If your folder continues to be ready only this could be due to a recent upgrade to Windows 10. Many users have complained that they encountered this error when upgrading their system to Windows 10. Read only is a file/ folder attribute that allows reading or modifying files or folders only by a specific group of users. But the fix is pretty simple and easy, but it can vary depending on the scenario that caused it. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to fix the folder that keeps reverting to Read Only on Windows 10.

Fix: Folder keeps reverting to Read Only on Windows 10

To fix the folder keeps reverting to Read Only on Windows 10, follow these procedures step by step.

Method #1

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Command Prompt in the search box and then right click the Command Prompt option. After that, click the Run as administrator option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run as administrator option, the following screen will appear.

Type the following command into the Command Prompt editor.

attrib -r +s drive:\<path>\<foldername>

Then press the Enter key as the following image is showing.

Method #2

Locate the drive which has the files or folders. Right click on it and select the Properties option as the following image is showing.

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As you click the Properties option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Click the Security tab and then click the Advanced button as highlighted in the above image. After that, the following dialogue box will appear.

Click the Authenticated Users row and then click the Change permissions button as highlighted in the above image. Then the following options will appear.

Click your user and then click the Edit button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the Edit button, the following dialogue box will appear.

Choose the This folder, subfolders and files from the Applies to drop down. Then check the Full Control check box and click the OK button as highlighted in the above image.

Conclusion

By following any of these procedures, you will be able to fix the folder keeps reverting to Read Only on Windows 10.

How to fix folder keeps reverting to Read Only on Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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