what is a "read only" file  

  1. Posts : 228

    what is a "read only" file

    Hi Guys

    I recently installed Libre, and a couple of saved spreadsheets, when opening them, it says "read only" or copy

    Any clues please, should have done a screenshot sorry, will do next time it happens.
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  2. Posts : 7,600
    Windows 10 Home 20H2

    You cannot modify a read-only file.
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  3. Posts : 228
    Thread Starter

    So how has that file become a "read only" file
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  4. Posts : 7,600
    Windows 10 Home 20H2

    Copy them and see whether you can modify the copies.
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  5. Posts : 41,464
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    If it's open in another instance of the same program- or perhaps another program- it will also be regarded as R/O... but I would have thought you might have got a more specific message if that was so.

    If not, have a look at its properties and try changing the read only status (bottom left).
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