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    Read-Only Folders Won't Unlock

    Not sure if I'm in the right forum, but here goes...

    I'm working on a site that uses ASP pages and MS Access databases. To work/debug the site, I have loaded IIS on my PC, and have a copy of the whole site on my hard drive. I do modifications and debugging on my hard drive copy, then upload the files to the server when I'm sure they're working.

    I use a couple of databases located in a folder called "fpdb".

    For no reason that I can identify, this folder (on my hard drive) spontaneously became read-only, and I can no longer update the databases in that folder. The online copy obviously doesn't have this problem, as it still works.

    I look at the properties for the folder, and "Read-Only" is checked. I uncheck Read-Only, but the next time I bring up the properties, it's still Read-Only. I've tried modifying that folder only, and I've tried choosing "modify all subfolders, etc.", but nothing changes.

    What the GDH is going on??

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    Folder properties normally show read-only. Visit the security tab in the properties window and make sure the appropriate user(s) have write access. IIS normally uses the IUSR_ account for anonymous web surfers.
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