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Offline ScottieMTopic starter

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Can only open files as Read Only
« on: Feb 13, 2018, 01:07:30 PM »
Good Morning,
This morning when we tried to open a project (dwg file), we're getting a "Read Only" warning. It is happening to all our drawings.
If we open the drawing as a ready only, and save it as something else, it seems to be working fine.
There were no crashes and it's happing on multiple computers. And we checked, no one else has the files open.

Were using a network Fabrication CADmep 2017.
Any ideas?
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Re: Can only open files as Read Only
« Reply #1 on: Feb 13, 2018, 02:33:22 PM »
I'm assuming the files are on a server? Anything change on the server side?

I found this article, see if this helps.
https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/DWG-files-unexpectedly-become-Read-Only.html
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Re: Can only open files as Read Only
« Reply #2 on: Feb 13, 2018, 08:41:54 PM »
Brilliant find.
The files do reside on a server network.
I've asked the IT guys to reboot our server after work.
We must have had something going on.
We opened it as a read only and resaved it as another name and all was well. But when we manually tried to save, the new file was read only too, or protected.
The file extensions were alright.
 
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Re: Can only open files as Read Only
« Reply #3 on: Feb 13, 2018, 08:45:43 PM »
we had the same thing happen a while back.  Not sure what was causing it but it went away.
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Re: Can only open files as Read Only
« Reply #4 on: Feb 14, 2018, 02:00:22 AM »
It happens to me randomly it's more than likely a windows thing not a cad thing since windows creates the lock file. I would go through and delete the  dwl files and that will solve the read only problem. Just confirm windows removes the file after you close the file. I also had a short run where windows didnt create a lock file which was fin until someone else opened the file and i got locked out of saving in the middle of a session. Hope this helps, so look at windows not cad

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Re: Can only open files as Read Only
« Reply #5 on: Feb 14, 2018, 12:32:29 PM »
See if you can re-create saving to your Local Hard Drive, if you can't then I would point to the Server and say FIX. :)
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