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04 Oct 2012   #1
DRE44

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Problems deleting files in Microsoft Word 2010

A Word document suddenly changes into a 'read only' file which cannot be saved or deleted. I have 'saved' under different file names as instructed, but as a result I now have 10 versions of the document, 9 of which I don't want! The 'Help' file says go to 'Properties' and untick the 'read only' box. The boxes aren't ticked, so I still cannot delete. How do I delete these files?


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07 Oct 2012   #2
Irene

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This might be worth looking at for a solution:
Word 2010 suddenly becomes Read-Only
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07 Oct 2012   #3
DRE44

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Thanks for the link. I wish I knew what it all meant! However, I've unticked the preview pane as suggested in the latest posts. I'll see what happens.
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08 Oct 2012   #4
Irene

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DRE44 View Post
Thanks for the link. I wish I knew what it all meant! However, I've unticked the preview pane as suggested in the latest posts. I'll see what happens.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you...
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08 Oct 2012   #5
DRE44

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

Success, so far!! Having unticked the preview pane I have deleted the earlier 9 versions of my document. I have also opened version 10 a few times, and it hasn't changed to 'read only'. Let's hope it stays that way! Thanks very much for your help.
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08 Oct 2012   #6
Irene

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DRE44 View Post
Success, so far!! Having unticked the preview pane I have deleted the earlier 9 versions of my document. I have also opened version 10 a few times, and it hasn't changed to 'read only'. Let's hope it stays that way! Thanks very much for your help.
You are very welcome.
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