I have a directory with multiple subdirectories, each with files and subdirectories of its own.
When I right-click on the grandparent and select Properties, the Black Box next to “Read Only” appears. I UNcheck it, tell it that it’s OK to apply to subfolders, etc. and then… Nothing. Same Black Box. (That is, the Black Box that means not everything is [X] Read Only or [ ] Not).
I have clicked through to each individual file and subfolder, and NONE are ticked for Read Only. I have gone into Folder Options to “Show” Hidden folders.
I have not messed around with Security Settings.
I have gone into both PowerShell and CMD as an admin and tried “attrib -r +s” and “attrib -r *.*” and both times gotten the message “file not found *.*” .
Have you tried rebooting system and making sure not to open any files in that tree path and then try again in case its some sort of temp file that is thought to still be in use by something?
Are any of the files “password protected”, which may make changing their attribute a problem.