I used the ATTRIB command under command prompt for my Desktop directory,
and this solved my problem! i.e. I can write to the directory hereafter
But it is still weird: when I open the property window of the Desktop
folder under window explorer, the folder is still marked "read-only"
Thanks very much!
On Mon, 20 Mar 2006, Ben Wing wrote:
> i've never heard of this problem but there's an ATTRIB command in dos that
> can fix this, e.g.
> ATTRIB -R C:\ /S
> whether this is actually a good idea is another matter.
> On 3/20/06, Tsunhin John Wong <tjw23(a)pitt.edu> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm using a self-compiled XEmacs, and this self-compiled XEmacs
>> subsequently cannot write to my Desktop directory (~/Desktop). Therefore I
>> checked my desktop folder property, and found out that's marked
>> "Read-only", and eventually I found most of the directories in XP are
>> marked "Read-only". I tried unchecked the "Read-only" box in the property
>> window, but then I found out that I can't successfully change the property
>> I was thinking that is a problem of my WinXP, however, when I tried using
>> notepad or Vim to write new files to these directories, they all succeeded
>> doing so
>> Then, I think that "write-protection" phenomena that exist only to my
>> XEmacs may posssibly be due to some tricks that I haven't done in the
>> window registry, so that those registry entries may allow some
>> applications (such as notepad.exe or vim) to write on these "read-only"
>> Can somebody give me a clue on solving this problem?