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Tag: read only

Stopping files from being marked “read only” when copied from CD

When you write a file to CD, Windows flips an invisible switch on the file that makes it “Read Only.” That’s because files on a CD can’t be changed: They’re permanently etched onto a plastic container, a handy way to keep them safely backed up and free of changes. Unfortunately, when you copy that file back to your […]