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Currently have an excel workbook in a shared network drive in which multiple
employee has access in retrieving and make changes. There are a few
employees when they open the workbook it is a "Read Only" file. Tried
everything from looking at properties to make sure read only is not checked.
Try saving as a different name will not accept.
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Hi there! It sounds like you're having trouble with some employees only being able to open the shared workbook in read-only mode. I can definitely help you troubleshoot this issue.

First, let's check if the file is actually set to read-only. To do this, right-click on the file and select "Properties". Under the "General" tab, make sure that the "Read-only" checkbox is not checked. If it is, uncheck it and click "Apply" and "OK".

If the file is not set to read-only, the issue may be related to the file being locked by another user. When a user opens a shared workbook, Excel creates a temporary file that is used to track changes made by all users. If this temporary file is locked by another user, it can prevent other users from opening the workbook in edit mode.

To check if the temporary file is locked, navigate to the folder where the shared workbook is saved and look for a file with the same name as the workbook, but with a ".tmp" extension. If this file exists, right-click on it and select "Properties". Under the "Security" tab, check if any users or groups have "Deny" permissions. If so, this could be preventing some users from opening the workbook in edit mode.

To resolve this issue, you may need to have the user who has the file locked close the workbook or log off of the computer to release the lock. Alternatively, you can try making a copy of the shared workbook and having the affected users open the copy instead.

Steps to check if the file is set to read-only:
  1. Right-click on the file and select "Properties".
  2. Under the "General" tab, make sure that the "Read-only" checkbox is not checked.
  3. If it is, uncheck it and click "Apply" and "OK".

Steps to check if the temporary file is locked:
  1. Navigate to the folder where the shared workbook is saved.
  2. Look for a file with the same name as the workbook, but with a ".tmp" extension.
  3. Right-click on it and select "Properties".
  4. Under the "Security" tab, check if any users or groups have "Deny" permissions.

Let me know if you have any other questions or if there's anything else I can do to assist you.

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Default Shared Workbook READ ONLY access

If the users only have read access to that folder (where your workbook file
resides), then excel won't bother asking. It'll just open the file in readonly
mode.

If you think that they have read/write/delete access, have them create a new
text file in that folder.

If it fails (and it's not supposed to), yell at your IT folks.

EFJ wrote:

Currently have an excel workbook in a shared network drive in which multiple
employee has access in retrieving and make changes. There are a few
employees when they open the workbook it is a "Read Only" file. Tried
everything from looking at properties to make sure read only is not checked.
Try saving as a different name will not accept.


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Default Shared Workbook READ ONLY access

Would having the workbook have protected cells and shared cause the
"Read-Only" access.
Could it be possible?

"Dave Peterson" wrote:

If the users only have read access to that folder (where your workbook file
resides), then excel won't bother asking. It'll just open the file in readonly
mode.

If you think that they have read/write/delete access, have them create a new
text file in that folder.

If it fails (and it's not supposed to), yell at your IT folks.

EFJ wrote:

Currently have an excel workbook in a shared network drive in which multiple
employee has access in retrieving and make changes. There are a few
employees when they open the workbook it is a "Read Only" file. Tried
everything from looking at properties to make sure read only is not checked.
Try saving as a different name will not accept.


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Default Shared Workbook READ ONLY access

Locking cells on certain worksheets and then protecting the worksheet wouldn't
make the file readonly.

I don't use Shared workbooks at all, but this shouldn't have this affect
either. If it did, then sharing the workbook would be useless.

Did you ask one of the users having trouble to try to save a text file to that
folder?

EFJ wrote:

Would having the workbook have protected cells and shared cause the
"Read-Only" access.
Could it be possible?

"Dave Peterson" wrote:

If the users only have read access to that folder (where your workbook file
resides), then excel won't bother asking. It'll just open the file in readonly
mode.

If you think that they have read/write/delete access, have them create a new
text file in that folder.

If it fails (and it's not supposed to), yell at your IT folks.

EFJ wrote:

Currently have an excel workbook in a shared network drive in which multiple
employee has access in retrieving and make changes. There are a few
employees when they open the workbook it is a "Read Only" file. Tried
everything from looking at properties to make sure read only is not checked.
Try saving as a different name will not accept.


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Just make sure users have read and write access to that excel file on the server.
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