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.
– – 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 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.
Unable to remove read-only attribute
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.
Unable to remove read-only attribute
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! 😀

(Note: Microsoft(Windows OS) and Clear Read-Only Logo/Images/Pictures has a respective copyright. I used it for demonstration purpose only.)

Related Entries / Links / Sources / Articles / Sources:
Clear Read-Only – Official Site

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