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therese1216
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 5:43 pm    Post subject: HOW DO I UNLOCK A "read only" document?
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We just bought a new computer. I went and typed a document for work in word
and saved it on a disk. When I went back to it a couple of hours later, I get
a read only message when I attempt to save my changes. I've followed the
steps that windows gives in response to my question on how to remove "read
only" with no sucess. Can anyone help?
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: HOW DO I UNLOCK A "read only" document? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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If you saved to a CD, then the file is read-only by default, even after
you've copied it back to the HD. You can clear the read-only property from
the file on your HD but not on the CD. If you're trying to save directly to
the CD, then that's part of the problem. Save to the HD, then copy to the
CD.

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"therese1216" wrote in message

> We just bought a new computer. I went and typed a document for work in
word
> and saved it on a disk. When I went back to it a couple of hours later, I
get
> a read only message when I attempt to save my changes. I've followed the
> steps that windows gives in response to my question on how to remove "read
> only" with no sucess. Can anyone help?
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Doug Robbins - Word MVP
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:24 am    Post subject: Re: HOW DO I UNLOCK A "read only" document? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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See the article "I keep getting files that I am working on locked for
editing. Word only allows me to open them read-only" at:

http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/LockedFiles.htm


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"therese1216" wrote in message

> We just bought a new computer. I went and typed a document for work in
> word
> and saved it on a disk. When I went back to it a couple of hours later, I
> get
> a read only message when I attempt to save my changes. I've followed the
> steps that windows gives in response to my question on how to remove "read
> only" with no sucess. Can anyone help?
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therese1216
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:27 am    Post subject: Re: HOW DO I UNLOCK A "read only" document? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi Suzanne,
Thank you for that bit of advice. I had a lot of work for the office that I
needed to be able to download and print once I got back to work. My only
problem now is that my disk is filling up with documents that are only
read-only. What do I do about that?


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> If you saved to a CD, then the file is read-only by default, even after
> you've copied it back to the HD. You can clear the read-only property from
> the file on your HD but not on the CD. If you're trying to save directly to
> the CD, then that's part of the problem. Save to the HD, then copy to the
> CD.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
> all may benefit.
>
> "therese1216" wrote in message
>
> > We just bought a new computer. I went and typed a document for work in
> word
> > and saved it on a disk. When I went back to it a couple of hours later, I
> get
> > a read only message when I attempt to save my changes. I've followed the
> > steps that windows gives in response to my question on how to remove "read
> > only" with no sucess. Can anyone help?
>
>
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therese1216
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:45 am    Post subject: Re: HOW DO I UNLOCK A "read only" document? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> If you saved to a CD, then the file is read-only by default, even after
> you've copied it back to the HD. You can clear the read-only property from
> the file on your HD but not on the CD. If you're trying to save directly to
> the CD, then that's part of the problem. Save to the HD, then copy to the
> CD.
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
> all may benefit.
>
> "therese1216" wrote in message
>
> > We just bought a new computer. I went and typed a document for work in
> word
> > and saved it on a disk. When I went back to it a couple of hours later, I
> get
> > a read only message when I attempt to save my changes. I've followed the
> > steps that windows gives in response to my question on how to remove "read
> > only" with no sucess. Can anyone help?
>
>
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: HOW DO I UNLOCK A "read only" document? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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There's really no way around this. Files saved to a CD are read-only by
definition.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"therese1216" wrote in message

> Hi Suzanne,
> Thank you for that bit of advice. I had a lot of work for the office that
I
> needed to be able to download and print once I got back to work. My only
> problem now is that my disk is filling up with documents that are only
> read-only. What do I do about that?
>
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
> > If you saved to a CD, then the file is read-only by default, even after
> > you've copied it back to the HD. You can clear the read-only property
from
> > the file on your HD but not on the CD. If you're trying to save directly
to
> > the CD, then that's part of the problem. Save to the HD, then copy to
the
> > CD.
> >
> > --
> > Suzanne S. Barnhill
> > Microsoft MVP (Word)
> > Words into Type
> > Fairhope, Alabama USA
> > Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> > Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so
> > all may benefit.
> >
> > "therese1216" wrote in message
> >
> > > We just bought a new computer. I went and typed a document for work
in
> > word
> > > and saved it on a disk. When I went back to it a couple of hours
later, I
> > get
> > > a read only message when I attempt to save my changes. I've followed
the
> > > steps that windows gives in response to my question on how to remove
"read
> > > only" with no sucess. Can anyone help?
> >
> >
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i AM USING microsoft Word
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:23 am    Post subject: RE: HOW DO I UNLOCK A "read only" document? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"therese1216" wrote:

> We just bought a new computer. I went and typed a document for work in word
> and saved it on a disk. When I went back to it a couple of hours later, I get
> a read only message when I attempt to save my changes. I've followed the
> steps that windows gives in response to my question on how to remove "read
> only" with no sucess. Can anyone help?
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Graham Mayor
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: HOW DO I UNLOCK A "read only" document? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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What do you mean by 'just bought'. Is this Word 2007 pre-installed on a new
PC? If so it will almost certainly be a trial version. Either that trial has
now expired because you have used it more times than you thought, or you
have not activated it. In the case of the former you will have to buy the
application. In the case of the latter Office Button (looks like a pizza) >
Word Options > Resources > Activate

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i AM USING microsoft Word Office wrote:
> "therese1216" wrote:
>
>> We just bought a new computer. I went and typed a document for work
>> in word and saved it on a disk. When I went back to it a couple of
>> hours later, I get a read only message when I attempt to save my
>> changes. I've followed the steps that windows gives in response to
>> my question on how to remove "read only" with no sucess. Can anyone
>> help?
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Terry Farrell
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:10 am    Post subject: Re: HOW DO I UNLOCK A "read only" document? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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What do you mean by, 'saved it to disk'. Do you mean the internal hard disk
drive?

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>
> "therese1216" wrote:
>
>> We just bought a new computer. I went and typed a document for work in
>> word
>> and saved it on a disk. When I went back to it a couple of hours later, I
>> get
>> a read only message when I attempt to save my changes. I've followed the
>> steps that windows gives in response to my question on how to remove
>> "read
>> only" with no sucess. Can anyone help?
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