N/APosted on - 12/08/2011
I am using a dual-boot PC with Windows XP and Windows 7. When in Windows XP, I can open all the documents without errors on Compatibility Mode. I can edit and save the documents in a normal way. But when in Windows 7, the documents can be open as Read Only Documents. I cannot edit or save any changes with it. I already unchecked the boxes in the File Block Settings in the Trust Center. Sadly, the settings for both MS-Word 2003 and MS-Word 97 binary documents and templates do not have a check box to select for saving. I even take the ownership of each files but that doesn’t solve the issue. All my files can be open with MS-Word 2010. Does anyone have an idea on how to resolve this? Thanks.
Read Only Documents Error in Windows 7
In case you are opening the files in windows 7 while they are open in another location, then that is why they are opening as read only and therefore you cannot edit them.
Try the following to fix the problem:
Press CTRL+ALT+DEL on your keyboard to open the task manager.
In the task manager window click on the processes tab and look for the process that is being run by the word document.
End the process completely.
Now try opening the word document again.
Another way to solve the problem will be to save the file that has opened as read only to another location with a different file name. Save the file on the desktop, and then try opening it and see if the problem will be solved.