No intelligent explanation?http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326549
You Cannot View or Change the Read-Only or System Attribute of Folders
Unlike the Read-only attribute for a file, the Read-only attribute for a folder is typically ignored by Windows
, Windows components and accessories, and other programs. For example, you can delete, rename, and change a folder with the Read-only attribute by using Windows Explorer.
A simple google for this finds LOADS of info about it.. A green square is normal what explorer shows for folders Read Only attrib..
If you have changed your theme, why sure it might be different.. In a nutshell - windows does not use the read only attribute for folders.. That green square is explorers way of telling you that, and is normal.
Or what SP/ OS are you using?? Is this what your seeing?
That is the tri-mode flag, again lots of explanations of this from a simple google.. Again - normal operations.
As I was saying -- they changed the tri-mode flag to be a green square.. Because people were confused about the gray checkmark.. Windows does not use the read only attrib on folders.. and will show the green sqaure, or gray colored checkmark, etc..
Could it be explained better.. Maybe
But there is plenty of info about it - if you look.
Since windows does not really use the read only attrib on folders.. What would you have them display there?? blank -- then people would see that is NOT read only, and how would you toggle the files under to not read only then? Or if they put a check mark.. how would you mark the sub files as read only..
Think of it as a method to allow the user to change the read attrib of files under the folder, etc..
Edited by BudMan, 20 October 2006 - 12:59.