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A friend of mine is trying to open an excel spreadsheet and each time it opens as a read only file. what can be done so that he can open the file for editing?

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Open Windows Explorer (Not Internet Explorer) and locate the file. Right click on the file and select Properties. At the bottom of the General tab, uncheck the Read Only box and click OK.

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