Can't open Excel attachments

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by labuckland, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. labuckland macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2009
    I get an error message that says the file cannot be accessed because it is a "read-only" or in a read only location. I tried both opening it from the email and saving it to my desktop and opening it. Both ways I get the same message. These are files that I believe were created on Excel for Windows.

    I am using a Macbook Pro running OS X 10.6.2

  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Highlight the file's icon, then
    Get Info > Sharing & Permissions

    If you're in an Admin account, unlock it (click on the padlock, enter password)
    Now you should be able to change it to Read and Write.

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