If your thư mục keeps reverting lớn read-only it could be due to a recent Windows 10 upgrade. Many users have reported that when upgrading their system lớn Windows 10, they encountered this error. Read-only is a file/folder attribute that lets only a specific group of users read or edit the files or folder. This can get infuriating, however, the fix is quite simple and easy but may differ depending on the scenario that caused it.

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Generally, when you encounter such an issue, you can easily overcome it by unchecking the read-only attribute box found in the properties of the file/folder. However, this case is not that simple. You won’t be able lớn change the read-only attribute of the file/folder which gets annoying. Nevertheless, this article will teach you how lớn access your files/folders again — just follow through with the instructions.

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The thư mục reverts lớn read-only Windows 10

What causes the folder to revert khổng lồ read-only on Windows 10?

This might be happening khổng lồ you due khổng lồ various reasons, nonetheless, the most generic ones are —


Windows upgrade. If you’ve recently upgraded your system khổng lồ Windows 10, this might be occurring due to lớn that as your account permissions may have been altered.Account permissions. Sometimes, the error could be simply because of your trương mục permissions which is the most common cause without you realizing it.

The possible & effective solutions for this problem are: –

Disable Controlled Access

Before we try other technical solutions, we will first try khổng lồ disable the Controlled thư mục Access in your settings. This is a hotfix and you may proceed with other solutions if this doesn’t work for you.

Press và hold the “Windows Key + I” button to lớn launch Windows Settings.Once the Settings are opened, navigate khổng lồ Update & Security and then click on Windows Security.Now, under the Virus & threat protection settings, click on Manage settings.Virus và threat protection settingsUnder Controlled thư mục access, select Manage Controlled folder access and switch the access to Off.Manage Controlled thư mục access to lớn OffRestart your computer completely và then kiểm tra if the issue is resolved.

Log in as an Administrator

To start with the common mistake, if you have created multiple accounts on your system, make sure you are signed in as an administrator while accessing the file. The reason you are not able to read or edit the file/folder could be that the file/folder was created using an administrator account and you are trying to access it using a guest tài khoản or any other. Hence, before you move into the solutions mentioned below, make sure you are using the administrative account.

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Change the Attribute of the Folder

If you are logged in as an administrator and still unable to lớn access the files, then in such a case, you’ll have to change the attribute of the tệp tin using the command prompt. To vì this, follow the given instructions:

Press Winkey + X và select Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.To remove the read-only attribute and set a new attribute, use the following command:
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Enter the command to lớn remove Read-only Attribute

attrib -r +s drive:\The above command will remove the read-only attribute of the file and change it khổng lồ a system attribute. However, some files/folders bởi vì not operate properly in the system attribute so use the following command if you want to lớn remove the system attribute:attrib -r -s drive:\

Change Permissions of the Drive

If you are facing this issue after upgrading your system to Windows 10, then changing the permissions of the drive could fix your problem. There have been several reports according to which the issue has been solved via this method. Here’s how to do it:


Right-click on the drive where your files/folders are located.Select Properties.Navigate to lớn the Security tab.
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Local Disk Properties (Security)Click Advanced and then select Change Permissions.
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Select change permissionsHighlight your user và then click Edit.
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Highlight your user & click EditSelect This folder, subfolders, and files from the drop-down list.Check the Full Control box under Basic Permissions.
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Check the Full Control BoxClick OK.

If you have more than one tài khoản on the system, then you’ll have to enable inheritance first. Here’s how to vì chưng it:

Go to your System drive (where your Windows is installed).Go lớn the Users folder.Right-click on your username and click Properties.In the Security tab, click Advanced.Hit Enable Inheritance.
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Highlight your user & click Enable Inheritance

Disable your Third-party antivirus

If the error persists whenever your system restarts, it could be due khổng lồ your third-party antivirus software. Your antivirus might be detecting the files as a threat & consequently, stopping you from accessing them. In such a case, you’ll have to disable your antivirus software, change the attributes of the files/folders as mentioned above và restart your system khổng lồ see if the files/folders still revert khổng lồ read-only. If they don’t, this means your antivirus is causing the issue and you should probably uninstall it.