Write protected folders

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by DayDreamz, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. DayDreamz

    DayDreamz MDL Novice

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    I don't know if it's a common problem, but all my folders on all my drives, including the system drive have been writeprotected, and i've been trying to remove it, since it causes my problems.

    one examble : I run modded minecraft, and when i launch it, i change settings in the launcher and push save, but because of the write protection i have to put in the information every single time i launch it.

    Then i started to look at my folders, and tried to make a new one, and they are write protected as standard, and can't be changed.

    Anyone who found a solution to remove write protection from folders on system drive ?

    Been at it for 4 days now.
     
  2. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    So, all of a sudden you can not access any of your folders ?
    I.E Documents, Music etc etc ?

    Have I read this right ?

    Only one thing pops into my mind that can do that, some sort of virus !

    Only one cure in my mind !

    Are we talking laptop or desktop ?

    I would take that drive out, load temporary system onto another drive, making sure I can read and write files, folders. Then I would connect the original drive back in but run the temp system and see if you can access your files via that.
    Or get hold of a Live Linux disk, boot from that and see if you can read your files.

    Don't sound good to me. But, hey I am more wrong than right....:death:
     
  3. DayDreamz

    DayDreamz MDL Novice

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    No, the windows system can change files like it's suposed to, but if you go to any folder, or even create a new one, then it's automatically write protected and you can't remove it. Benn checking multiple computers today (25+) all with the exact same issue. Im just trying to figure out why it happens, and how to remove write protect whenever i need to. This is a clean system, only with windows updates and it got the issue. no virus, no malware. It's a problem on both laptop and desktop, but i've only checked windows 10 pro machines.
     
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    tnx MDL Expert

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    I remember seeing a REG tweak which added " take control" to the context menu ( left click ) this allowed the user to work on system secure folders\files.
    Is this what you are after ?

    I thought it sounded like you had a bug :eek:
     
  5. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    his thingy works like a charm ****://***.top-password.com/take-ownership-pro.html
     
  6. iBmeUbU

    iBmeUbU MDL Novice

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    I'm looking for a "take-ownership" type of tweek like I used on Win7. Where can I find that?
     
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    drew84 MDL Senior Member

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  8. iBmeUbU

    iBmeUbU MDL Novice

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    Thank you for the link.

    Will this work on Win 10? I'm having trouble editing my "Host" file.
     
  9. Crime[Scene]

    Crime[Scene] MDL Novice

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    I think if you run Notepad at elevated (Administrator) level you will be okay.
     
  10. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    That is a really good way to do it. Right click on notepad, run as admin, then browse for, and open hosts file.
     
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