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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 Restrict Default User Permissions for New Public Sites in SharePoint Online?

SharePoint Online admin here. In our organization there are several thousand users and even more SPO sites. We are trying to tackle challenges with site permissions that potentially expose us to risks ...
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Comments in read-only Word/Excel files

Do you have any ideas on how to allow users to comment/discuss on contents in Word/Excel files when the users only has read permissions to the documents? Ideally we would like to use the built-in ...
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Making same SharePoint site Read only over internet

I have a SharePoint server 2019. running with multiple Web app and site collection underneath. Now there is an requirement to make only one site collection available over internet and that too in read ...
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How to add multiple read-only columns to Sharepoint List

I am creating a Sharepoint List in Sharepoint Online. I am uploading from an excel file and I want all the columns to be read-only except for something like 'Status' or 'Notes.' When I upload from ...
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How do I make my Word document read-only in a SharePoint library when I'm not an owner of that library?

Generally, owners and members of a SharePoint group seem to be able to edit all documents in the SharePoint group's document library. Is there a way to make a specific document in that library (here, ...
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As the author of content, is there a way to view content as a read-only user will see it?

I am creating pages for a new site, and want to get a sense of what the site contents will look like to a read-only user. In other words I want a way to hide all the features that I am seeing as site ...
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Modify a file's 'SortBehavior' field value

In a SharePoint Online Document library I have converted folders to document sets via PowerShell. However, the resulting document sets still have a value of "1" in the hidden and read-only ...
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Why Can't I edit a Required Column in Grid View on SharepPoint Online?

I am developing a company's SharePoint online site for internal communications. I have Full Control permissions to the entire site. I created a list called HR FAQs and want to grant editing ...
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SharePoint : "edit properties" greyed out for folders but not files

In my SharePoint 2010 site I can't edit properties for folders. I have full control permission on the whole site.
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Q. SharePoint Online - Setting LockState property via PowerShell not successful and no error reported

I have been attempting to Unlock a ReadOnly site in SharePoint Online. I have tried with PNP Connect-PnPOnline $SiteURL -Credential $Cred Set-PnpSite -LockState "Unlock" I have tried with ...
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Cannot save FieldUserValue. Error: "Invalid data has been used to update the list item. The field you are trying to update may be read only."

this is my code: var context = new SP.ClientContext.get_current(); var targetList = context.get_web().get_lists().getByTitle("reqLegales"); //my list context.load(targetList); var item = ...
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How we can build a sharepoint field which is Read-only + visible inside the list setting (similar to the created and created by built-in fields)

when building a sharepoint list, i always have a requirement to have a field which can not be edited using the list forms + can not be edited using quick edit grid >> so i always set the field ...
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MS Project file opening in read only mode

We had an MS Project file on SharePoint Online that is synced to the task list. Before I joined the company something happened (I realize it’s not helpful but nobody understands what happened) which ...
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Powershell script to get all the Read-Only columns inside a list

I have 4 custom lists which i want to replicate manually inside another tenant. now i can access the list content type and re-create the columns, but how i can know if the list have any Read-Only ...
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ReadOnlyField Vs ReadOnlyEnforced when creating Site Columns

When creating a new site column inside Sharepoint Online, we have 2 options to set: ReadOnlyField and ReadOnlyEnforced. So, what are the differences between these 2 settings? As far as, I know ...
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Is it possible to set a SharePoint Online list as read only without having to edit permissions?

I have a list in SharePoint Online that I would like to make read-only. I would normally remove the edit permission from all roles in the list permissions, but I want to even prevent site-collection ...
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Why does SharePoint open files read only when I access them through Windows Explorer?

If I put the address of a SharePoint folder (I have read/write access to) in Explorer and open an excel file, it opens read only and will not let me edit. I did this by copying the URL of the ...
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How to make a SP2013 subsite (not site collection) read-only?

Is there any way to make a SP2013 subsite (not site collection) read-only? I know you can make a site collection read-only using site policies but how can one make a subsite Read-Only without altering ...
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Library enforcing one person at a time for reading (block concurrent read)

In order to be compliant with a digital document licensing model - no concurrent access, which requires that a given (read-only) digital document is blocked even for reading while it is open by ...
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Site Collection Read-Only lock renders 'View in Browser' fail

We are on SharePoint 2016 with Office Online Server 2016. We have sites that we'd like to lock in read-only mode (per CA), but upon doing so will make the viewing the document in the browser view fail ...
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Need to Open file in Read-only in SharePoint Online

By default, SharePoint Online files are opening in Online mode (Edit form), but my requirement is to open SharePoint file in Read-only mode by default in the browser (Chrome & Edge) then it will ...
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Can a user be given read only access to all items when Item-level Permissions are enabled?

