How To Solve The Win7 Folder Read-only Mode Issue

All folders in the Win7 operation system computer are read-only by default. The reason why they cannot be modified is caused by system error. This article will tell you how to fix it step by step.

1. The Steps To Fix The Win7 Folder Read-only Mode Issue.

  1. When you right-click any Win7 folder and then click the Properties item on the pop-up menu list, in the General tab, you can find that the Read-only (Only applies to the files in folder) checkbox is checked by default.
  2. This means the folder is read-only, and you can not modify it and it’s subfolders and files in it.
  3. Below are the steps of how to change the folder’s read-only mode to full control in the Windows 7 operating system.
  4. Open a Windows Explorer in Win7.
  5. Right-click any disk icon.
  6. Click the Properties menu item on the popup menu list to popup the disk properties window.
  7. Click the Security tab on the popup disk properties window.
  8. Select the user group or user name in the Group or user names list.
  9. Then you can see the selected user group or user’s permissions below the Group or user names list.
  10. Click the Edit… button on the bottom right corner of the Group or user names list.
  11. In the popup window, select a user group or a user name.
  12. Then you can check or uncheck the checkboxes in the Permissions for Authenticated Users list to change the user group or user’s permission.
  13. If you want to remove the default read-only mode in the Win7 folder, you should check the Full Control check box.
  14. When you have changed the permissions, click the OK button to save the changes.
  15. Now right-click the folder that you want to have the write permission, and click the Properties menu item in the popup menu list.
  16. In the pop-up folder’s Properties window, uncheck the Read-only (Only applies to files in folder) checkbox.
  17. Click the OK button to save the changes.
  18. Click the OK button again.
  19. Now, whether changing the file attributes fails or succeeds, your folder can be renamed and deleted, because you have the highest permission for folder management.

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