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buddmom
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write protected?

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02-07-2007 06:47 PM
how do i take off the write protected every time i save a drawing? also when i save i can not bring it back up telling me its invalid file?? can you help me?
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Re: write protected?

02-07-2007 07:20 PM in reply to: buddmom
buddmom wrote:
> how do i take off the write protected every time i save a drawing? also when i save i can not bring it back up telling me its invalid file?? can you help me?
>
Write protected? Open My Computer, file the folder where your drawings
are, pick each of them and then at the upper left of your dialog box,
pick File>Properties and uncheck Read only. If, however, these are files
that were copied from a CD, then be aware that they will always be write
protected UNTIL you uncheck the Read only box.
*Dean Saadallah
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Re: write protected?

02-08-2007 02:46 PM in reply to: buddmom
Don't work off a CD perhaps.

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jluby
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Registered: ‎07-16-2007
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Re: write protected?

07-26-2007 12:16 PM in reply to: buddmom
Are you by any chance using an Adaptec Snap Server as a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device?

Is the file being set to "READ ONLY" only, or are the "SYSTEM" and "HIDDEN" attributes being set as well?

You can check by opening a "CMD" window to DOS, changing to the problem directory, and issuing the ATTRIB command. You will see the file names with the combination of A S H R next to them. The Attributes can be cleared with the following:

"attrib -s -h -r *.dwg"

AutoCAD 2007, and 2008 have caused every drawing opened to be set S H R. The setup was fine with ADT 3.3 and ADT 2005. Neither AutoCAD nor Adaptec want to take credit.

John Luby
James Posey Associates
jluby@jamesposey.com
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jluby
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Registered: ‎07-16-2007
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Re: write protected?

07-27-2007 05:35 AM in reply to: buddmom
I forgot to ask, have you found a solution to the problem?

John Luby
James Posey Associates, Inc.

jluby@jamesposey.com
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