Questions tagged [read-only]

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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Opening every mailbox in read-only mode in Mutt

I’d like to use Mutt (or NeoMutt, if that makes a difference) to view maildirs in read-only mode. I know that I can use the -R command-line argument to start Mutt in read-only mode, or press the % ...
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ZFS zpool cannot be imported, cause panic if not imported as readonly

After a reboot, ZFS pool never stopped trying to import the pool. It was blocking the boot-sequence and I had to rename the /etc/zfs/zpool.cache to another name, in order to boot the system. There was ...
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Cannot change ownership of drive because it is read-only (Windows 10)

My secondary drive suddently became read-only. When I try to remove the read-only (right-click -> Properties -> Untick "Read-only" -> "Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files), it switches ...
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MP4 file embedded in Word doc won't play if doc is read-only

My user manual has several 30-second videos showing the bits tricky to describe in words. All worked well until I made all manuals Read Only to stop users making notes on the Word documents. However, ...
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When opening read only excel file save as dialog box is displayed

When I open read only excel file save as dialog box opens and I can't read file without saving a copy of it.Also a new excel file created in desktop can't saves the modification . Every time save as ...
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How to force a Firefox window to be read-only/non-edtable URL?

I'm receiving via Moodle links to Google Meets for online classes and they usually open on a popup-like window, their URL can't be edited and most of my toolbars on Firefox aren't there, so i can just ...
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Mounted Drive is read-only [duplicate]

I am using Pop! OS with Windows 10 dual boot. And I have 1 TB STORAGE disk. But I can't write and delete anything on this disk. For example I write a mkdir folder in terminal It says Read-only file ...
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read-only sd card / hdparm missing sense data [duplicate]

I have a micro SD card that used to be on an android tablet as internal storage, by mistake it was ejected. Android says the sd is not supported, formating it as external/internal storage does nothing....
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USB drive read-only for no apparent reason [duplicate]

I have a USB that I'm trying to write to, but it won't let my write any content. It won't let me add any files on MacOS Catalina or Windows 10. I have no idea why this is happening. It is formatted ...
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Find processes that write on filesystem

I'm working on an embedded Linux system and now I need to mount the rootfs in read-only. Before, I need to find all the processes that need to write to the filesystem. I read this answer, but my ...
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SEAGATE BACKUP DRIVE PLUS can only be read by MACBOOK PRO MOJAVE after replacing the HDD

After replacing a MacBook Pro HDD, due to an unrepairable failure of the old one, the Mac can ONLY READ the files on a Seagate Backup Drive Plus. MacBook Pro runs on Mojave 10.14.6. Seagate Backup ...
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Disk entered read-only mode but script is still running

I have strange problem. In a directory on a internal HDD I have started a script and it is running from 10 days right now. Yesterday the disk went to read-only mode (I don't know why). The script ...
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Excel read-only for all users except the first one who got in the file

A couple months ago I had an excel file on a shared drive where the first one who got into this file was in the editable file, all the others who got in the file after the first one were in the read-...
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Why are folders in %USERPROFILE% all read-only?

I was trying to edit a text file located in my user folder in Notepad++ then realized I couldn't save it. After checking it turns out that Windows set read-only attribute in every item in my user ...
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How to create an excel file that won't be locked for editing when others open it?

I have a file that I'd like others (potentially a dozen+) to have access to at all times, but that I can also edit even if others have it open. If I make it so it requests the user open it as Read ...
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Windows 10: Remove Read-only Attribute from a “Folder” via PowerShell

I am trying this line of code but it doesn't seem to effect folders, just files? Get-ChildItem -Path $Path -Recurse -File | % { $_.IsReadOnly=$false } Ok, so I removed the -File from the command and ...
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Create read only user who can ssh and have read only acces on log drectory

I have a log folder and i want someone to ssh to my server and look at the logs. I need to create a user who can ssh (but cannot sudo) and have read-only access to that log folder. How can i do that? ...
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How to get / make a “Read-Only” storage

So I've been trying to make a custom efi firmware( .efi file ) and store them in a FAT32 storage device for my own computer to make my computer look like that I've made. What I'm trying to deal is ...
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Should I re-install Windows 10 on my failing hard drive?

I have dual-boot but i am unable to boot into windows. I booted into Ubuntu and it showed my hard disk is failing soon. The other partitions are now read-only. Would re-installing Windows 10 fix some ...
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Cannot do anything on SSD. It keeps coming back to some kind of “Restore point”

Yesterday (Monday) I returned to work and strangely my PC was inside the BIOS (I left it on on Friday when leaving). I continued using it normally without giving it more notice, but it turns out that ...
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Newly created office files often open as “read only” and can't be saved anywhere, unless office run as admin

I'm working on Win10 with a newly installed and activated Office 2019. It works fine mostly, except that files often open as 'read only' even when newly created just 10 minutes earlier as the same ...
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How do i turn off 'read only' HC-V380

Why are my photo's and video's 'read only'? a few days ago they weren'te. and how can i turn it off? my card is full and i need to empty it. My SD card is not locked. I checked more than one time:( ...
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how to fix broken fstab that causes / read-only on remote VM?

I broke my fstab by a multi line paste of commands on an AWS ec2. by some sort of miracle, the os still boots. output of mount: ec2-user@host:~ $ mount sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,...
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Only read only mode on partition other than root partition

First of all, I am new to Linux environment. Recently I decided to switch to Linux environment to become a computer geek :P. But need to have Windows also for some basic tasks like Office and for ...
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Use a write protected USB drive

I've got an old Win10 installation USB installation media. It's a pretty nice USB stick and I would like to reuse it, but no matter how I try to mount it, it always shows as read-only. I guess ...
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How to configure amazon S3 bucket for read-only access to host a static website?

