the tool to access the system.
> This is the new way of doing things in Windows Vista - the system is locked
> down, and only programs that you Run As Administrator or that automatically
> ask you for permission are allowed access to your computer. This will
> prevent programs from gaining access to your computer without your
> This "Run As Administrator" command is great to run on Windows Explorer,
> command prompt, and control.exe (control panel).
> It is *NOT* recommended that you change the security settings to allow write
> access to the operating-system created files and folders, as this will
> greatly reduce the security of your system.
> - JB
> Vista Support FAQ