Windows Explorer uses the Read-Only attribute to determine whether or not the folder is customized. To work around this behavior, you can configure Windows Explorer to use the System flag instead of the Read-Only flag. To do this, use the following steps.
NOTE: Some programs do not operate correctly with folders that have the System attribute configured.
- Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
- Locate the following registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer
- On the Edit menu, point to New, click DWORD Value, and then type the following registry value name:UseSystemForSystemFolders
- Right-click the new value, and then click Modify.
- Type 1, and then click OK.
- Quit Registry Editor.
- After you make this change to the registry, you must change the Read-Only attribute for all affected folders by using the attrib command at a command prompt (Command.com or Cmd.exe). Type attrib /? at the command prompt to view the syntax for the attrib command. For example, to change the Read-Only attribute to System for the C:\Test folder, use the following command: attrib -r +s c:\test
Article ID: 256614 - Last Review: Dec 16, 2009 - Revision: 1