Question I am unable to change my folders off of read only

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My files are unable to change off of read only for some reason. When i uncheck read only, and apply, when i reopen properties, it is checked again. I've made sure that i am the owner of my windows, my c drive, my hard drive, everything. I even booted up safe mode and tried through that. i have no idea what else to do.
 
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USAFRet

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My files are unable to change off of read only for some reason. When i uncheck read only, and apply, when i reopen properties, it is checked again. I've made sure that i am the owner of my windows, my c drive, my hard drive, everything. I even booted up safe mode and tried through that. i have no idea what else to do.
What files and folders, specifically?

On the C drive, they are generally read only, until some OS function needs to do something with them.
 

Colif

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All folders in win 10 are marked as read only, not just C drive.

It shouldn't matter though as your permissions should let you change most files... unless they are system folders, then you don't own them. The PC does.
 

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