all folders read only

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ok so this is the second time in two days that i have had to format vista (blue screening on boot) and now all the folders on my computer are read only :S every time i change it it;s says it's applying it but when i go back on the properties it's back to read only any help :P and i really dnt want to format again :(

i also get errors when installing itunes about check i have privileges but i'm admin :/
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What was the blue screen error message?
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Does the read only look like this?

Attachments:
readonly.jpg

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If so your files aren't read only. It is a weird Microsoft thing that you cannot change.
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so i haven't messed it up? :D thanks i do love this forum :D

and i dnt remember what the blue screen was :/ i know the the windows repair couldn't fix it nor could a system restore but that doesn't shock me tbh
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grinch2171 wrote:
Does the read only look like this?

<<readonly.jpg>>

If so your files aren't read only. It is a weird Microsoft thing that you cannot change.

Odd, I always thought the greyed-out box meant that some, but not all, of the files in that folder or in subfolders were read-only.
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You can have a folder you create, like the one I posted above, and all the files in there are set to be not read-only and you will still get that grayed-out check mark.
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Wow, you're right. That is weird.

By the way, do you work for Citrix grinch? I had a friend who worked there for half a year or so last year, down in Florida.
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No I work for the U.S. Capitol Police. I have been playing with XenServer which was bought by Citrix.
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Ah ok.
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spork wrote:
Wow, you're right. That is weird.


It's been a quirk of Windows since XP
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on mine the read only isn't greyed out tho :/


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grinch posted the XP version. Vista looks different, but it's still something they didn't address.
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>_< will at least me vista works now :D lol thanks for the help :D
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Downgrade to XP. Vista still is a crap.
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Not everyone thinks it is crap though. I run Vista Ultimate on 3 new laptops and a 5 year old desktop without any issues. It functions just fine. Do I like it as much as XP? Hard to say. Vista is a little more complicated than XP for certain tasks but I can do everything on Vista that I could on XP. Do I recommend Vista to everyone? No I don't but it also depends on the user I am talking to.
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So far the few times I've used a Vista machine I haven't seen any issues. I agree some tasks are a little more complicated. Turning off that annoying popup helps. My CEO had Vista home on one of his computers and hated it, so I upgraded him to Business and he said it's a night and day difference.

I'm not sure that MS plugging it as more user friendly for the novice user is all it's cracked up to be. At least with the Home edition.

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