Clear Read-Only Attributes of Multiple Files In Multiple Folders And SubFolders At Once


Files copied from CD are typically marked as read-only files. Every time a file is about to be renamed, moved, or deleted, Windows asks you to confirm the actions. Now, what if you have just copied thousand files that many need to be renamed?



Windows XP does allow you to change all the attributes at once through the folder's properties. This, however, involves several clicks (around 5 clicks) to get it done. With Croa you only need to right-click the folders and select the command "Clear Read-Only Attributes". It will then scan all of the files within the folder and subfolders in a relatively faster speed and it gives information in real-time like how many files are found, how many that have read-only attributes, and how many that are successfully changed (see the screenshot).

I personally think it is really a time saver application. At least I don't have to deal with the "confirm attribute changes" window over and over again.

Croa works on Windows 98, ME, 2000 (Professional or Server), XP (Home or Professional), Server 2003, NT 4.0 (Workstation or Server).

Windows Software Buzz, Tuesday, February 26, 2008 At 12:04 PM - Permalink
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