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Why are files that are copied from a DVD or CD to the hard drive assigned th...

Why are files that are copied from a DVD or CD to the hard drive assigned the Read Only attribute on the hard drive?

This will always be the case with optical media such as CD-R discs, because they are read-only media. This is actually one of the more important features of optical technology, in that data is virtually incorruptible once it's written to disc. It cannot be accidentally overwritten or erased when the disc has been closed. The most straightforward approach to resolving this problem is to change the attributes of the files after copying them to the hard drive. This procedure is accomplished by selecting the files individually or as a group, right-clicking the mouse button, and choosing Properties. The dialog box that appears enables you to remove the Read Only attribute.


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