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Windows 7: Desktop converts everything to 'Read Only'.

24 Jun 2017   #1
Riverrat83

Windows 7 X64
 
 
Desktop converts everything to 'Read Only'.

Any file or document that I transfer or copy to my desktop converts to 'read only'! How can I put an end to this troublesome quirk? This just started out of the blue. I've tried many of the remedies and solutions posted in this forum so far---so far nothing works!


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24 Jun 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Hi Riverrat83, welcome to the Forum.

Are you talking about files that are from within your own computer of files that have been transferred from another computer?.
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24 Jun 2017   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Goto folder

C:\USERS\<your account>. Rt click "desktop">properties>general>untick read only>apply>ok
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25 Jun 2017   #4
Riverrat83

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Ranger4---Sorry I didn't clarify. These are files written from my Microsoft Office Word Starter 2010. When I write these files in my 'document folder' (from my start menu), they are okay. But when I transfer them to my desktop they are automatically converted to 'read only'. This just started happening.

SIW2---The 'read only' box is not checked to begin with. It is shaded in blue, and nothing I do to it has any effect. It just remains blue, and the files remain 'read only'.

I appreciate your trying to help guys. Thanx much.
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25 Jun 2017   #5
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Have you tried an Office Repair. To do that open Control Panel, then open Programs & Features, scroll down to Microsoft Office, Right click on it & select Change, this should open a couple of Repair options. Try both of the repair options & see if that fixes the problem.
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25 Jun 2017   #6
Riverrat83

Windows 7 X64
 
 

In Microsoft Office I have only 2 options---Organize & Uninstall. I tried 'Organizing' but that did nothing.
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25 Jun 2017   #7
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Try what is suggested on this website. Office 2010 Starter does not always have the same options that the full version of Office has, but it's worth a try.

How to stop Office 2010 from opening file in readonly mode - Super User
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25 Jun 2017   #8
bawldiggle

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
 
 

My applogies to Riverrat83

@ SIW2
Code:
C:\USERS\<your account>. Rt click "desktop">properties>general>untick read only>apply>ok
My Desktop setting is partially greyed out , it can be disabled and enabled.

What does this setting do, if enabled or disabled, particularly how it affects desktop items ?
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25 Jun 2017   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
What does this setting do
It affects whether they are read only.
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26 Jun 2017   #10
Riverrat83

Windows 7 X64
 
 
Given Up.

Okay guys, (and maybe gals).Thanks for the help, but I've thrown in the towel. I've tried a hundred different options, hours upon end, remedies, fixes, you name it, and I still CANNOT get rid of the 'read only' attribute that appears in any file that I move to my desktop, or have created from my desktop.
I can create a file from my startup/documents/quick notes---but when I move it to my desktop---it converts to 'read only'. Funny part is, when I'm in 'documents', if I use the file menu to 'create a shortcut', and have it moved to my desktop, the file remains editable. In attrib, the 'read only' box is not checked, and not colored blue.
I've decided that this is the only way I deal with this problem without further frustration. Again, thanks for the help.
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