Hi, Steve. Right click on the file name, go to properties, and there should be a place to check something other than "read only." If you don't see it immediately, click on the other tabs at the top of the properties dialog box. You may need to copy it to your hard drive before you can change it. Hope this helps, although I'm using Win98se. A~J ----- Original Message ----- From: "MATLIN" <MATLIN@> To: <24hoursupport@> Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 2:52 PM Subject: [24hoursupport] READ ONLY FILE > > I was working on a spreadsheet on a 3.5 floppy and saved it. > When I tried to open it the next day, I got a message that said - can't access - read only file. > > How do I change the attribute or status to acquire the data. > It is excel 2000. > > > Steve - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.