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File Manager Deletes a Read-Only File

This article was previously published under Q68345
If you try to delete a file marked read-only from File Manager, thefollowing warning message will be display:
Delete write-protected or hidden file...
File Manager does allow you to delete the file if you choose to do so.There is no way to prevent a read-only file from being deleted withinthe File Manager.

MS-DOS, however, displays an access denied message and does not allow youto delete the file.
A possible option to prevent a read-only file from being deleted fromFile Manager is to set its file attributes to Hidden, and do notinclude it as a viewed document. Use the following steps to change afile's attributes to Hidden from File Manager:
  1. From File Manager, select the file you want to hide.
  2. From the File menu, select Change Attributes.
  3. Put a check mark in the Read-Only box and in the Hidden box and select OK.
  4. From the View menu, choose Include.
  5. Clear the Show Hidden/System Files box and choose OK.
File Manager stills allow you to delete a read-only file; however,by marking a file as Hidden, it is less likely to be deleted.
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Article ID: 68345 - Last Review: 09/24/2011 04:04:00 - Revision: 3.0

  • Microsoft Windows 3.0 Standard Edition
  • KB68345