Trying to edit a read only file
Kim Beach last edited by
I am a newbie and I am trying to edit a file but Notepad is saying it is read only. I looked at the properties and “read only” is not checked. Please help!
Scott Sumner last edited by
Possible you have it open (or previewed) in an Explorer window running with elevated privileges? Just a guess but I’ve seen similar questions asked end with that as the problem…
guy038 last edited by guy038
Hello, @kim-beach and All,
May be I’m wrong but I’ll give a try !
The coloured icon, at the left of the file name, in tabs, may be :
Blue, if it refers to a saved file, which has not been modified, since that time
Red, if it refers to a modified file, which has not been saved, since that time
Grey, if it refers to a file, with the N++ temporary flag Read-Only “ON” ( See the option Edit > Set Read-Only )
Just note that this N++ option is independent from the classical Read-Only flag of Windows. This N++ option is cancelled, as soon as you close the file or Notepad++. It just stays active, during the current N++ session, and prevents you for modifying the file, in any way !
I hope that it’s related to your problem !