CROA

Overview

CROA is a handy utility that will clear the read-only bit of all subfolders and files in a specific folder. This is extremely useful after copying the contents of a CD to your hard drive.

Note: Modern versions of Windows have this functionality built-in, and CROA is not needed.  However, it provides an easier to use interface that some people prefer, and therefore will remain available.

Download

Version 1.6

Features

  • Install/Uninstall support
  • Easily accessed from Window’s own context menu
  • Recurses subfolders
  • Completely free

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 95
  • Windows NT 4 w/SP6a
  • Windows 98
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000 (Professional or Server)
  • Windows XP (Home or Professional)
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Vista (all editions)

Version History

Version 1.6 – January 29, 2006

  • Is now installed into the program files folder, instead of the Windows folder
  • When started without command-line options, allows selecting of the starting folder
  • CROA will now change the attributes of folders
  • VB runtime files are now included
  • Compiled with VB6 now

Version 1.5 – November 7, 2004

  • Re-written using VB5 again (because I’m not using Delphi anymore)
  • Smaller download size
  • Cosmetic changes

Version 1.4 – April 3, 2003

  • Added /s command-line switch for silent operation

Version 1.3 – February 4, 2003

  • Now supports Windows XP Themes
  • Cosmetic changes

Version 1.2 – January 9, 2003

  • CROA now starts near the cursor position

Version 1.1 – December 10, 2002

  • Re-written using Delphi 5 to avoid the VB runtime dependency
  • Fixed cosmetic bug in path display
  • Improved installer

Version 1.0 – August 12, 2000

  • Original release

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