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files in READ ONLY form

REYNOLD CONGER

I have never put any of my files into read-only form and yet I suddenly find most of my files now read-only files.
I've subscribed to Carbonite backup service for years. I recently purchased a new computer and requested to Carbonite to restore my files onto the hard drive of the new computer.
I have also been using OpenOffice for years.
After my files were backed up on the new computer, I discovered the majority of my files are in the read-only mode which means I cannot edit them.
Denies that this could have happened yet it has happened. What can I do to restore my files to a usable condition?
Obviously, since I did not put the files into read-only form I have no passwords associated with it.

Reynold Conger.
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Re: files in READ ONLY form

Alan Boba-2
Files have a read only property that can be set on or off outside the
program that created them.

IF you are not being prompted for a password and are being shown a "Read
only" message then...
- exit OpenOffice
- Use you file manager program (In Windows it's File Explorer, has a manila
file folder icon) to go to the directory (a.k.a. folder) the file is in
- Select one of the files that is showing as read only
- right-click the file and select properties
- see if the "Read-only" box is ticked, if it is uncheck it and click OK

IF the Read-only box was ticked, now that you've unticked it and clicked
OK, double-click the file to open it in OpenOffice

Does it still display the "Read only" message?

If no, then the problem is resolved for THAT file.

To resolve for the other files, select all of them in File Explorer, right
click and select Properties, then uncheck "Read-only" and click OK button.

Files processed this way will no longer display the "Read only" message.

On Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 2:46 PM REYNOLD CONGER <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> I have never put any of my files into read-only form and yet I suddenly
> find most of my files now read-only files.
> I've subscribed to Carbonite backup service for years. I recently
> purchased a new computer and requested to Carbonite to restore my files
> onto the hard drive of the new computer.
> I have also been using OpenOffice for years.
> After my files were backed up on the new computer, I discovered the
> majority of my files are in the read-only mode which means I cannot edit
> them.
> Denies that this could have happened yet it has happened. What can I do to
> restore my files to a usable condition?
> Obviously, since I did not put the files into read-only form I have no
> passwords associated with it.
>
> Reynold Conger.
> Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
> Windows 10
>
>

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Alan Boba
CISSP, CCENT, ITIL v3 Foundations 2011
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Fwd: Re: files in READ ONLY form

Martin Groenescheij
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Subject: Re: files in READ ONLY form
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 16:35:08 -0400
From: Alan B <[hidden email]>
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Files have a read only property that can be set on or off outside the
program that created them.

IF you are not being prompted for a password and are being shown a "Read
only" message then...
- exit OpenOffice
- Use you file manager program (In Windows it's File Explorer, has a manila
file folder icon) to go to the directory (a.k.a. folder) the file is in
- Select one of the files that is showing as read only
- right-click the file and select properties
- see if the "Read-only" box is ticked, if it is uncheck it and click OK

IF the Read-only box was ticked, now that you've unticked it and clicked
OK, double-click the file to open it in OpenOffice

Does it still display the "Read only" message?

If no, then the problem is resolved for THAT file.

To resolve for the other files, select all of them in File Explorer, right
click and select Properties, then uncheck "Read-only" and click OK button.

Files processed this way will no longer display the "Read only" message.

On Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 2:46 PM REYNOLD CONGER <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I have never put any of my files into read-only form and yet I suddenly
> find most of my files now read-only files.
> I've subscribed to Carbonite backup service for years. I recently
> purchased a new computer and requested to Carbonite to restore my files
> onto the hard drive of the new computer.
> I have also been using OpenOffice for years.
> After my files were backed up on the new computer, I discovered the
> majority of my files are in the read-only mode which means I cannot edit
> them.
> Denies that this could have happened yet it has happened. What can I do to
> restore my files to a usable condition?
> Obviously, since I did not put the files into read-only form I have no
> passwords associated with it.
>
> Reynold Conger.
> Sent from Mail<https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=550986> for
> Windows 10
>
>

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Alan Boba
CISSP, CCENT, ITIL v3 Foundations 2011