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Windows 7: Opens all word files on 2nd drive as read-only!?

27 May 2017   #1
555msuser

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Opens all word files on 2nd drive as read-only!?

Hi all,
- In my system I have and old HDD drive and a new SSD drive.
- I have now configured the new SSD drive with dual OS (windows 7 and 10).
- I have installed Word on the SSD Windows 7 OS (same as was installed on the old HDD drive).
The problem is this: I can start the PC from the Windows 7 OS on the new SSD drive and from there I can view and open all my files which are located on the old HDD drive (which now happens to be my H: drive) - but, when I open a Word document located on the old HDD drive (H it opens up as read-only!? I have changed the attributes for the entire H: drive so as to not have any files as read-only... But when opening a Word document on the H: drive it still opens up as read-only
Any suggestions on how to reclaim my own files again as normal read files ?


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27 May 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Hi 555msuser, welcome to the Forum.

What version of Word are you using.

Have you Updated Windows 7 to Service Pack 1 (SP 1).
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28 May 2017   #3
555msuser

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Ranger4, I am using Word (and Office) 2002 (XP) and yes I have SP1 on both installations - thanks.
I have no doubt that it is a rights issue, but I don't know how to resolve it
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28 May 2017   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

The person who created the folder will have rights on it even if the username is the same on the other system the sid won't be you need to set the permissions on the folder to everyone full rights
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01 Jun 2017   #5
555msuser

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay - I have now set the permissions on all folders for everyone to full rights (confirmed by checking the rights on a folder holding some of the Word documents I need access to). However, I still do not have full access to the actual Word documents as I am only given a read-only copy !? Any suggestions as to how to overcome this issue without having to re-set the permission for each and every Word document (which does work) ?
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01 Jun 2017   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I think you will have to reset the permission on every Word document.
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02 Jun 2017   #7
555msuser

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Oh..Noooo... Don't say that
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02 Jun 2017   #8
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

This website explains the cause of the problem, which is because you are trying to edit the documents that were created on a different hard drive. There is also a possible solution you can try.

Word files suddenly become read only - Forums - Page 2 - CNET
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