Hi.... Can someone tell me how I remove the 'read-only' attribute for a folder? When I right click the folder to open up the 'Properties' box, even for an empty test folder I have just created, there is a green square in the 'read-only' box. I click it so that it is blank and click OK. If I then immediately re-open the Properties box, the green square is back again! Clicking on 'apply to all subfolders ...' makes no difference. Am I being dense somehow?! This doesn't apply to files, only folders, but it makes modifying files within that folder impossible. Can anyone help here?
A green square usually means that the option applies to one or more folders/files within that directory but not all of them.
So... If you make sure all the individual files/folders under that directory are not set I guess in theory it should go away.
if you are having problems editing files within a folder you may want to look at the ntfs permissions under the security tab...
what’s the scenario are you trying to edit the files or is a program?
Another thing nearly forgot, if you don’t have the security tab you may need to disable simple file sharing. In windows explorer go to tool>options>view> and un tick use simple file sharing (not 100% on the path I’m not running xp atm).
I think morpheous has pointed out the fundamental problem i.e it cannot be removed. However I do not have any problem with the attribute as far as it is permitting me create a file from my php script inside that directory( say a backup.sql file for backing up current database). Unfotunately it is not permitting that. May be linux is somewhat more handy in this case.
BTW, none of the methods suggested by FunDa and Billybob worked. I have Kaspersky internet security 2010 installed with daily update. So donot have any virus problem till now.