How to Make Your plugins.txt File Read-Only - Comprehensive Guide

File permissions give users and administrators control over access to files and folders on a computer. Making files read-only prevents users from changing or deleting the content and settings of the file, thus preserving its integrity. This tutorial will guide you through the necessary steps to make your plugins.txt file read-only.

What is Read-Only?

Read-only is a file attribute that prevents the contents of that file from being modified or deleted. Depending on your computer's file system, a read-only file or folder may still be able to be opened and read. This can be useful when sharing files, or preventing unwanted access or changes to sensitive information.

How to Make Your plugins.txt File Read-Only

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to the folder containing the plugins.txt file.
  3. Right-click the file.
  4. Select “Properties.”
  5. Under "Attributes," select the “Read-only” checkbox.
  6. Click “OK” to save the changes.

Further Instructions

If the file is inside a read-only folder, the file will automatically be made read-only. To make the plugin file writable again, open the file’s properties and uncheck the “Read-only” box.

It is also possible to make the file read-only through the command prompt. Open the command prompt and navigate to the file location. Then, enter the following command to make the plugins.txt file read-only:

attrib +r plugins.txt


How do I check the read-only status of a file?

To check the read-only status of a file, open File Explorer, navigate to the file's location, and right-click it. Select "Properties," and then check if the "Read-only" checkbox under "Attributes" is checked or unchecked. If it is checked, the file is read-only; if it is unchecked, the file is writable.

How can I make a file writable again?

To make a file writable again, open File Explorer, right-click the file, select "Properties," and then uncheck the "Read-only" box.

What is the command to make a file read-only?

The command to make a file read-only is attrib +r plugins.txt. Replace plugins.txt with the name of the file you want to make read-only.

What is the difference between hidden and read-only files?

Hidden and read-only files are two features of the Windows File System. Hidden files are files that do not appear in the File Explorer when the “Show hidden files” option is disabled. Read-only files are files that cannot be changed or deleted, unless the file's read-only attribute is removed.

How do I show hidden files?

To show hidden files, open File Explorer, click on the "View" tab, and then select the "Hidden items" option. This will make all hidden files and folders visible in File Explorer.

For more information and helpful resources on file permissions, hidden files, and read-only attributes, please see the following links:

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