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How do I change the permission on a file from "read only"/ "restricted access" on a Chromebook?
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Trying to move an unzipped file to USB but it tells me "access restricted"
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Hi J,
 
Are you able to create a file on the USB storage directly? If it is being moved to the USB storage then you need to check the device has not got a physical write-protect lock enabled.
 
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Hey Mike, 

Thanks for the response. I am able to create a file on the USB, it does not appear to have the physical write-protect enabled.

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J
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Hi J,

It might be due to how you are doing this. Might you be able to share a video of how you are doing this?

- Mike
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Hi Mike,
i have the same problem, when i open my files app. In the section of videos, images and audio i open whatever needs to be deleted and it comes up with delete but its not selectible. 
NOTE its says at top, READ ONLY. i really need these files deleted in the next couple hours(its a school laptop)
Thanks for taking your time
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Hi Mr_FAZE_LEADER,

That is not the same problem - we are referring to external USB storage in this thread.

To remove items from those system folders, you need to install a Play Store file manager - eg Solid Explorer.

- Mike
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Faze leader me too but it is my laptop, It is not letting me do anything
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I am having the same issue as Mr_Faze_Leader.
I want to delete screen shots that my son took during game play. All the files in the "Recent" and "Images" section in my Files folder are labeled as "Read Only". This label is marked at the top left of each folder, as you can see in the picture below. Can anyone help me turn this off?
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I am having the same issues, where it says read-only and I would like to edit some things but I am not able to, can someone help me?
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Stefanie - did you read through the thread?
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get files by google on the google play store and it lets you delete them
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