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    Default who write protected my drawing?

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    I was in the process of changing a group of drawings from their default setup to the actual setup I will be using. I went back to check one of them and got a "write protected" warning. I opened it the first time to change the set-up and now I can't open it again to make more changes. I don't know how it got write protected, "there's nobody here but us chickens". How do you remove write protection?

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    and by the way what is " thread rating "

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    don't know about thread rating but did you close your drawing before trying to open it again. I always work in single document mode but I know in multi document mode it is possible to try and open a drawing twice.
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    In Windows Explorer, rt-clk of the filename, click Properties, there's a check box for Read Only
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    If you're opening it from the dialog box in acad, make sure "Open read only' is not selected
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    "drawing file is write protected" when i save file this error comes. how to solve .

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    Close the other copy of the drawing that is open.

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    Save the drawing under a different name using the option "Save as".

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    Remove the read only attribute of the file.
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    Might the drawings be stored on a server?

    The rest is easy. I like working with write protected files. That'll force me to save the drawing with a revision; i.e.: USMC-D17a (the small "a" being the revision).

    In your file manager (oops, old name), I mean Explorer, you can always delete, rename, change attributes, add comments (I like adding comments).
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    you un protected that by right clicking ur folder and change the folder settings to un protected

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