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[Fixed]: Microsoft Word Opens Files in Read-only Mode


Office applications such as Word sometimes convert files to "read-only" mode without the user's consent. In addition, many users may forget or lose the Word modification password that has been set. Since the read-only mode does not allow editing, it may be annoying to change the default state or try to use a combination password to crack MS Word password. However, you can solve this problem quickly, and there are 5 ways to help you.

Overview of Microsoft Word Opens Files in Read-only Mode

The read-only mode of Microsoft Word prevents anyone from changing the content of the file. But in many cases, we need to remove the read-only mode of Microsoft Word in order to edit the Word document. For example, when we receive Word with an unknown password to modify, or forget or lose the MS Word read-only password we set. How to stop Microsoft Word Prompt: "The author would like you to open this as read-only, unless you need to make changes. Open as read-only? ", How to turn off Read-Only Mode in Microsoft Word? How to stop Microsoft Word from opening file in Read-Only mode? How do I change a Word document from read only? How to remove Read Only on a Word without password? How to edit Microsoft Word with unknown password? Follow steps below and all your problems can be solved.

Five Ways to Stop MS Word from Opening in Read Only, Turn Off/Disable Read Only in Word, Remove Read Only from Word and Edit Read Only Microsoft Word without Password

Method 1: Disable Edit Restrictions

Open the Read-only Microsoft Word document. Go to the 'Review' tab and click the 'Restrict Editing' tab. Then, in the new pane that opens, look for the 'Stop protection' button. Hit the button. When prompted for the password, request the person who configured it to provide it to you. Enter the password to remove Read-only mode.

Method 2: Uncheck 'Open e-mail attachments and other uneditable files in reading view'

Open the Word file on your computer. Click the 'File' tab and go to 'Options'. In the Word Options window that opens, switch to the 'General' tab in the left sidebar. Then, in the right-pane, scroll down and look for the option that reads as 'Open e-mail attachments and other uneditable files in reading view'. Uncheck the box marked against the option and hit the 'OK' button to save the changes.

Method 3: Change Microsoft Word File Properties

Right-click the MS Word document that open only in 'Read-only' mode and select 'Properties'. Un-check the box marked against 'Read-only' option.

Method 4: Disable the Preview Pane in File Explorer

Go to 'This PC' section and click on the 'View' tab. Select the option that says 'Preview pane' in the Panes section. This will disable the pane if it was enabled before.

Method 5: Remove Read-only from MS Word Using Any Word Permissions Password Remover

If the above 4 methods still cannot help you stop MS Word from opening in Read Only, turn off/disable Read Only in Word or remove Read Only from Microsoft Word, using Any Word Permissions Password Remover will be your ultimate solution. It can help you batch remove Read-only restrictions on Microsoft Office Word document in Seconds with 100% success rate.

How to Remove Read-only Protection from Microsoft Word and Edit/Modify Microsoft Word File without Password?

Free Download Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

Please download, install and launch Any Word Permissions Password Remover software on your computer. Register Any Word Permissions Password Remover software with license code and then fellow steps as below.

Step 1: Load Read-only Word File

Click "Add Files" button to import Read-only Word document files. You can select file and click "Remove Files" button to deleted unwanted Word documents on the interface or click "Clean Files" to remove all imported Word files.

Step 2: Remove Word Password

Select directory where you save the Word file with no restriction. Click "Start" button to remove Word Read-only/Modify/Edit Password within seconds.