Hi - this is driving me nuts: after re-installing Word 2007, all my docs are now read-only, so I can't save them with the same name after editing and I don't want to have to save everything with a new name. I've tried various suggestions: disable 'allow backup saves' in Options, and also in Explorer, right clicking the folder which contains the docs and disabling the read-only attribute. This is supposed to apply the attribute to all files within the folder. The read-only box in each document is obviously unticked.
Everything worked perfectly before the reformat, so I don't particularly want to download a programme to unlock the files - it surely shouldn't be necessary?
Excel seems to be ok, for which, grateful thanks!
It also seems that posts in various forums peter out, several people say, 'Me too' but with no solution. Does anyone have any ideas, please?
Woolwell - everything froze. My computer chap ran every conceivable test known to man, after which he concluded that the only thing left was perhaps a corrupt Windows disk and indeed, most things are ok, apart from this really annoying one. I'm using Windows Live Mail, would Office Tools be appropriate?
The preview pane is off, but I'll try the Autorecover thing.
While we're at it, when I click on PCA, it takes me to the Update your Profile page, although I am logged in. Have I missed something?
It looks as if the only way is to re-open, save as something else, delete the original and then rename the saved as version back to it's original name. Bit of a bother but not the end of the world, I suppose!
I'll leave this open a while longer in case anyone else can come up with a solution.
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