The state of a file or object that indicates it may not be overwritten with new information. Read-only objects are protected from overwriting or deletion by the file system, and certain security conditions must be met in order to override this behavior.

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Site collection locked & stucked in read only mode

I do have a SharePoint (2013) site collection that is stuck in read only mode due to a backup that was either interrupted or didn't terminated properly. I'm unable to unlock from : Site Quotas and ...
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Read only column in Custom List

I have searched for the best desired method for creating a read only column in a custom data list but I couldn't find anything solid in regards to the all view. My goal is to be the only one allowed ...
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Getting Site Collection admin email address if ReadOnly enabled

I have a site collection which is in read only state. I need to get Site Collection administrator's email address. I've tried to use elevated privileges, but still get "Attempted to perform an ...
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How to set people picker to readonly in infopath?

I am using sharepoint 2013. At one list I have implemented my custom edit page in infopath. I am using some sections and some rules. I would like to set a people picker field to readonly but I cannot ...
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My sharepoint opens a file into the client app as read-only, with no option to 'edit workbook' or save it

I have a sharepoint workbook with macros enabled and linked to an access db in a network folder. Now, when I open the file, it no longer gives me the edit workbood option and the top and prompts me ...
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Why are .xlsm files opened as read-only when .xlsx are not?

I have a number of Excel files attached to SharePoint 2010 records. Those with .xlsx extensions open quite happily and can be edited and saved back, but those with .xlsm (i.e. with embedded macros) ...
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Powershell How to unlock all sitecollections

I am trying to build a Powershell Script, which iterates over all SiteCollections and checks if they are on lockdown. This is because, sometimes some collections don't come back from read-only, after ...
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Is it safe to set Created By and Modified By fields as non-read-only?

Are there risks to set Created By or Modified By as non-read-only and leave them be as read-only fields? (I am considering this for a web Service based solution where the current user credentials ...
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How do I make date fields read only

I have two date fields that I need my end users to see but not modify. How can I achieve this in the best manner? I am not very versed in code so any detailed ideas you can provide would be great!
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The field you are trying to update may be read only error while adding item to list programmatically

I am adding a list item in from an application page which is redirected from web part page. My code is : protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) { SPSite site = new ...
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Creating a column that can only be modified by a group of people

I am creating a simple list (imagine a request for instance) in Sharepoint. This list can be modified by the user, but the field "Status" (Approved, rejected, waiting, -And any status I could imagine) ...
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Display read only properties

I am trying to add a 'Security Classification' field to the properties of a document. The requirements are that certain users should be able to change the field at a document library level, or if not ...
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How do I “give up” editing mode and view a document as read-only without closing and reopening?

In my SharePoint 2010 environment I currently have the document library setting "Require documents to be checked out before they can be edited?" set to no. All of my users are on Office 2007 and ...
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File opens in read-only mode only

I have added a column of type URL to my list. The column stores the URLs to files located in the document library on the same site. So, when I view the properties of my list item I can click on the ...
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Open a BizAgi (or any 'unknown' documenttype) directly without saving

When I save some .BPM (BizAgi) files in my Sharepoint document library, I can't open them without either saving them locally or checking them out. How can I allow a read-only option for these kind of ...
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I want a literal 'Read/view Only' library - no save, download or print functionality. Is this possible?

I have a number of documents that I want to be literally 'Read Only' in a Library (ideally view in the browser). This means that I want to disable the 'Save As', download and print functionality to ...
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How to add files manually to SharePoint site collect in readonly mode?

We have a SharePoint2010 on HTTPS with only one site collection. All users will have readonly access to the documents therefore site collect is locked to readonly. But we would like the site ...
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Checking if the content database is in read-only using javascript?

Hi I'm pretty new to SharePoint and javascript. I am trying to check if the content database is read-only, and if it is then preform a function eg. if ...
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Read only group can add documents/items

My read only OOB group can add items to document libraries and issue tracker lists. Can anyone help me turn this off? I have looked everywhere and I am stumped.
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How to show list as read-only, but not restrict permissions?

I have created a list. It inherits the permissions from the site settings and that's the way it should be. I want to create a SharePoint page in which I will show the list but I don't want to allow ...
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Documents opening in read only SharePoint/Office 2010

I recently switched SharePoint 2010 from http to https using URL rewrite and a purchased wildcard certificate. Since then, any time a user attempts to Edit Document in Application (i.e. Word, Excel, ...
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Upload document : Default value not applied on choice column if baseFieldControl.ControlMode = SPControlMode.Display

I created a new site column, a choice column with 5 values to pick from in a drop down list : 1, 2, 3, 4 (default value), 5 I then created a document content type using this column. The problem I am ...