Security - read only

Posted: 10-25-2008, 11:44 AM
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 as
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!

Security - read only


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Re: Security - read only
Posted: 10-25-2008, 08:37 PM
"jesuswasacoolguy" <jesuswasacoolguy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
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> 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
> as
> 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.

 
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