Re: Security - read only
"jesuswasacoolguy" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> Windows vista allows the change of file property ie. hidden, read-only.
> Believing it would keep my files secure, I switched to read-only (in case
> anybody tries to change anything).
> That's the problem. I tried to 'unread'-only all the files but it just
> doesnt work that way. Installing file shredder softwares also don't work
> it replies that the files are "in use and can't be deleted".
> Now, I can't delete the items (even though using administrator access) and
> also can't make any change myself (even though logged in using the same
> account). How do I solve this issue? Reformat the computer? Thanks!
Look up how to take ownership of files. Or you can try moveonboot to delete
the files during a reboot. Another option is to download Malwarebytes and
use its unlock files feature which is under More Tools and then FileAssasin.
No need to reformat just for this issue.