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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 user)...
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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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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) ...