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    How to remove the read-only attribute from an Excel .xlsx file ?

    Hello guys,

    My OS is Win8.1 PRO (64bits)

    Yes I know it is a silly question, but what is the syntax for removing the read-only attribute of an Excel file, say abcd.xlsx file?
    Suppose the address for the example is, c:\documents\spreadsheets\abcd.xlsx.

    Any help will be much appreciated.

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    Flores
    Both me and my Windows edition speak brazilian portuguese.

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    Flores,

    If it is a standard Excel file just navigate to it in File Explorer.
    Right-Click it and select Properties.
    Uncheck the Read-only check box at the bottom.
    Click OK.

    On the other hand if it is a file that was downloaded from the internet you need to unblock it. See this post for options.

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    ...If it is a standard Excel file just navigate to it in File Explorer.
    Right-Click it and select Properties.
    Uncheck the Read-only check box at the bottom.
    Click OK.

    Hi Retired Geek,

    So it is that simple, wow, and I was meddling with the old DOS command attrib -r as an Administrator, and it did not work.
    Thanks a lot.
    Regards,
    Flores
    Both me and my Windows edition speak brazilian portuguese.

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