Windows 10: how do i read old documents

Discus and support how do i read old documents in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; i expect to have word. now i have a lot of documents that i can't open. help... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by anotherunhappycamper, Dec 3, 2019 at 12:27 AM.

  1. how do i read old documents


    i expect to have word. now i have a lot of documents that i can't open. help

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    anotherunhappycamper, Dec 3, 2019 at 12:27 AM
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  2. annie Win User

    How do I change (Read Only) on Microsoft Word


    When I downloaded Windows 10 and used my Microsoft Word it was in (Read Only) and I tried looking up how to solve the problem including looking at properties on my document to uncheck read only, but it was already unchecked. I have tried all the steps suggested.
     
  3. Downloads folder is the Documents folder

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to Restore to Default the folders and document settings and see if it helps.

    Step 1:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Download folder.
    • Right click on the Download Folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.


    Step 2:

    Please follow below steps and check if it helps.

    • Go to Documents folder.
    • Right click on the Document folder and go to Properties.
    • In Properties go to Location tab.
    • In location Tab Click on Restore Default.
    After performing above steps change the settings as you required and check if it helps.

    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, Dec 3, 2019 at 12:32 AM
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  4. Erika Aro Win User

    how do i read old documents

    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.
     
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