How to unset the read only file attribute


John Nurick

Hi Charles,

Something like this should do it:

SetAttr strFileSpec, GetAttr(strFileSpec) And (255 - vbReadOnly)

If you're certain that it's not necessary to preserve the file's other
attributes, you can just use

SetAttr strFileSpec, vbNormal



Thank you for providing a great solution to my problem! Although I know that
it works, would you be able to point me in the direction of a resource
discussing the "255 -"? I was not able to find an explanation in Microsoft
Visual Basic Help for turning off a specific attribute.

Thank you,
Oli Bautista
04.26.07 21.20 hst

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