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 Post subject: I Can't Make changes on .RTF Files
PostPosted: Apr Thu 20, 2017 3:19 am 
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I had a hard drive failure and had to have Win 7 reinstalled on a new hard drive, when I got my computer back from the computer shop I put back some of my data.
All went well except when I opened a word pad .RTF file it opened just fine but I found a typo
in the text so I corrected it but when I tried to save the changes it said "denied"
The strange thing was I was the one who typed the RTF file in this computer before the hard drive failed.
The failed hard drive had 17 bad sectors in it and the computer would not boot up, i got the old drive back from the computer shop and I had no trouble getting the data off it using my USB cable to hard drive adapter.
All my music plays fine, all videos play fine and all other data seems fine.
Do you think by moving those RTF files off the bad hard drive caused those files to deny changes?

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 Post subject: Re: I Can't Make changes on .RTF Files
PostPosted: Apr Thu 20, 2017 3:24 am 
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Maybe the file somehow got the read only flag set on it. Check the file properties.

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 Post subject: Re: I Can't Make changes on .RTF Files
PostPosted: Apr Thu 20, 2017 3:29 am 
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palegreenthumb wrote:
Maybe the file somehow got the read only flag set on it. Check the file properties.

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READ ONLY is unchecked and the HIDDEN is checked.

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 Post subject: Re: I Can't Make changes on .RTF Files
PostPosted: Apr Thu 20, 2017 4:01 am 
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I have that problem when I send a file across the network as opposed to pulling the file off of a networked computer. Confused? O.K. try copying the file and rename by adding a number like 1 to the file then open and try to edit.. If that does not work you will have to change the file permissions see:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lib ... 44(v=ws.11).aspx

If nothing in Microsoft software you have will allow a change of permissions then one will have to take a drastic measures and use third party software to do the job.

Google terms: [Software to change permissions on a locked file]

Also try Sourceforge for freeware... https://sourceforge.net/

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 Post subject: Re: I Can't Make changes on .RTF Files
PostPosted: Apr Thu 20, 2017 11:16 am 
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Use the "attrib" command to examine and change the file and folder attributes.

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 Post subject: Re: I Can't Make changes on .RTF Files
PostPosted: Apr Thu 20, 2017 3:50 pm 
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I've had similar problems in the past. What I've done was the low tech way. I selected the entire file and clicked COPY. Then I pasted it to whatever other text handling software I had available, usually MS Word, but if you don't have that try pasting it into your email client as a message. At that point you might be able to make said changes. I've had better than 50/50 success.
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 Post subject: Re: I Can't Make changes on .RTF Files
PostPosted: Apr Fri 21, 2017 12:08 am 
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Try "Save As..." instead of just Save. Give it a new name, just change one character to denote it's different. Load it back in to verify, then you can either delete or keep the original.


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 Post subject: Re: I Can't Make changes on .RTF Files
PostPosted: Apr Fri 21, 2017 3:42 pm 
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THANKS guys!
The "copy" and paste in a new wordpad worked out.
I have not tried to "save As" but I will try that also.
Thanks again

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