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Can't remove Read Only

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by ellarjee, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. ellarjee

    ellarjee Flightless Bird

    Since I installed Windows7 all my Word and Excel documents are Read-only.
    The only way I can save any changes to a document is to rename it. The
    documents are Read-only despite the fact that Read-only is not checked in the
    Properties of the individual files or of Word 2007 or Excel 2007.
    How do I remove this Read-only restriction when there is nothing I can do in
    the Properties windows?
     
  2. macropod

    macropod Flightless Bird

    Hi ellarjee,

    If you've transferred the files via CD/DVD or you're working with files on a CD/DVD, that would explain the read-only setting. To
    change it, you need to copy the files to the HDD and use Windows Explorer to remove the read-only file attribute.

    --
    Cheers
    macropod
    [Microsoft MVP - Word]


    "ellarjee" <ellarjee@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7227FF6E-C00A-4FC7-89DB-3EA99D5F4062@microsoft.com...
    > Since I installed Windows7 all my Word and Excel documents are Read-only.
    > The only way I can save any changes to a document is to rename it. The
    > documents are Read-only despite the fact that Read-only is not checked in the
    > Properties of the individual files or of Word 2007 or Excel 2007.
    > How do I remove this Read-only restriction when there is nothing I can do in
    > the Properties windows?
     

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