Questions tagged [read-only]

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 authentication))....
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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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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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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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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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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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How to set field readonly in one content type only?

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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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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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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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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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 "http://...
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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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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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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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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.