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Message says drawing in use or read only

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02-07-2013 08:13 AM

Upgraded my computer to Windows 8 OS. I re-installed AutoCAD LT 2010. When I try to open a drawing it says drawing is currently in use or is read only. This a stand alone computer and not on a network.


What is my solution to this problem

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02-07-2013 11:50 AM in reply to: longmike94

Windows 8 is not supported yet.

not supported=no one is going to fix it. yet? Who knows so far.


The error is from Windows, not AutoCAD, your file is locked. Location of the file may be the problem: you'll need to find out if you have read/write/delete/rename abilities in that folder. If you post back provide a path to that folder, perhaps something obvious might pop-up.

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Re: Message says drawing in use or read only

03-04-2013 05:35 AM in reply to: pendean
I went to properties of drawing folder and from the sharing tab allowed everyone access to folder and my problem was resolved Michael P. Long, P.E. Consulting Electrical Engineer 3110 Georgene Cir S.W. Canton, OH 44706 330-418-2173 330-479-5482 (fax) Have a Great Day!!

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