Windows 10: Read-only documents

Discus and support Read-only documents in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I am frustrated when opening a document and it had defaulted to read-only. I would like to remove that feature permanently. I don't always find the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by GlendaReed1, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Read-only documents


    I am frustrated when opening a document and it had defaulted to read-only. I would like to remove that feature permanently. I don't always find the need to protect my documents by read-only.

    Is there a way to change this? I can change it but it won't stay; I find that the feature is automatic

    :)
     
    GlendaReed1, Jun 8, 2019
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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.
     
    annie, Jun 8, 2019
    #2
  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, Jun 8, 2019
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  4. Erika Aro Win User

    Read-only 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.
     
    Erika Aro, Jun 8, 2019
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