Windows Vista and 7 use the read-only attribute of folders to also indicate that the folder is 'custom.'
It turns out that this is preventing programs I use from updating files in my documents folder. I am unable to change the read-only setting regardless of whether I right-click on the folder and de-select the read-only checkbox on the properties tab, or if I use the 'icacls' command from the command line.
This has been discussed before by me and others here:
- Unable to change Windows file permissions
- Having trouble with Windows XP Read Only Settings on a folder
However, none of these solutions are working for me.
Has anyone heard of a workaround or solution outside of these links? Really, all I want to be able to do is use Maven for a software project I'm developing; but my IDE stack (Netbeans 7 & Glassfish 3.x) can't update my project file in my documents folder… So at the moment I'm stuck using Ant, but I'd really prefer to migrate to Maven.
Here are some links discussing this: