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othomas116
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11-05-2012 12:02 PM

Keep getting error message everytime I try to open a civil 3D 2012 tutorial file.  it says  C:\PROGRAM FILES\AUTODESK\AUTOCAD CIVIL 3D 2012\HELP\CIVIL TUTORIALS\DRAWINGS\POINTS-1.DWG IS CURRENTLY IN USE OR IS READ ONLY.  what do I do?

 

 

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antoniovinci
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Re: error message

11-05-2012 12:09 PM in reply to: othomas116

othomas116 wrote:

 what do I do?

 


First I'd check the READ-ONLY flag of that file in Explorer, then I'd erase every .DWL and .DWK in its directory, sir.

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michael.robertson
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Re: error message

11-05-2012 12:38 PM in reply to: othomas116

The files that are located in the Autodesk directories are marked as Readonly by the installer. I would suggest making copies of the files you want in a different directory. You'll still need to remove the readonly property after you make copies.

Mike Robertson
FL. Dept. of Transportation
CADD Applications Developer
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othomas116
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Re: error message

11-06-2012 02:01 PM in reply to: michael.robertson

How do I make copies of files and how do I remove the read only property.  NOT A COMPUTER TECH HERE.  Need more information on how to make the changes

 

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michael.robertson
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Re: error message

11-07-2012 04:08 AM in reply to: othomas116

I would highly suggest a basic computer course if you don't know how to copy a file. It is a basic requirement of using pretty much any type of computer program.

Mike Robertson
FL. Dept. of Transportation
CADD Applications Developer

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