Using Clear Read-Only software to remove read-only attribute on Windows folders, sub-folders and files.
While working certain folder, I encountered an issue, Unable to rename or move folder. Due to the reasons that the folder has a read-only attribute on the system.
I got find solution using Clear Read-Only, a free software that effectively removes the read-only attributes on the folder.
Clear Read-Only is powerful tool for clearing Read-Only file attribute. You can easily change all files & folders Read-Only file/folder attribute just clicking Start buton. There are several options like “Include subfolders”, “Apply to files”, “Apply to folders” for customizing operation types.
– crispybytes.com – Clear Read-Only
How to use Clear Read-Only? The answer is Simple.
To download the software click here. Double-click the installer. If you download the software in .ZIP file or .RAR file, then you need to extract it first then run the installer.
You can used 7-zip (know more about it click here), a good.zip and rar file extractor. Follow the instructions on the prompt on installation.
Place a shortcut desktop icon for the Clear Read-Only. Double-click the shortcut-icon of Clear Read-Only to launch the program.
From here, you can select Include subfolders, Apply to folders and Apply to files.
Click Browse …, to select the chosen folder. Click Start to begin process of clearing read-only attributes, and Stop if you want to end the process of clearing read-only attributes. While on the process of clearing read-only attributes, you will see the results in the detail message box.
You can also right-click the desired folder then chose Clear Read-Only.
To uninstall the software, For Windows XP, you can go Control Panel then Add or Remove Programs, then select Clear Read-Only then click Remove. For Windows 7, go to Control Panel then Programs and Features, then select Clear Read-Only then double-click it or right-click it then click uninstall..
Note: The duration to clearing the read-only attributes depends on the volume of the folders and files.
Try to explore its usages, then comment here if you found one interesting to share. That’s all! I hope this guide and tips helps you out! Cheers! 😀
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