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Old 19th December 2002, 02:54 PM   #1
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Default XP is crap - can't get rid of files

OK, XP is NOT crap!

Picture this:
I'm not logged in as adminstrator, logged in as an user at our company net on my own machine.
Copying a CD into the C:
Every folder (no files!) gets write protected.
Remove the protection (checkbox is unchecked) and then click OK.
Open "properties" again and they are still protected.

Log in as administrator and the files are NOT write protected.

Is this a bug or a feature? Can I fix this in some way?

And please guys, give advices only to the specific question please....you too halojoy....
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Old 19th December 2002, 10:46 PM   #2
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Per-Anders,

I said it before to other people here.
Assuming you run the home edition you relate the exact problems I know are there.

It is stupid beyond belief but don't be surprised if you can't edit the properties of your own files either!

I am however no expert on XP.Just read about the problems you have in a German mag.

IMHO,the only way is to log in and work as an admin would,conversely once you are admin you can add yourself to the group and give yourself the same rights.

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Old 19th December 2002, 10:59 PM   #3
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I refused XP on my computers until now... but had to work with it on other computers.

I always install the windows commander on every machine (now called total commander because of M$ conflicts, find a shareware version at http://www.ghisler.com ) because it's file-handling (renamimg, changing attributes etc.) is so much easier than with the explorer.

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Old 19th December 2002, 11:01 PM   #4
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A company that uses XP Home edition on networked pc's is crap.
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Old 19th December 2002, 11:04 PM   #5
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Hi,

Ooopss....

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logged in as an user at our company net on my own machine.
What did try to do on the intranet of your employer?


The rights accorded to your profile as a member of that company will be applied I think.
When at work do you notice the same limitations?

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Old 19th December 2002, 11:20 PM   #6
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Log in as administrator and the files are NOT write protected.
The administrator does not have that name for nothing.
If you log in as a user I guess some protection is done and users are restricted in their rights. Otherwise they are able to do things the company doesn't like. As a bonus a policy from the server ( if you have a domain/active directory in the case of NT variants ) can run so that users are even more restricted.

For instance the endless changing of the resolution of monitors by employees can be annoying and sometimes even destructive. A policy can be made that normal users can't change resolution. Mapping to network drives can be restricted too ( among a lot of other things ).

A solution can be to change the pc's for Mac's. They don't suffer from security. ( joke, sorry if I hurt your feelings )
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Old 20th December 2002, 12:08 AM   #7
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Default msconfig

I found that running msconfig and then unchecking everything in startup that I did not clearly need to be active at startup, made a tremendous difference. The next step was to uncheck one-by-one any of the "services" that did I thoiught I might not use.

If you disable something vital you will soon know it. Just click in the check box to reactivate.

I'm using a 4 year old Dell 433MHz with 512 RAM and it runns much smoother and slightly faster that it did with Win98 once I "leaned down" the OS.

If you haven't tried this I suggest you do so.
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Old 20th December 2002, 12:31 AM   #8
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Hi,

SAM9,

I think you replied to the wrong thread.

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Old 20th December 2002, 12:39 AM   #9
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Hm not sure why it does that... I'll try to reproduce it at work. One thing that you might check is if the Write Attributes is allowed. This can be found in the properties for the file/folder -> security -> advanced (I think - I'm not sitting at a XP box right now).

Other things that can help us figure it out is if you give us some more info. Is it only files copied from the CD that have this problem (try changing the read-only attribute of another file in the same folder)? Have you checked the permissions for the user on the folder/disk you're saving the files in. have you tried using the cmd shell to change the read-only attribute (attrib -r c:\filepath\filename) and if so what happened? Have you tried hitting your comp a few times and did it revenge you?

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Old 20th December 2002, 06:49 AM   #10
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I was maybe a little bit unclear.

I use XP Pro, the network is MS Network and this is at work. Why get CD's write protected when copied into my my own disc (C? And on top this folder can't get rid of it's wrte protection.
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