InDesign document opens as read only
April 22, 2019 at 9:50 pm #116245
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?
April 23, 2019 at 7:41 am #116247Erica GametParticipant
That’s usually a permissions issue. Check permissions on that file or its enclosing folder and make sure you have write privileges.
April 29, 2019 at 6:35 pm #116286
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.
April 30, 2019 at 5:23 am #116287Andre VandalMember
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.
April 30, 2019 at 5:38 pm #116305
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.
December 6, 2019 at 11:10 am #14323612L MBMember
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?
January 20, 2020 at 2:01 pm #14323254Nathan ArnealMember
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.
March 26, 2020 at 11:15 am #1235314Tessa AvilaParticipant
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!
April 24, 2020 at 4:03 pm #1240326Joe KarlMember
SO WHO HAS THE ANSWER
August 11, 2022 at 7:18 am #14369399Daniel SelzerParticipant
some research seems to point to Sophos being an issue. Are any of you on systems with Sophos?
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