This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. As long as you don't need to use features that are specific to the. A similar solution posted by jtho worked for me: Open Windows Explorer. Now I am already having a confusing amount of versions of the edited document. When I deselected that box I got an option to apply it to every folder and file within the My Documents folder.
The file attribute is set to not-protected and the folder is so as well. How do I delete these files? Once I found this thread, started at the top with the ideas, checked each of the settings suggested and changed if needed. Has anyone had success with any other fixes? In addition, sometimes when you open a word file, a temporary copy is created. I have seen that it is a problem as far back as Word 2003. I checked my main Documents folder and it, too, was set to Read Only.
There seems to be an issue with the Preview Pane issuing a temporary lock on the file in order to preview its contents. To disable read only from General Options: 1. Option 1: Make as Final Step 1: Open the Word document. Thankfully, there are a few ways to. Then this Word 2016 document is marked as Read-Only.
For me, after I copied folders to an external hard drive destination that contained both Word 2010 and Word 1997-2003 documents, I opened some of the Word files from the destimation source. I have tried setting the properties of file to open with Word and. Any Microsoft Word document which you download from the Internet e. The problem is recurring apparently randomly but often in pretty much any Word document that I work on for a while. We too have had this problem off and on. How to remove protection from Excel Workbook and Sheet at once Workbook Protection Refixer is a really powerful software that can not only instantly remove workbook protection, it can also help you unprotect worksheet by clearing its password if there are sheets locked. Nobody on the web seems to know how to fix this issue.
Save and close the sheet1. With us it is not an Office 2010 problem but a Windows 7 issue. Then right-click on the sheet1. I'd think there would be a setting in another place. Then, click on Yes to confirm that you want to change the extension. Just click on Yes to confirm that you want to change the extension. Then click xl folder, you would see there are two kinds of xml files, sheet.
Try to reboot or end process by clicking Alt+Ctrl+Delete to open task manager so that clear the temp file. I am glad it works for you, but it doesn't do it for me. Step 5: When you are back in the Save As dialog, click Save to save this Word 2016 document and make it read-only. I faced the same problem for almost a month with one file. If this is happeneing you can fix it by removing the read-only property from the folder and then the file. On this case, you still can edit on this document, but can't save it to the same name on the same location.
Let's hope that solves it. If you forget its password, how do you edit this document? These methods are applicable to Office Word 2013, Word 2010 and Word 2007. Here, we provide several ways for you, you can also program. Is there a place other than on the saving of the document where you can change this setting on an open document? If the Word document is protected with restrict editing password, you will need to enter password to unprotect this document. Case 4: Word document is restricted editing with password When the Word document is protected with restrict editing, you won't be able to make any changes to this document.
If one of the reviewers tries to make changes to a read-only file, the changes can be saved only by giving the document a new name or saved to a new location. The folder preview pane is using the source code from Word to display a preview of the document in the preview window. If want to make changes to this Word document, click No, and then you can edit this document normally. Understand which documents are likely to be protected. The Excel sheet protection password, workbook protection password, and Readonly Password are removed at once. When I started checking some of my main folders, I found that all of them were set to Read Only.
Then, hopefully enjoy read-write paradise. Excel worksheet protection is quite weak even in the recent versions of Excel 2016. Step 4: In the General Options dialog, check the box next to Read-only recommended, and type a password to modify. If necessary, order the full version. If you are opening the files directly from Windows Explorer, try turning off the Preview Pane in Windows Explorer as well. Apparently there was in Word 2003, did it get removed in 2010? Now, you should be able to open the Excel file to edit it without any restrictions. You might need to save it as another file name if you have already named the document.