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How to remove write protection?
« on: October 24, 2017, 05:15:28 AM »
How to remove write protection?
To delete any file I have to click on the admin confirmation each time. (Access denied to file)
How to configure security settings correctly?
Important: Step by step. I do not want to damage the integrity of the data.
I tried using WR, but there are no such repair options.

Example:
Applies to all partitions E: F: G: .... Z: or all folders/subfolders/files etc.

« Last Edit: October 24, 2017, 05:37:20 AM by Angelika »

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Re: How to remove write protection?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 06:58:21 AM »
You need to take ownership of them.

This article has two methods of doing that by adding that option to the right click context menu - by manually changing the registry or by downloading and running a batch file.

https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/

This one is specifically for Win 10 which I use. - https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3841-add-take-ownership-context-menu-windows-10-a.html


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Re: How to remove write protection?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 05:19:16 AM »
Need to add one to each folder, folder and file?
But how to add permissions to many thousands of subfolders, folders and files?

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Re: How to remove write protection?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 07:11:35 AM »
You would normally only need permission to change/delete system files which could screw up your system - so they are best left alone.

You would need to take ownership on the odd occasion when you are wanting to move or copy a file to paste it into a system folder

What sort of files/folders are you working on ?

If the Permission resets in the repair program don't do what you are wanting to achieve then they don't apply.

I don't know what the wording in your pic says.

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Re: How to remove write protection?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 08:29:47 AM »
You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this file.
Continue | Skip | Cancel

I want to remove some files, now or in the future and annoy me constantly confirm the action [CONTINUE]

Changing security always ends with data integrity corupted (Warning!
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Re: How to remove write protection?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 08:35:44 AM »
That's normal for some files - Continue usually does it.

It's a protection against wrong or unauthorised deletion.

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Re: How to remove write protection?
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 08:41:17 AM »
I think it should be set => Everyone (all)
Security - Everyone (All) but how exactly do it so as not to corrupt your data by changing millions of files.
But how to change it for all the folders (aplly some partitions).
There are a million if the attempt failed (error) the data will be corrupted.

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Re: How to remove write protection?
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 08:44:05 AM »
That's the whole idea about protecting files so as not to screw a system up.