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19-01-2004, 03:23 PM
I've formatted my computer and reinstall all the stuff I needed. All my files are now "Read only". How can I change it to "read" without making a copy of each file, you know the process of: Save as, Rename the file, ect.? It take ages to do it in this way.

19-01-2004, 03:32 PM
Google will turn up some scripts for automating the task, however simply using Windows Explorer, and right clicking the file, selecting Properties should allow you to change the attributes (untick read only)

May depend on the version of Windows, so your mileage may vary.

Graham L
19-01-2004, 03:41 PM
Depending on your OS version you might be able to use the DOS ATTRIB command to fix this. At the top level (C:\) "attrib -r *.* /s " should do it.

19-01-2004, 04:07 PM
try this one (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/readonly.html)

19-01-2004, 05:52 PM
> try
> this
> one (http://www.snapfiles.com/get/readonly.html)

That's my suggestion too ... does the job well :)

21-01-2004, 10:02 AM
Thankyou godfather. Graham L, Pheonix and Jester. When you know what to do, it is so easy and simple! All my files are now readable. Thanks again.