Can't change Xampp folder attributes

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Can't change Xampp folder attributes

Postby whitets » 22. April 2005 03:18

The file/folder attributes for the Xampp and all sub-directories are set to grayed-out read only, etc. I am running a sub-routine called Gallery located in the htdocs folder. In order to update Gallery, that subroutine needs to add/change sub-folders in the htdocs folder. Because the folder attributes are grayed out, I cannot make the directories read-write so Gallery cannot update itself. It seems these settings are set by some user other than Admin since when I log in as Admin, I don't have change rights. How can I make those htdocs sub-folders read-write?

Thanks.

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Postby prathapml » 23. April 2005 00:38

If its FAT32 then remove read-only attributes.
If its NTFS then login as Admin, take ownership of that folder/file, then change permissions to be read/write by any user, or by "Everyone".

Gallery is working fine for me here, despite being on NTFS. It just worked straight out, with no need for any permissions modifications.
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Postby whitets » 23. April 2005 03:27

Thanks. I tried that, but it still doesn't allow me to change the read only attribute of those folders/files either by administrator, or my normal login which is also adminstrator. I also discovered that this applies to all the directories on my computer, not just Xampp. Something wierd.

I think I will need to actually reinstall Gallery. I installed Xampp and then copied files from another of my online websites to the htdocs directory of xampp, including Gallery. When I try to use Gallery on the local website, it discovers that the users/paths are different and it tries to re-write the .users file but can't find the path.

I guess I am trying to do something that can't be done. I didn't want to go through the labor of uploading all the pictures again. I'll just reinstall it on this computer.

Thanks anyway.

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Postby Wiedmann » 23. April 2005 03:46

but it still doesn't allow me to change the read only attribute of those folders ... I also discovered that this applies to all the directories on my computer,

That's the normal behavior of the Windows Explorer.
--> He change the attributes from the files inside the selected directory, but he can not show you the actual attribute from these files, if you select a directory and he can not change the attribut from the directory itself (grayout means: doesn't know the actual attribut).
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