SyncToy 2.1 Read Only Problem When Accessing Synchronized files on External HDD. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a folder on my work PC set up as the 'Left Folder' and a folder on my external HDD as the 'Right Folder'.  Everything seems to sync fine, but when I open the files on the External HDD at home they are all Read Only which means I have to save as a different file name, delete the original file and then rename the saved file.  Which at best is tedious!  Am I doing something wrong?

    My work PC is Windows XP and my home PC that I access the External HDD files in Windows 7.

    Many thanks in advance

    Wednesday, June 8, 2011 6:25 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    does the file on Left folder non-read only, after sync does it changed to read only on Right folder on HDD.


    Ramesh V


    Friday, June 10, 2011 5:57 PM
  • Hi Ramesh,


    Yes...The files on the left are NOT read-only and when synced they become read-only on the right folder on HDD.




    Friday, July 22, 2011 10:12 AM