In a list with these settings: Read items that were created by the user Create items and edit items that were created by the user Is it possible to grant read only permission to view all items? ...
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MS Access database opens in read-only mode

I have an Access database (format .accdb) in my Documents directory in my Sharepoint Online instance. When I open the file, MS Access loads but it opens in read-only mode, showing the following: If ...
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custom Edit/New/display Form at modern experience

As we know at Modern page at SharePoint Online, the New/Edit/display Form are all combined in one output, In my case, I need to set one field as hidden in edit / new form ; but visible at display ...
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SPUtility.GetSPField MakeReadOnly Not working on Required Person Field

On my edit form I have a required name field that I want to make readonly. Here is what I have in javascript file: $(document).ready(function(){ SPUtility.GetSPField("Name").MakeReadOnly(); ...
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Office Client opens all files in read only if sharepoint is open via https

Since today all MS Office files (Word, Excel) are open in the word Client application as Read Only mode, if I visit the SharePoint via https. If I Change the URL to http instead the Office files can ...
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Will event receiver trigger on a SharePoint 2013 on premise site if site collection has been set to read only

I have one SP site where there is an event receiver that gets executed and keeps track of all the information about the documents which are getting downloaded. Business plans to make this site read ...
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Sharepoint online powershell for changing list content type

i need help with readonly content type on list. I have sitecollection ex. "sites/SC". In that sitecollection i have 1000 subwebs ex. "sites/SC/web1". In each subweb i have one document library ex. "...
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How To Quickly Remove Access To A SharePoint Online Site

Sometimes we have a requirement to stop users from accessing a SharePoint Online site. For example, if there's an issue with data and we want a stable/non-changing site to work with we would like to ...
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Make default value of single line of text be read-only on new/edit form

I'm using SP 2013 and have a list, within the list is a field called TrainText1 - it provides a step of the training which is being signed off, so the users know what they are signing off against. ...
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How to make people picker read only after populating data in SharePoint Online

I'm using below code to get user and respective manager details from AD. $(document).ready(function() { var userAccountName= $().SPServices.SPGetCurrentUser(); //Set current logged in user ...
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Set a rich text field in a SharePoint field to read-only via Javascript

I'd like to set a richtext field to read-only via Javascript/JQuery. Would be great if it works at SP 2013, 2016 and SharePoint Online
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Disable / read-only drop down list in form

With help from here, I've successfully made some of the fields in my SP forms read-only (disabled). However, it seems the same method does not apply for drop-down lists. I have a drop down list I ...
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SP2013 Disable form field based on permissions group

I've tried and tried other options, and cannot come up with a solution to this one that actually works, so I wanted to put this one out there for help. As the title describes, I'm trying to disable (...
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How to set read only form fields in different content types

I have a list with 4 content types and a workflow. The workflows allows to register and proceed the "new idea"" 1 step - Registration 2 step - Categorization 3 step - Operation 4 step - ...
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Metadata filtering on libraries for users having "Read only" access

We have a library where all the files have been tagged using 5 Metadata terms for each (so 5 Metadata term sets, and a lot more terms underneath each). The problem is that all users can see all the ...
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Quick edit View- Readonly rows

can somebody please help me with making readonly rows in Quick edit view in sharepoint 2013. There are readonly column using AllowgridEditing = false but there seems to be no possible way to make ...
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O365, how to set read only permissions on site collection inclusive all subsites/content below?

I am building some logic programmatically. The target is to archive a site collection. I need to remove all the permissions and give everybody read permissions. In SharePoint 2013 on prem it was ...
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Undeclare a Record with only Site collecton admin rights

Sharepoint Online: I have a problem with a list item that was declared as record but now is impossible to undeclare. Despite I am the Site Collection Amdinistrator, when going to Compliance Details ...
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Hide dropdown in Edit.aspx but still have it functional?

In SharePoint 2013. My workflow requires that the user edit a task, fill in a field, and click a "Completed" button which then changes a "Task Status" dropdown to "Completed". Once the dropdown ...
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Prevent user from saving file on local hard drive

I'm a newbie to Sharepoint and I was wondering if it's possible to upload an Excel document and stop other users from downloading this file. I would like to have this file readable only inside ...
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Make Column Read-Only in Edit Form

I am attempting to lock down some fields in the Edit Form so that the data cannot be accidentally changed. I am knowledgeable of how to use script and content editor web parts, so I am able to insert ...
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2007 - Unable to save Excel (opened always in read-only)

I'm using SharePoint 2007. I've a list with some links, one of them is a link to an Excel document (.xlsx) that is saved in a document library. My list is showed on the home page of the site, so an ...
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How can i force a filled form to be open directly ReadyOnly mode

I have a SharePoint list. People can fill the form and submit that form to the list. I created a calculated column with the code below. This code générated a link in the list. Once people click on the ...
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2013 Check out and Edit PDF file

I have some issues with Sharepoint 2013 document library, for edit/check out PDF File, only for PDF document. I have some premiums users that absolutely need the "checkout and edit" functionnality ...
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When clicking on document, not prompting with 'Read-only' or 'Edit'

The problem is that when trying to open a document to edit it, usually it prompts you with 'Read-only' or 'Edit'. I have rights to edit the document, but it the prompt does not show up. My colleagues ...
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Insert items with rest into a read only list?

So i have this problem. I want my list to be read only for everyone (maybe not administrators). So far i can just set some permissions and work is done. But then i want to be able to upload items ...
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Cant view Sharepoint Online List Items with Visitor read permissions

Apologies for basic question, but im stumped! Ive granted site visitors read access but they cant see any items in any list. If i set the permissions to contribute/read then they can see the items. ...
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Unable to undeclare a record

I am trying to undeclare a record but it won't just work for some documents while it works for most of the document. It will say this item cannot be undeclared as a record because it is checked out. ...
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How to make a file read only in a folder?

I have a folder in sharepoint which contains excel sheets, is there a way to make it so people can only open read only files from the folder? So when they open the excel sheet it is read only
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