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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 (!site.WebApplication.ContentDatabases[0]....
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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The documents on sharepoint will open in 'Read Only' mode even though i try to open in 'Edit' mode

The documents on share point will open in 'Read Only' mode even though i try to open in 'Edit' mode.
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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 view--...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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? ...