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After choosing to save a document that was emailed to me, the file defaults to a read only version. This didn't happen on my previous laptop. Is there a quick fix so that not every file I choose to save comes up as a read only document?

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What Email client are you using? Word prcessor? file type? – imtheman Jul 6 '12 at 17:37
Are you saving the attachment to the hard drive before opening it? – user3463 Jul 6 '12 at 20:00

These types of problems are often cause by attempting to open the file, which downloads them to a temporary folder, and the file in question is marked as read only.

You can choose to:

  1. Directly save the file from your email client.
  2. Save a copy of the read only file (File -> Save as for most document editors)

I would suggest saving the file somewhere in your User folder (for example: Desktop, My Documents, etc.)

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