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Removing the Read-Only attribute from an Excel 2010 spread

  1. #1


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    Win8.1 PRO (64bits)

    Removing the Read-Only attribute from an Excel 2010 spread


    Removing the Read-Only attribute from an Excel 2010 spreadsheet?

    Hello folks,

    Have all a nice Sunday.
    Yes, how do I remove the "Read-Only" attribute from an Excel 2010 spreadsheet?
    OS Win8.1 PRO 64bits.
    Thanks for any clue.

    Cheers,
    Flores

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    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Removing the "Read Only" attribute


    Go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, and click on Command Prompt. If you have used DOS in the past, you need to maneuver to your Excel 2010 Folder. Then locate and maneuver to the "Spreadsheet" folder. In the "Prompt type line" type the word "attrib" and hit enter. It will display all of the files in the folder and show you which files have been given attributes. Locate the file that you're dealing with and (making sure that you type it exactly the way it is written) simply type "attrib (name of the file) -R and hit "enter". The R attribute should now be removed. You can type the word "Attrib" again to prove it. You should no longer see the letter R on that file. Example: if the file you're dealing with is called ihatecomputers.txt just type attrib ihatecomputers.txt -R and hit "enter". the Attribute R should now be gone on the left side of the file. To add an attribute to that file, you would type attrib ihatecomputers.txt +R and hit "enter." To remove all attributes on a file just type attrib ihatecomputers.txt -s -h -r and hit enter. To add them back type attrib ihatecomputers.txt +s +h +r and hit "enter" Best of luck to you. Larry
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22
    Win8.1 PRO (64bits)


    Hello Bluesman,
    It took me some time to get acquainted with the old DOS commands, but in the end it worked just fine.
    Thanks a lot.
    Cheers
    Flores
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Removing the Read-Only attribute from an Excel 2010 spread
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