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DirCreate creates folder with read-only attrib in Win7

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I have the code below that creates a temporary folder. However, I have noticed that the folder attribute is set to read-only, which prevents me from deleting it at the end of the script. What am I missing?

DirCreate ("C:\_WL")

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You can just change the attributes after the fact:

FileSetAttrib("C:\MyDir", "-RASHNOT")
;Do Stuff Here

On another note, you need admin to write to C: in Vista+


I don't know why this is not working for you, but this works fine (Win 7 x64):


MsgBox(0, "", FileGetAttrib("C:\Test"))

The folder is read-only, but DirRemove has no issues removing it.

Edited by 0xdefea7

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If it's a folder on the root of C: then it's not DirCreate, it's Windows 7, that's a protected area.

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