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Author Topic: "IDEA" RECURSE A DRIVE TREE REMOVING WRITE PROTECTION LIKE EMPTY FOLDER REMOVERS  (Read 1679 times)

BONZ

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I HONESTLY HAVE NO IDEA  :-\ IF OR HOW DIFFICULT THIS WOULD BE. BUT I HAVE SEARCHED LONG & HARD FOR A UTIL TO SOLVE MY NEED. I NEED IT TO SEARCH FOR FILES/FOLDERS THAT ARE WRITE PROTECTED AND OFFER A TREE LIST OF FOLDER (SOME NICE LITTLE CHECK BOXS TO SELECT THE FOLDERS TO PROCESS WOULD BE REALLY EXECELLENT) TO COMFIRM REMOVING THE "R". THANKS FOR LISTENING!! ;)  :up:

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I think your only hope of doing this with check boxes is to find a file manager with the feature.  You should be able to remove read only attribute on all files on a drive from the command line using an administrator command prompt.  Just CD to the root as in
CD \ <enter>
attrib -r *.* /S <enter>

But obviously I'm not going to test it on my system since there's a couple hundred thousand files to mess with if something goes wrong.  :)

If you have more than one partition in the command prompt just enter the drive letter
with a colon to change drives
f: <enter>
to go to drive f  etc..

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