> 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.
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.
James Posey Associates