Windows 7 isn’t saving my permissions settings, what’s going on?!

So I just did a reformat and installed a raid array. I’ve got a program I need to run (Lightroom 3) that won’t let me open it because the files it needs are set to read only.

I’m on the administrator account but every time I right click on a folder and uncheck the read only box (and I apply the setting to all the files in the folders too), the dialog box pops up and it goes through all the files.

But once I close the window and go back it reverts back to read only!

What’s going on! Please help, I need to get some files before work tomorrow…

Are the files on a CD or some write-protected medium? Some flash media allows you to write protect it; make sure that if your source device has write protection, it’s turned off.

If that’s not the issue, do a Google search for a Take Ownership shell extension. That soups get you the ability to change the file permissions so you can remove the read-only attribute.

Are the files on a CD or some write-protected medium? Some flash media allows you to write protect it; make sure that if your source device has write protection, it’s turned off.

If that’s not the issue, do a Google search for a Take Ownership shell extension. That soups get you the ability to change the file permissions so you can remove the read-only attribute.

They’re not on a CD, I did have some files on a CD, but I xfered them to my HDD.

And I have found the Take Ownership shell command–hasn’t worked. I don’t know WTF’s going on.

You’re never really logged in as the Administrator in Windows Vista or Windows 7. You have to right-click on a program and choose the Run As Administrator command to run the program with full admin privileges. Or you can edit the shortcut for Lightroom 3 and tell it to always Run As Administrator.

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