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Excel 2010 Read Only Conundrum

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We have a file that contains a Macro that was written back in 2006. Of course the people/person are no longer with the firm.

When you open the file it looks like there is nothing there, however, when you go to View, Unhide is viewable and when you click on this a window opens with the name of the file.

i.e. the file name in the folder is January 2006.xls and I open it

Excel open but there are no Sheets

Press Unhide and a window opens [Unhide Workbook] with the name of the file January 2006

Press OK and the Sheet is now visible BUT the file is read only

I need to make changes to the Macros within the workbook but cannot save the file as it is Read Only.

Can an Expert explain how to open this as Read/Write please
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Question by:Jagwarman
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by:Andy M
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What happens if you try to save the document with a different file name - does it still only open in read-only at that point as well?
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by:Jagwarman
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Yes it does
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Andy M earned 2000 total points
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When you go to save there should be a tools option in the save dialog box. In here you should have an option: General Options and in here you can specify if a document is read-only or requires passwords to open in a specific way - would be worth seeing if anything has been set in there.
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by:Jagwarman
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Tried that, it is blank.
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by:Jagwarman
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Andy, you have sussed it. What it is is, I have read only rights on that drive not read/Write

Thanks
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