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Set all files in a certain folder as read-only

Tue Mar 21, 2023 4:09 pm


I cannot find a way to let the installer set all files within a certain folder as read-only (attribute). I am able to select all files within a folder, right mouse click properties and then select "read-only" which sets all attributes of the files to read-only. But when I have a synced folder or if I add new files to a folder I have to manually make them read-only again by checking the read-only attribute checkbox. Is there a way to force all files within a folder to have the read-only attribute?

Thanks in advance.


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Re: Set all files in a certain folder as read-only

Wed Mar 22, 2023 4:20 pm

Hello Jordy,

Have you tried setting the permissions directly on the folder?

Normally, the files from that respective folder should inherit the permission from the parent folder.

I have tested this and although if you go to the "Permissions" tab of the file, the permissions are not set, after the installation it indeed inherits them:
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Hope this helps!

Best regards,
Catalin Gheorghe - Advanced Installer Team
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