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Old 02-17-2011, 12:20 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I am using Win 7 on both my notebook and desktop computers....most of the time I use the desktop to work on, but periodically I use my notebook.

Openoffice Calc (spreadsheet) is the most frequently used program, one such spreadsheet which is located on an external HDD, I update daily, however, if I have to use this spreadsheet on the other machine, I always get a read only message coming up everytime.

I have been into the document properties and changed the box marked as read only (on both machines) but everytime I swap machines it still comes up as read only.... I am running out of names to call the spreadsheet.

Openoffice say its NOT their software problem and I have tried everything I can think of.

Has anyone got any ideas what may be causing this problem.



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Old 02-18-2011, 06:41 PM   #2
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It could be a shared permissions problem. Right click on the folder the file is located in and hover over Share With > Advanced Sharing. Again click Advanced sharing and then click on permissions. Under groups and user names you should have "Everyone" listed and full control checked.
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