When working with text files stored on the hard disk of your Windows 10 computer, you'll find that some will contain vital Information that you'd want to remain as Is. Be It Important work-related material, or simply a recipe for your favorite meal, It's Imperative for It's contents to stay Intact. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to set read-only attributes of files and folders with Incredible ease.
So what exactly does setting a read-only attribute to a file do? Well, In very simple terms and as It's name Implies, It modifies the file's permissions, thereby content cannot be written to It, only viewed (hence read only).
Whether It's by accident that you've changed your file's contents, or If a given user who's sharing your PC has done It Intentionally, unless you have a backup, you will lose It's details. In such cases, It's good practice to set files that're of Importance to you, to read-only.
I will demonstrate how to do this, natively within Windows without using third-party tools. You will be very surprised as to just how easy It Is, yet completely overlooked by many users. Do note, that this only applies to files, and not folders. So without further delay, let's rip Into this tutorial.