InDesign document opens as read only

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  • #116245

    V S
    Member

    Hi

    What does it mean when an InDesign opens as read only every single time?
    I’m working off a server network and this only happens with this one particular document.

    Any idea how I could fix it?

    Thanks
    V

  • #116247

    Erica Gamet
    Member

    That’s usually a permissions issue. Check permissions on that file or its enclosing folder and make sure you have write privileges.

  • #116286

    V S
    Member

    I’ve checked all those things. All the permissions are set to Read & Write and the file is not locked in any way.
    The strange thing is that it doesn’t happen consistently but only 1 out of 2 times I open the file.

  • #116287

    Andre Vandal
    Member

    We have a similar intermittent problem here with our files on the server (located in a another building), we have yet to find a solution, but if we do I’ll let you know. One thing, this started happening to us when we switched from an «smb://» connection to an «afp://» one.

  • #116305

    V S
    Member

    We are using Macs and connecting to a Windows based server using the afp:// protocol.
    The server is in the same building though.

    Thanks for your replies.

  • #120153

    L MB
    Member

    We are having similar problem; All the permissions are set to Read & Write and the file is not locked in any way.
    And it doesn’t happen consistently but only 1 out of 2 times I or someone else opens the file. We are using Macs and PC to access indd on a windows server.
    Was there a resolution to this?

    • This reply was modified 7 months ago by  L MB.
  • #122391

    I have a similar issue. We have three computers that are networked together to work on InDesign pages. Permissions are set properly.

    Every time one particular computer opens and saves a page, it will become a “read only” when either of the other two computers open it. So we then have to save it as a copy and then delete the older version of the page. This is infuriating, and has more than once led to us losing work because the wrong version of a page was opened or saved. This has not always been the case, but began a few months ago.

  • #123531

    Tessa Avila
    Member

    I am having the same issue with my InDesign book files. Suddenly the individual chapters within my book are read-only when I open them. I am on just one freelancer computer, no networking at all. I never touched any permissions and they opened fine 10 minutes ago. Help!

  • #124032

    Joe Karl
    Member

    SO WHO HAS THE ANSWER

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