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Unable to unprotect file.

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    Unable to unprotect file.

    Using Excel (from Office SBE 2003) from another PC. It's a membership list and I'm taking over from the previous Member. Sec.
    The file's properties show that it is read only. I try to remove the check mark and apply but I'm told I need administrator privileges to do this. I'm the only one using my PC and I have a little applet which allows me to work as Administrator (or so I thought)
    I'm running Vista home premium and the Office prog is activated. I need to be able to access the data in this file. Help welcome. I'm new to Vista from XP Pro and begin to wish I hadn't bothered.
    My PC is a home brew, Gigabyte EPL 31, CPU Intel Dual. 4Gb SDRAM Gigabyte Graphics card, All the usual suspects hanging on the PC, CD R/RW, CD Rom, Scanner, 2 X Colour laser printers 1 Mono laser printer small internal network. Do a lot of newsletters for charities.

    Help if possible.
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    Re: Unable to unprotect file.

    Are you saying that the file is not protected from within Excel, e.g. Worksheet protection, Workbook protection, read-only recommended in Save As -> Tools -> General Options is not checked, there is no password to Open or Modify the workbook?

    If the file on your PC or network has an attribute of R, then you'll need to figure out how to get enough rights to remove that attribute. If you're asking for assistance with removing any of the aforementioned passwords, then we'll close the thread as we don't provide that type of assistance here.

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    Re: Unable to unprotect file.

    Have you tried opening the file in Excel, then saving it with a new name?

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