|By Penny on Sunday, March 02, 2003 - 03:33 pm:|
I don't know how this happens but there are times when I go back to a file I created and it is a "read only" file--I didn't purposely make it this type of file nor do I know how it ended up as read only. How can I change from a read only file to a file that I can just open up, work on and save with theh same file name.
|By dreuby on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 10:28 pm:|
If you right-click on the filename in Windows Explorer, and choose Properties, you can remove the "read only" tick and you should be able to edit it. You'll probably get a message along the lines of "Do you know what you're doing - do you really want to do this?" - if you're sure that the file is one you want to edit (a picture, or document, rather than an important system file!), then just click Yes.
|By Penny on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 - 11:56 am:|
Thanks, I'll try that. How does a file end up being a "read only" file--I don't know how they got that way in the first place and want to be sure it doesn't keep happening. Will appreciate any help!
|By dreuby on Friday, March 07, 2003 - 02:20 pm:|
If you've downloaded and unzipped something, it sometimes is set to read only. I think sometimes Windows decided that it just doesn't want you to read that file today!
|By seabee on Sunday, August 31, 2003 - 10:38 pm:|
hi, I'm have a problem with "read only" marking my entire CDrw disk that I've written files to. It was working fine and then one day I went to save something else to it and it wouldn't let me. don't know how it got this way and can't figure out how to undo it.
When I go to properties it says the disc has been marked read-only by UDF writing software. Then I uncheck the read only box it asks me to check either; apply changes to this folder only OR apply changes to this folder, subfolders, and files. No matter which oneI check and then click apply I then get: error occured applying attributes to the file:The disk media is not recognized. It may not be formatted.
I am totally lost on how to fix this will be grateful for any help
|By Jim Hunt on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 05:33 am:|
Nero InCD is marking my CD-RW (formatted Mt Rainier) as "read-only by UDF writing software". I have been ubable to access these discs for writing since. I can read them OK however. Any help out there?
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