Document folders marked read only after upgrade to Windows 10

Q. Just upgraded to w10 and am having issues – cannot access Outlook or Quicken files and CAD files open as read only. I notice that all Documents folders are marked read only and I cannot seem to turn this off (I can in the dialogue box and then it seems to be applied but when I recheck they are still marked as read only). Is this the reason that I cannot open my Outlook pst file and my Quicken file?


To better assist you, they’d like to know if you are the only user on your computer. If so, you can follow the steps listed below:

  1. Right-click on your C Drive, and choose Properties.
  2. Go to Security tab.
  3. Click Advanced, then Change Permissions.
  4. Highlight the user, and click Edit.
  5. Choose This folder, subfolders and files under Applies to:.
  6. Choose Full Control under Basic Permissions.
  7. Hit OK.

If there are other users on the computer, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to C Drive.
  2. Right-click your user name in Users folder, then click Properties.
  3. Go to Security tab.
  4. Click Advanced, then click Continue.
  5. Click Enable Inheritance.

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