Then right click the file folder, select properties, select the security tab, change permissions. Quiet by nature, he is an avid Lacrosse player. Step 1: Navigate to the folder of the target Word document, then right-click it and select Properties in the coming menu list. Tried the above and unchecked the folder, but still they are read only, then go back to properties and they are still checked as read only, tried a couple of times but same result. We've not been able to discover the real cause for this problem, but one of our subscribers reported that she experienced the same problem with some Word 97 documents. I think I have it working now.
More info can be found on several sites; a good one is. Okay so I was thinking of making a word document on the school's laptop and leave some things in it. Not sure which caused the problem. So, when you want to make changes to the read only Word document, you have to first. This is sporadic but somewhat prevalent. This is evidence that is now lost and it is going to be a huge issue.
Right click on the file and click on Properties. Subscriber John McQuillan ran into a problem with one of his document files. If you have the preview section enabled in the folder, and if the word file is selected it is previewd then if you open it, it open as read only no matter if this option is already unchecked. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted. Lo and behold, when I right-clicked my problematic excel file, clicked on share with,and then clicked on my username, the problem has disappeared. Please follow the steps below in a client computer to resolve the issue. Compatibility Mode for Word 2016 is used for documents that have been created using Word 2010 or earlier versions, or documents saved in older file versions like Doc.
I think it was my virus package Comodo locking the doc against edit during its on-activation scan -- some kind of race condition with my large doc that left the doc locked after the scan. How can I disable editing restriction on a protected Word document? I use Word 2007 and the same bug happens to me. When I open the Word doc, and I have not touched it since 2014, it suddenly says that it was created on the exact day I opened it, when it was really created 5 years ago. Manually clearing this applying to all sub-folders and files completed the task fine but all the folders immediately reverted to read only. This is to provide easy navigation.
Double click on it and change the Value data: to 0 Close the Registty Editor. After doing that the user was able to open the file normally. The solution is change the view in the folder so that you dont have the preview section. Obviously, there is a bug; perhaps in the automatic backup as noted above?? Double-click the Word document for which you want to remove the read-only protection. The only way she was able to get around the problem was to turn off the automatic backup file feature in Word Tools Options Save tab, clear Always Create Backup Copy while working in that document. And one such new feature is the availability of a new reading mode.
If you want to modify this document, you need to enter the password to open it. I suddenly experienced the same problem on my Mac using a 2008 office program. Connect with him at Free How To Open Word Documents Without Compatibility Mode in Word 2016 is categorized under Categories: and use the following tags:. However the issues with password protected Excel files returned. I've tried solving it by doing the following in options: 1. If don't want to make changes to this document, click on Yes to open this document as read-only mode.
It wouldn't happen to all the documents, but once it did happen to a particular document, it would keep happening to that document no matter what she did. I had the same issue - it is exasperating! We have Office 2010 standard. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. When I close the document the file is saved unprotected. If you click edit button instead of clicking the document title, will the issue occur? I wish Microsoft would address this I am learning that this has been happening for at least the last 5 years. I've been using Windows since the Millennium edition was released and I've had it with Microsoft.
Forgot the password required to edit a ready-only Word document? So, it appears to be still just a Windows problem. However, when I opened the folder location where the file was located and right-clicked on the file, the read-only attribute box was checked. Seems that I am unable to uncheck the folders? But all my word and excel, files are all read only now. All images are subject to review. He called Microsoft and they took remote of his computer and fixed it. When Autorecovery is turned on, it removes the password when it times out every 10 minutes, etc.
The problem is a default setting on the main folder that converts everything. Then right click the file folder, select properties, select the security tab, change permissions. We do not use file redirection, and I made sure the users did not have the file open in the Preview Pane when the problem occurred. After that you can move them back to where they were. Once you enable the option, it'll allow you to open documents from a network share.
Turning preview pane off cured this. If you want to edit the protection part of this document, you need to stop protection. This needs you to uncheck the Enable Protect View for Outlook attachments option in Microsoft Office programs. Found all folders were found to be set to Read-only. Not sure what they did. It's unfortunate because I often use the preview pane to help me determine which file I want to open.