I have a very small (static) website hosted on Amazon S3. Yesterday I received the following message, that had this subject line: Notification of Amazon S3 buckets configured for public access And ...
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Write Protected USB

i have run into these problem a few times already. Basically my Kingston DT50 gave up when i tried making bootable windows 7 install. It went into read only mode (write protected) and i just cant ...
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Transcend Jetflash 790 is write protected. How do I remove the write protect from my USB drive? [duplicate]

To start, I have already visited these two links: Why is my USB Flash Drive Now Read-Only? Why did my flash drive become "read only" and (how) can I fix it? and practically followed ...
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Tried every option I can find, still can't make files not 'read-only' after windows 10 update

Recently update a computer to windows 10 and started getting an error from a program (solidworks) that boiled down to not having the permissions needed for a folder. Issue is even if I open ...
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fsck on a read-only emergency boot Pi3 b [duplicate]

After being cut from power the Pi booted into a read-only emergency/recovery mode. I cant run fsck nor make any changes not even if I plug the SD card into a different PC. Also SSH wont work on the Pi,...
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How to delete read-only file from USB?

I have a memory card which i received from an institute. Even though it is not read-only its files are, so I cannot delete or copy something to the memory card. I have tried diskpart clean and it ...
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LibreOffice Calc - read-only files

We have a number of raspberry pi devices that access files on our network storage device. The pi's have only read access to the various files: jpg, pdf, doc, xls, etc. When the clients open an xls ...
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Can't set read-only mode with hdparm -r1

If I use diskpart on Windows, I can successfully set read-only mode for my USB stick. Works for both NTFS and UDF filesystems. But hdparm -r1 on Linux doesn't seem to have an effect. Although it does ...
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Set connections in excel to default to read

As I've create connections in Excel via, Data Menu Get External Data MS Access from Ribbon The connection that gets created by default is of Mode=Share Deny Write. I know I can manually change the ...
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Make Folder only able to read/write from a certain process

I want to disable the user/admins from reading contents/editing and the only way the the files in the folder can be read/edited are by that program/process. How could I do this in windows 10?
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Readyboost broke my flash drive? [duplicate]

I had readyboost set up for my 16GB USB stick and I took it out becaue windows was spamming the USB dissconected sound. When I plugged it in again, i got a pop-up saying 'can't use this disk until ...
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What does mean Read-only file system while setting up superblock?

I had created usb boot but it does being cause of read only file system. Well I tried many ways to do but can not format or write new table so when I tried command : mkfs /dev/sdd1 mke2fs 1.44.1 (...
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pendrive cannot be formatted due to current readonly state yes [duplicate]

I have a 256Gb HyperX savage pen drive. Its Current read only state is on, the read only is off, it did this several times but I could repair it with diskpart originally .The second time it got ...
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root user cannot do any change on files because of files are readonly

Maybe the solution is too basic but i cannot do any change on files as root because files opens as readonly. Because I booted the operating system from readonly snapshot. The reason of this situation ...
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Ubuntu switches to readonly mode but no bad blocks found on HDD

My Dell 3000 has a dual boot of Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10, when I boot into Ubuntu it starts off ok but randomly switches to read-only so I cannot do any work. I've done some research and I've run ...
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How to download a pdf which has restrictions

Here is the link https://app.box.com/embed/s/2297cfgv15po5ycuggpba2oh42p5mutw The above page shows a pdf inside a div tag and then canvas html tag. I tried to following ways: Download the pdf by ...
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Sublime Text 3: Open file in read-only mode directly upon opening

I'm trying to find a way to force ST 3 into opening a file directly into read-only mode. I'm aware of plugins like toggle-readonly, but that requires user interaction and can be easily forgotten. ...
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External Hard Drive not assigned drive letter on Windows and marked, “Read only”

External Hard Drive not assigned drive letter on Windows and marked, “Read only” I have an external 2TB drive (Seagate Expansion Desk). It has 1 partition (NTFS) with valuable files. It was working ...
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Accidentally changed the attributes of all the files and folders of a user to Read-only

Story behind: I wanted to upload a file located in a hidden folder(by default). The file explorer that prompted by the file uploading site did not have the "Hidden items" checkbox in the View tab(didn'...
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Is there a way to copy and paste text from within a Microsoft Visio document?

A Microsoft Visio document that I was given contains text, but I cannot copy it. I can only open it in Internet explorer. If I try to open it in Word, it is just random characters. Is there a way ...
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What does “read only” and “non executable” means for Folders?

Talking about authorizations, I know what "read only" and "non executable" would mean for a file. But what do those two mean for a folder? And how can I change those access authorizations? Somehow ...
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SD card has CURRENT Read-only State : Yes [duplicate]

DISKPART> attributes disk Current Read-only State : Yes Read-only : No Boot Disk : No Pagefile Disk : No Hibernation File Disk : No Crashdump Disk : No Clustered Disk : No DISKPART> ...
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Lots of disk errors but no hardware alert. Is this hardware related or software?

Summary: Random disks on one datanode of an Hadoop cluster keeps getting read-only. Jobs fails but there is no hardware alert on server. Hello, I am administring an Hadoop cluster which runs on ...
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Excel file changing to read-only while in use

A user is able to open the file without it saying it is in read-only (it's not marked as read-only in the properties), but after they work on it and try to save it gives the read-only message ("We can'...
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Some file in documents folder read only some not. Already changed all permissions

Restarting my computer one day, most of my files in my folders were switched to read-only. I've changed the permissions to allow everyone full control, as well as going through each user. After doing ...

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