If your folder keeps reverting to read-only it could be due to lớn a recent Windows 10 tăng cấp. Many users have reported that when upgrading their system lớn Windows 10, they encountered this error. Read-only is a file/thư mục 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 & 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/thư mục. 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 to read-only Windows 10

What causes the thư mục to lớn revert khổng lồ read-only on Windows 10?

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


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

The possible and effective sầu solutions for this problem are: –

Disable Controlled Access

Before we try other technical solutions, we will first try to lớn disable the Controlled Folder Access in your settings. This is a hotfix và you may proceed with other solutions if this doesn’t work for you.

Press & hold the “Windows Key + I” button lớn launch Windows Settings.Once the Settings are opened, navigate to lớn Update và Security & then cliông chồng on Windows Security.Now, under the Virus và threat protection settings, click on Manage settings.Virus và threat protection settingsUnder Controlled folder access, select Manage Controlled thư mục access and switch the access to Off.Manage Controlled folder access khổng lồ OffRestart your computer completely và then check 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 lớn read or edit the file/folder could be that the file/folder was created using an administrator tài khoản & you are trying to access it using a guest trương mục or any other. Hence, before you move sầu into the solutions mentioned below, make sure you are using the administrative sầu account.

Change the Attribute of the Folder

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

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

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

Change Permissions of the Drive

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


Right-cliông xã on the drive where your files/folders are located.Select Properties.Navigate khổng lồ the Security tab.
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Local Disk Properties (Security)Click Advanced và then select Change Permissions.
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Select change permissionsHighlight your user và then click Edit.
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Highlight your user & clichồng EditSelect This thư mục, subfolders, và files from the drop-down list.Cheông xã the Full Control box under Basic Permissions.
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Cheông chồng the Full Control BoxClichồng OK.

If you have more than one account on the system, then you’ll have khổng lồ enable inheritance first. Here’s how to vày it:

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

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Highlight your user & click Enable Inheritance

Disable your Third-các buổi tiệc nhỏ antivirus

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