Windows 10: what is a "read only" file

Discus and support what is a "read only" file in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by frenchman96, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. 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.

    :)
     
    frenchman96, Mar 6, 2021
    #1

  2. Problem with 4500MHD to read Sony .mts files

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.

    • Which player are you using?
    • Did you try to play the same video's using different player?
    I suggest you to try the steps below and check if it helps.

    Step 1:

    Install all the Windows updates including optional updates and check if it works.

    Step 2:

    I would suggest you to update the video driver from the device manager and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows + X and select device manager.
    • Expand display adapter and right click on installed driver and click on update.
    Step 3:
    If doesn't work, I would suggest you to install the latest available drivers on manufacturer's website in compatibility mode and check.

    Follow the steps below on how to install driver in compatibility mode:

    1. Download the driver from the manufacturer’s website and save it on your local disk.

    2. Right click on the setup file of the driver and select “Properties”.

    3. Select “Compatibility” Tab.

    4. Place a check mark next to “Run this program in Compatibility mode” and select operating system from the drop down list.

    5. Let the driver install and then check the functionality.

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Mar 6, 2021
    #2
  3. file explorer and reading list on windows 10

    Hi Colinus,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.



    I appreciate your interest on windows 10.



    I understand the inconvenience you faced. We certainly help you with this issue. I want to inform you it is temporary issue it will short out immediately there is no need to go back in previous operating system.
    I need more information about this issue so that I can assist you better.

    1. Are you referring to reading list app?

    If you are using reading list app so I would suggest you to run windows app troubleshooter to fix issue.

    Follow the below steps.

    • Go to control panel and select troubleshooting then in top left corner of your screen select view all.

    • Click on windows store app and click on it and run it.
    I want to inform you. You can sort, group, and arrange items in a folder or library view by an added column (detail) in ascending or descending order in windows 10 file explorer.

    for more information follow the link:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/files-folders-windows-explorer


    Note: It is also applicable for windows 10 as well.

    Try these steps and let us know the status of the issue so that we can assist you better.

    Thanks.
     
    Preeti Patel, Mar 6, 2021
    #3
  4. Marie Ave Win User

    what is a "read only" file

    Remove read only from files

    Hi,

    Read-only is a file attribute, or a characteristic that the operating system assigns to a file. Files can be only opened or read with this attribute active. You cannot delete, change, or rename any file that’s been flagged as read-only.

    To change the read-only attribute, follow the steps below:


    • Right-click the file or folder icon that you wanted to modify.

    • Remove the check mark by the Read-Only item in the file’s
      Properties
      dialog box.

      The attributes are found at the bottom of the General tab.

    • Click Apply then OK.

    Hope this helps. Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Marie Ave, Mar 6, 2021
    #4
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