Windows 10: Documents File Is Set To Read Only

Discus and support Documents File Is Set To Read Only in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; For some reason, my documents file is set to read only, so any other files I put into it are then read only too, and the program I'm using can't change... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by tangodream, Jun 13, 2021.

  1. Documents File Is Set To Read Only


    For some reason, my documents file is set to read only, so any other files I put into it are then read only too, and the program I'm using can't change the files in the my documents folder. How do I fix this? My user account is set up as an administrator.

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    tangodream, Jun 13, 2021
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  2. Erika Aro Win User

    Documents open as Read Only

    Hi Gary,

    Office documents are set as default to be as read-only files. You can change that by changing the Protected View in the Trust Center Settings:

    • Open a Word document and click the File tab.
    • Select Options and click the Trust Center option.
    • Under Microsoft Word Trust Center, click the Trust Center Settings button.
    • Click Protected view on the list and uncheck all boxes.
    • Lastly, click OK and OK to exit.

    Let us know if this changed your document's permission.
     
    Erika Aro, Jun 13, 2021
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  3. Permanently setting files in the Documents folder to Read and Write

    Hello,

    One of my programs automatically saves the files I make into the Documents file folder. Whenever I go to edit the files, it says that they have been checked as read only. I go into the properties menu for the Documents file folder and uncheck read only,
    and then I am allowed to edit the file after restarting my application. However, whenever I reboot the computer for any reason, the Documents file folder is automatically set to be read only. How do I get it to be permanently set to be read and write?

    Note My computer is school owned, so I don't know what difference that makes or if it does.
     
    CameronCoughlin1, Jun 13, 2021
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  4. IggSter Win User

    Documents File Is Set To Read Only

    My Documents Files - Deleted?

    I have a PC where I have moved My Docs away from my C: to my E: so i can perhaps suggest a few things to check.

    1. The documents and settings folder will still be present on your C: (although unused)
    2. My Documents on my E: is shown as E:\Data (do you have a similar directory)
    3. Is your missing data in this \Data folder if it exists?
    4. If you click the My Documents shortcut does it take you to the default C:\doc and settings\blah blah, or does it take you to the \Data folder?

    Ive had a similar issue with an application resetting the My Docs path back to its orig location and in essence orphaning the My Docs on my E:
     
    IggSter, Jun 13, 2021
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