In computing, the term "read-only" refers to the ability to read, but not alter or delete something. This is most typically used in reference to file system permissions, but can also refer to devices, such as read only memory (ROM), or storage media which cannot be written to.

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How to make your ubuntu filesystem read-only

I wonder whether there is a way to make my ubuntu read-only when I mount it on another linux system. Let me clear what I want. I have a usb stick on where my ubuntu is installed. However, the problem ...
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can't remove Read Only + cmd not working

My windows files and folder in my laptop is turned to read only i tried : Right-click the folder > Properties Security tab > Advanced Click Change to the right of Owner Enter Users into ...
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removing read-only access for a folder in windows XP

So I have this windows XP box which has a folder. When I look at its properties, it read-only is enabled. When I uncheck this checkbox and saves it, it saves with no messages, but when I open it again ...
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Save an MS Word 2010 document where others cannot modify it

I am using Microsoft Word 2010 and I have created a document that individuals will fill out on a daily basis. When they are done I would like it to automatically be saved as a "Read Only" document in ...
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Changing ID3 tags of music in iTunes with read-only attributes

When I add an mp3 file with read-only attributes to iTunes, iTunes does not allow me to change the file's ID3 tags or delete the file later. Removing the read-only attributes after adding the file ...
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Can't edit files in Eclipse even though not read-only

This is such an amateur question I'm embarrassed I even have to ask. In Eclipse, sometimes I can't edit a file. I can open it, but it behaves as it if it's a read-only file—typing has no effect....
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MS Excel - is it possible to change from writeable to read-only?

I have a question if it is possible while using MS Excel spreadsheet to change how it's open from writeable to read-only without closing it? I am working on the network file and sometimes when ...
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USB Drive is Read-Only, Impossible to Remove

I received a brand-less USB Thumb Drive during a function, those cheap made in China kind. When plugged in, it shows 2 drives, one 8GB and one 12MB drive(not partition). I am trying to remove the 12MB ...
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Can't remove read only attribute

I have windows 7 and I've installed Oracle and my directory C:\app\jankiewj\product is read only. When I try to remove read only checkbox it ask me for admin permission. I've try to run explorer as ...
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External HDD gets into read only mode over and over again

I have an extarnal HDD that put itself in read only mode on a regular base. For the record I know how to solve this problem via Diskpart. I even have created a script for it! The problem is that it ...
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Handheld Terminal SD Card error: the file may be in read-only memory, on a write-protected disk or used by another application

I have a handheld terminal and I have made the terminal connect to the PC using USB cable. Also, SD Card is also in the handheld terminal slot. Till a few days ago, I was reaching the files in SD ...
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Photoshop - Multiple user woes

Our office is currently having a problem with Photoshop with regards to multiple users working on the same file. For example 2 users can be editing the same file on the network creating confusion when ...
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My USB pendrive always goes read-only, what can I do?

I have a transcend 16 Gb usb pendrive. I save my daily works to it. I wrote a bash script to copy the contents of my working directories to the pendrive. The bash script contains only "cp" and "mkdir" ...
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How to make a named cell read-only

I would like to make a cell "Cell Name" read-only. I found this code here but don't know how to use the String value instead of the range: Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)...
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My D Drive is Read Only

After failing to import data from one Oracle database to another (in my D drive) my computer hung and I had to manually reboot my machine. Now my D drive is read only. I cannot create files, add files,...
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Read Only/Write Protected USB pen drive is not write protected on other PCs

I want to make one of my USB drive write protected. I can make it write protected on my desktop(windows 8.1 pc) by using the command prompt "diskpart" method. Now the usb is write protected on my ...
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Repairing-without-formatting a Read-Only/writeprotected USB drive

I've got a 32gb USB 3.0 thumbdrive and it's been acting up on me as of late. Most of the time I could just unmount and remount it on my Mac's main partition and viola, it'd be working again. However, ...
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Microsoft Word Read-Only Document - Avoid Unwanted Tab Space

I have a read-only Microsoft Word (docx) document that has (in addition to explanatory read-only text) a few editable forms. In one of these forms, there are two columns. Each column has a non-...
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How to configure Windows 7 in live mode (readonly C:) like Linux

I usually create headless box with a raw Debian and AUFS file system to set the CF card in read-only mode. All is load in RAM and not change append on CF card. So i can safely shutdown the box by ...
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Can't remove USB is write protect

I'm using a full 2GB USB. Now it is automatically write-protected. I can't delete, add file or format the USB. I always safely remove before removing it. I have tried both editing regedit and diskpart ...
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Excel file opens but when ready to save the file is readonly

Here is the situation. Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 and windows 7 pro via domain. Laptop user opens 6 excel files. next he goes home with the files open to work on them. when he comes back to ...
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Problems using Diskpart to resolve 'Read Only' issue on external 2TB external MyBook

I've got a problem with an external disk which suddenly, mid-session decided it was read only. I've tried the right click, properties, attributes, read only - to no avail, so then decided to approach ...
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Make the file author property readonly - MS-Word 2007

I just want to know is there a way of locking a MS-Word files author, while keeping the document editable in MS-Word 2007 currently you create a document save the document right click on the ...
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Designate Excel Data Connection ReadOnly

I have an Excel file with a data connection to another Excel source which is referenced by several other reports. The data connection should be read only, but I cannot seem to setup the properties to ...
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Issue: Guest OS (Debian 3.0, 32-bit ) loads with read-only file system immediately upon booting in VMware Workstation 10 (Host OS: Windows 7, 32-bit)

Issue Summary: A guest 32-bit Debian 3.0 virtual machine is opened using VMware. The guest OS loads a read-only file system on startup. Despite root access no file changes can be made to the virtual ...
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Sometimes opening in read only mode

I have a client that is running Windows 7 Pro on a domain, and PowerPoint 2010 sometimes when opens in read only mode. Server 2008 R2 Full rights to shared file and folder doesn't happen all the ...
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How I mount an image on linux in fake read-only mode?

