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Windows 7: How to change readonly file to be able to write to it?

19 Jun 2019   #1
warmbells

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How to change readonly file to be able to write to it?

Hi,
After having to replace a drive and re-instaling some programs, one of the programs keeps giving me an error that it cannot write to a readonly database file.


Can you help?
Thanks,
Gerald


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19 Jun 2019   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi warmbells,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by warmbells View Post
After having to replace a drive and re-instaling some programs, one of the programs keeps giving me an error that it cannot write to a readonly database file.
It might help if you also gave us the name of the program that you are referring to!
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19 Jun 2019   #3
warmbells

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

Money Manager EX
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19 Jun 2019   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

This sounds like a basic File Permissions issue ...

Go onto the New drive at root level of the area where the DB is located, there are protected areas under the Windows/Users roots that should not be touched as it could cause system issues if permissions are altered. If your system has the DB in one of these protected areas, you will need to carefully work to only change permissions on the actual folder, and are best off then moving the folder and it's contents to a user area and redirecting the DBMS to the new location

Drill down to the folder level that holds the DB, right click the folder, select security, and add your "Specific" user name and give "Full Control" and allow the system to cascade down the tree.

If the system has marked the folder level as read only, this can also be changed at this point

OK back out of your system and you should have access to the DB

The cause of this issue is due to the fact that although we keep the user name the same in most cases when changing things, the windows system used a numeric code not a name so that two Users could have the same "Name" but different codes
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19 Jun 2019   #5
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi warmbells,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by warmbells View Post
Money Manager EX.
I just did a quick Google search and found this which might help => Money Manager EX Support Forum.

Perhaps somebody at that forum will be able to help you as it seems to be specific for the program you are having issues with!
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