Permission to change folder name

Posted: 01-10-2008, 05:01 AM
I have just copied all of my data to my new computer running Vista Home
Premium. Although I am the only user and appear to have all privileges I am
unable to change the name of my folders. I also have tried to remove the
Read Only attribute to my folders, and while it appears to be processing the
request, they all continue to be Read Only. How can I fix this?

Permission to change folder name


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Mr. Arnold
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Re: Permission to change folder name
Posted: 01-10-2008, 05:57 AM

"grsode" <grsode@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have just copied all of my data to my new computer running Vista Home
> Premium. Although I am the only user and appear to have all privileges I
> am
> unable to change the name of my folders. I also have tried to remove the
> Read Only attribute to my folders, and while it appears to be processing
> the
> request, they all continue to be Read Only. How can I fix this?
There is no such thing as a Read-Only folder. If you can write a file to a
folder, then how can it be a Read-Only folder? You should think about that
one before you jump in the pool, as there is not going to be any water in
the pool for you on this one, and you'll just hear you splat into the
cement.

You can go to every folder and uncheck the Read-Only property, and all
that's going to happen is the Read-Only property is going to enabled again
by the O/S, because it's just cosmetics, and it doesn't apply at the folder
level.

If you can't rename the folder, then your account doesn't have the
permissions on the folder or there is another account like the Everyone
account that doesn't have the permissions on the folder, and it's
superseding all other accounts and their permissions, even an account that
has Admin rights, as an example.


Malke
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Re: Permission to change folder name
Posted: 01-10-2008, 01:08 PM
grsode wrote:
> I have just copied all of my data to my new computer running Vista Home
> Premium. Although I am the only user and appear to have all privileges I am
> unable to change the name of my folders. I also have tried to remove the
> Read Only attribute to my folders, and while it appears to be processing the
> request, they all continue to be Read Only. How can I fix this?
The read-only attribute is not applicable to folders in XP/Vista. You
need to take ownership of the files.

Check the permissions of the file or folder the file is saved in and
take ownership:

1. Right-click the file or folder, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Security tab.
3. Under Group or user names, click your name to see the permissions you
have.

To open a file, you need to have read permission. For more information
on permissions, see What are permissions?

http://tinyurl.com/2j9vgr

To take ownership of a folder:

1. Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then
click Properties.
2. Click the Security tab, click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
3. Click Edit. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for
an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide
confirmation.
4. Click the name of the person you want to give ownership to.
5. If you want that person to be the owner of files and subfolders in
this folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check
box.
6. Click OK


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grsode
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Re: Permission to change folder name
Posted: 01-10-2008, 11:45 PM
Thanks Malke - that did the trick. I had checked permissions and appeared to
have all of them, but the further step made it happen!

"Malke" wrote:
> grsode wrote:
> > I have just copied all of my data to my new computer running Vista Home
> > Premium. Although I am the only user and appear to have all privileges I am
> > unable to change the name of my folders. I also have tried to remove the
> > Read Only attribute to my folders, and while it appears to be processing the
> > request, they all continue to be Read Only. How can I fix this?
>
> The read-only attribute is not applicable to folders in XP/Vista. You
> need to take ownership of the files.
>
> Check the permissions of the file or folder the file is saved in and
> take ownership:
>
> 1. Right-click the file or folder, and then click Properties.
> 2. Click the Security tab.
> 3. Under Group or user names, click your name to see the permissions you
> have.
>
> To open a file, you need to have read permission. For more information
> on permissions, see What are permissions?
>
> http://tinyurl.com/2j9vgr
>
> To take ownership of a folder:
>
> 1. Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then
> click Properties.
> 2. Click the Security tab, click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
> 3. Click Edit. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for
> an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide
> confirmation.
> 4. Click the name of the person you want to give ownership to.
> 5. If you want that person to be the owner of files and subfolders in
> this folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check
> box.
> 6. Click OK
>
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
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>
Malke
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Re: Permission to change folder name
Posted: 01-11-2008, 12:04 AM
grsode wrote:
> Thanks Malke - that did the trick. I had checked permissions and appeared to
> have all of them, but the further step made it happen!
Excellent! Thanks for taking the time to let me know.


Malke
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