1. iradeut's Avatar
    All of a sudden, every time I open a word or excel doc from SkyDrive, the document is always read only. To be clear, I'm opening these from within windows explorer. Anyone have any clues?
    11-23-2013 08:00 PM
  2. mase123987's Avatar
    All of a sudden, every time I open a word or excel doc from SkyDrive, the document is always read only. To be clear, I'm opening these from within windows explorer. Anyone have any clues?
    have you tried clicking "Edit Document" and then selecting one of the two options provided? It is in the menu bar.
    11-23-2013 08:04 PM
  3. tgp's Avatar
    All of a sudden, every time I open a word or excel doc from SkyDrive, the document is always read only. To be clear, I'm opening these from within windows explorer. Anyone have any clues?
    Were you previously able to edit the same files that you now cannot?
    11-23-2013 08:52 PM
  4. iradeut's Avatar
    Yes. I was previously able to edit and save them. Now if I edit, it won't allow me to save it, I have to "save as" and give it a new name
    11-24-2013 04:50 PM
  5. Ramck's Avatar
    I am using Windows 8.1 which comes SkyDrive embedded in and there is no way to repair or reinstall unless you do a total restore. How I solved the problem is I copied all my SkyDrive files to another folder and then deleted them from the SkyDrive. Then I went to the task manager (press keys ctrl,shift and esc at the same time) and ended the SkyDrive task under Processes by right clicking on SkyDrive. Then went to clicked on the C drive/ users/ your name and located the SkyDrive folder. Right click and delete the SkyDrive folder and then reboot. Then copied and pasted my files back into the SkyDrive. SkyDrive properties still say read only but my files do not open in read only mode anymore
    01-08-2014 03:22 PM
  6. Dave Firebrand's Avatar
    Thanks Ramck, it worked a treat on both my Win 8.1 devices.
    01-12-2014 01:52 AM
  7. Ramck's Avatar
    For what is is worth this problem reoccurs when I access the SkyDrive App on my iPhone 4s
    01-29-2014 09:02 AM

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