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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How to make field readonly in one content type, but not another on same list

In a list with two content types - both with the same field "Title", I need to make the field readonly in one of the content types, but not the other (in one the title is manually set, in the other ...
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Site Collection url and read-only url, two urls for the same Site Collection

I have a Site Collection with specific users permissions (read, contribute...etc.) on "http://mysitecollection". I want to have another URL to this (same) Site Collection ...
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Where can I find documentation on built in read only list columns for SharePoint 2010?

I know for a fact that ID is a built in read only column. I think most SP admins and developers know this. Someone is trying to convince me otherwise. All I could find on MSDN was the following: "in ...
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SharePoint 2013 - User cannot edit documents on their computer, log on to mine and they can (they have correct permissions)?

I have a user who is trying to access MS Office 2013 files in SharePoint, this user has all the permissions necessary to edit the documents but when they open the files it says read only and when they ...
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How can I allow certain people to see all list items without edit permission?

So I have this issue with specific permissions. What I want is that certain people (not users, administration staff) can view all items of the custom list, but cannot edit them or delete them. On ...
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How to stop files from magically becoming Read Only?

I've had this document open since 8:00 AM when I came in to work. I occasionally make changes and save the document. Just now I tried to do the same but I get the following message: I'm getting ...
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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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Have contribute rights, but list is still Read-Only

If I'm trying to update a SharePoint List with Access, I get the following message: "Cannot update. Database or object is read-only." I've ensured that I've contribute rights to this list, ...
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346 views

How to Make Editable PDF Document Read-Only in SP 2010 Foundation Document Library

I created a modal input form that allows people to enter data, and upon submit creates a PDF document that gets stored in a document library. From there, it goes through a workflow based on people in ...
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Can we hide the yellow button bar for readonly user when he opened an Excel?

We are using SP2013 on-premise standard edition. When user with readonly permission opened a workbook link (e.g. http://sharepoint.com/sites/abc/shared document/abc.xlsx) he will see the yellow bar ...
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Editing a Sharepoint 2010 List record with Access 2013 - “Cannot Update. Database or object is read-only”

I've got kind of a weird problem, and I haven't been able to find an answer. I'm accessing a sharepoint list through Access, and I'd like to change a "status" field from "pending" to "complete". ...
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How to getSelectedItems of a list when user has Read permissions

I have a List where users select items from the List. I want to know which items were selected using JS. Here's a snippet: var selectedItems; var listId; var context = ...
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I want a literal 'Read/view Only' library - no save, download or print functionality

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 make a read only field with an incremental number?

I need to make a field that increases by 1 with every new item in a sharepoint list. And also make it a read-only field.
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Customer Column is now ReadOnly, how to bring it back to life

I am not sure how this happened but my Customer column is now Read-Only!! It shows in the views OK, but not in the view or editing of the item. I tried to go from O365 or even SharePoint manager ...
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Read Only field in View

We migrated a List with a field from 2010 where it was Read Only in Datasheet view. But in 2013 the Enhanced Rich Text field is now Editable. In 2013, Is there a way to make the Enhanced Text Field ...
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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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Read Only fields in Datasheet view 2010 are Editable in 2013

We migrated a list from 2010 to 2013. The 2010 Version used an Access Web Datasheet View. 2013 uses the Quick Edit / Datasheet view. The fields that were Multiple Lines of text (Enhanced Rich) have ...
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SharePoint 2010 FSSHTTP issue

Recently I have been experiencing issues opening documents in edit mode instead they default to open in Read-Only mode, which I believe FFSHTTP protocol is causing the issue since I was able to open ...
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Content Type Lookup Field is Read-Only

i cant set the content-type column in the datasheet view in MS access. sharepoint tells me the column is read-only but i cant find it in the column list because its a system standart and only looks ...
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112 views

ReadOnly columns in External List: SharePoint 2013.

I want to make some fields ReadOnly in External List in SharePoint 2013. I have tried JavaScript and SPUtility approaches as guided in this blog, but unfortunately did not work. In SharePoint ...
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Read access on site collection does not work

I have a site collection, to be more precisely it is Search Center, where i applied read access to "Everyone" (i'm using ADFS only, (different zone for search crawl which uses windows ...
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Establish read-only mode url for existing site collection in SharePoint2013

I have a site collection with url: http://intrasth.si. On this url all users have their permissions (read, contribute, approve,...) predefined via site collection settings by site collection ...
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How to set site collection readonly programmatically?

I created a custom action. This custom action is referencing to an application page. This application page is anonymous accessable. On this application page I have a button. When you click on this ...
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How to get rid of read-only column in datasheet view?

I'm trying to add lots of event to my calendar, so I'm using datasheet view of my calendar. But I found I can't copy-paste whole rows due to the recurrence column is read-only, and I can't hide it in ...
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Can I temporarily turn off content approval without “undesired results”

I adopted a sharepoint site that was incomplete and now I'm trying to bring some of the tasks to completion. One problem was that the content types used different columns (some site columns, some ...
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Force Document to Open in Read Only

I have a Document Library that has word documents in it. When users go to open a document they are prompted with a message letting them know they are about to open a document. It asks them "How ...
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Office 365 Read-only mode

Is there anyway to make the Office 365 Site Collection as Read-only mode? Please help me by providing your valuable reply.
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SharePoint 2010 Users cannot edit/open documents

Users with correct permissions are suddenly unable to to edit documents. When a document is clicked it is opened in Read-Only mode stating that the document is checked out to literally "Another User". ...
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Should Read Permissions users be able to see Site Actions on site home?

Within a test site, I have a test user set to read permissions. When the test user visits the homepage to that site, the yellow up folder icon is present but the Site Actions is not visible. Should ...
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Creating new copy of Infopath form to allow user to resubmit to library as new copy

I created a form in which once in status approved I am planning on having a new view which would be read only for the customer. Our customers need to have access to the library to look at their ...
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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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Different rules for different views of InfoPath form?

For a list item's form: I'd like for the full view of the form to show up when a new item is created. Then, that gets routed for approval to Approver. I want the Approver to see a different ...
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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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Updating the Created By field in a Sharepoint list using SOAP interface

I have a page that displays items from a Sharepoint list, and add items to that list. The page does this by sending requests to the Sharepoint SOAP service. I would like to overwrite the Created By ...
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Setting an SPSite to read-only from Application Page

We are trying to make a site read-only from the code-behind of an application page. When executing the code-snippet from a timer job or a console application it works perfectly, but it throws an ...
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Display documents in Read only mode - SharePoint 2013

I'm using SharePoint 2013 foundation, In my Visual WP, theres a SPGridView showing sharepoint documents in the document library with a few customizations. There is a link to read the document. When ...
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Inadvertently Created Content Type Column and now can't delete it

I created a column on my root site's content type and now cannot delete it. It is somehow locked as "Read Only" and I have tried PowerShell and SharePoint Designer 2010 and every option I could find ...
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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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Finding out what locked a site collection

We've had an instance twice now in which a client sharepoint site collection is going into read-only mode. We have no quotas set, the health of the farm is in overall good condition, and we haven't ...
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Sharepoint automatically checking out document to user when opened

I'd like to start by saying I have very little sharepoint knowledge, I'm just helping out a friend ... Basically, we have 2 users, one of which is the owner of a file on a sharepoint site (first ...
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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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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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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 ...