I have a image, that I want to mount read-only. I know how to do it: losetup -r /dev/loop0 /path/to/image But the problem is that any attempt to write to this device, will produce an error that the ...
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Excel says file is unreadable in Read-only, but the file is fine in normal mode

I've done extensive research and tried re-installing Office 2010 a few times, but I cannot seem to be able to open files in Read-Only mode in Excel. Whatever the extension (xls, xlsx, xlsm, xlsb...), ...
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Create mount point on read-only filesystem for fstab to mount

I'm running TomatoUSB on a Broadcom-based broadband router. I have a busybox-style shell available to me. I'd like to have a partition on the attached USB hard drive mounted in /data under the root ...
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How can I open doc as Read Only from MSWord “Recent Documents” list?

(Office Pro Plus 2010) I would like to open a non-read-only document from the "Recent Documents" list as "Read Only". The use case is that the file is on a network share and multiple users are ...
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How to mount a read only HDD (NTFS volume) and retrieve files?

I have some backups which I need to retrieve files from. They are huuuge (8 TB drives). Because I am not allowed to modify ANY BIT on the disk, I have a adapter that makes the HDD 'read-only'. ...
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How to fix “open in read only” failing with MS Word?

We have MS Word (2013-2011) and documents on shared drives. Usually we have the author of the document editing it, and multiple other users that should access the document in read only. Unfortunately,...
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Win7 HDD read only unchangable?

Here is a real riddle for you guys. I hope somebody is a real riddler out there ;) HP Proliant MiniServer N54L WD wd40efrx RED 4TB (all together 3 times same outcome, 2 times got 2 new HDDs from ...
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Read only permission for a folder using the command is not working in icacls

I initially used icacls to change the permission. I used the command Icacls "D:\Desktop\test" /Deny Student:(CI)(OI)(X,WD,AD,WA,WEA,D) /inheritance:E /grant:r Administrators:(CI)(OI)F to deny all the ...
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Failed to extend… Read only Filesystem VirtualBox

I copied a livedisk fedora16 to my local Ubuntu 14.04 using cat I then created a virtual machine using virtual box with the controller:ide pointing to the .iso file this cat operation produced. The ...
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All the drives in my Windows 8.1 have changed to “Read Only”

All the drives in my Windows 8.1 have somehow changed to "Read Only" , CMD (attrib -r) method nor Security Tab permission method Working.Even Microsoft Website has no solution what-so-ever. How do i ...
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Can not write to nfs mount despite r/w permissions in place

Somewhat puzzled by the following and hoped there would be someone on here to advise: [root@mybox02 ~]# mount | tail -1 mystor01:/spool1_fs1/ on /global type nfs (rw,addr=xx.xx.xx.25) [root@mybox02 ~]...
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turning off read only…have tried multiple avenues

I have 2 separate workbooks that I am hyperlinking. When I try to save the document I get a message that the file is read only and to save a copy. I get this for both workbooks that I am ...
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Why can't I use “Find” in a password read-only Word document?

After some testing, it appears that if you use the "password to modify" feature on a Word document, and you opt to open it as read-only, it disables almost every feature, including things like "Find", ...
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Windows 7 directories stay read-only, even after they are changed to read-write

In my Windows 7 installation, some USB directories are read-only, and even after they are changed to read-write, checking their properties reveals that they are still read-only. See screen-shots. I ...
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How to provide DRM/file security across an entire DFS?

I can't seem to find an answer to this myself and have come across several barriers to trying to even get started on it. The background is: I manage the systems and technologies used by 60 schools ...
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Access database shows as read-only on one workstation (unless logging in with domain admin privileges)

We have an Access database stored on a central server on our LAN, accessed by 20 domain-joined PCs (15x Windows 7, 5x XP). For some reason, one of our XP workstations only allows users to access the ...
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How to increase IO for operation “SELECT”?

I use windows server 2008r2 with role Hyper-V. The guest system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTC (64 bit). It is situated on the dynamic virtual hard disk /dev/sda. There is postgresql-9.1 (amd64) on the Ubuntu ...
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USB Drive went into Read-only mode and doesn't allow me to write or delete anything

I am using Linux kernel 3.4.56 and I was working with a USB stick but while doing a system upgrade procedure, it went into read-only mode. And now it doesn't allow me to write or delete anything. I ...
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How do I make a document fully read only on Open Office

When I use the security setting and set the password, I can still overwrite my original document. What am I doing wrong?
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OS X: mounting my camera as R/W

When I jack my camera into my Mac mini it gets auto-mounted as read only: /dev/disk1s1 on /Volumes/NO NAME (msdos, local, nodev, nosuid, read-only, noowners) I would like to mount it as "write" to ...