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by Dick White - 8/10/05 1:04 PM
In Reply to: Read Only by Stan Chambers
Stan gave you the fix. FYI here's why that happened. When a file is written to a CD, the attributes are automatically changed to read only. This is entirely appropriate, as you can't further change the file and write it back to the CD again, that's just the nature of files on a standard CD (unless you are using one of the packet-writing utilities and a rewritable CD). When you use Windows Explorer to copy a file from one place to another, the attributes of the source are left unchanged in the destination copy. Since what you copied from was a read-only file from a read-only disk, that attribute was retained in the copy when you pasted it to your main hard drive. It's only a minor inconvenience to reset the attribute as Stan outlined. Perhaps the other photos you had worked on had never been through the HD-to-CD-back to-HD cycle and so never had the read-only attribute set on their first trip out to the CD.
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