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Windows 7: How to remove the read-only attribute from an Excel .xlsx file?

12 Aug 2016   #1
amflores

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 
How to remove the read-only attribute from an Excel .xlsx file?

Hello guys,

Yes I know it is a silly question, but what is the syntax for removing the read-only attribute of an Excel file, say abcd.xlsx file?
The address of the example is, c:\documents\spreadsheets\abcd.xlsx.

Any help will be much appreciated.

Regards,
Flores


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12 Aug 2016   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Right click on the file then choose "properties" in the window that opens and then uncheck the "read only" box at the bottom of the window.
BTW there is no such thing as a silly question but there are plenty of silly answers
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31 Aug 2016   #3
amflores

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Quote:
.....Right click on the file then choose "properties" in the window that opens and then uncheck the "read only" box at the bottom of the window.

Hi Mitchell65

I liked this: "BTW there is no such thing as a silly question but there are plenty of silly answers"

Sorry for taking so long to thank you for the help.

Cheers,
Flores
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31 Aug 2016   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
attrib

You can use the attrib command to adjust attributes using the Command Prompt.

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31 Aug 2016   #5
amflores

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Quote:
......You can use the attrib command to adjust attributes using the Command Prompt.
Hello lehnerus2000

Many thanks, I was using a wrong syntax. Using the right one it worked just fine.

Cheers,
Flores
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