Aug 23 2004, 09:09 PM
I have another user sending me a database in 2000 format and when I open it, it says it is read only. I checked her local version, and it's not set as read only. (We have checked the db properties tab, and the read only box isn't checked.) However, when I try to open it on my machine, it's read only. I then email it back to her, she's able to open it and make changes.
At first I thought it might be related to the fact that I'm running 2002 and she's on 2000, so I installed 2000, to no avail. Any ideas as to what's going on?
Thanks in advance! Dustin
Aug 23 2004, 09:13 PM
Try opening it in 2k2, then converting the format and see what happens...
Aug 23 2004, 09:23 PM
Have you looked at the file properties on the copy that you recieve? And how are you opening it from your email?-That may have some kind of impact on it....
Aug 23 2004, 11:28 PM
Try saving it to your desktop (or elsewhere on your local drive) and then opening it.
Aug 23 2004, 11:31 PM
Is the database being sent to you on a CD ???
Have you checked the file attibutes to see if it's set to Read Only ???
Aug 24 2004, 11:32 AM
I saved it to my hard drive, but got the same "read only" message. I've checked and the "read only" file attribute is checked, but it's grayed out (on my copy). The strange thing is that her local copy that she emailed me was not set to read only in the file attributes. Strange deal. Anyway, I ended up converting the db to 2002 format, and now I'm working with the new copy that allows me to save.
Thanks for your help! Dustin
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