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Getting permission error when trying to open contacts

New Member
Posts: 2
Country: United States

Getting permission error when trying to open contacts

We were clearing off our workstation to wipe the hard drive due to a virus.  Instead of backing up our ACT! contacts, we saved them to CD.  Wiped the hard drive, reinstalled ACT! 6.0 but when trying to open the contacts get the following messages:  (1) The database is read only then (2) You do not have persmission to read and write this file:  D:\ACT\DATABASE\CONTACTS.DBF.  How can I open these contacts or is all lost?
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Getting permission error when trying to open contacts

Copying files to a CD will mark the file as Read Only. You'll need to modify the attributes of the files to remove the RO flag
New Member
Posts: 2
Country: United States

Re: Getting permission error when trying to open contacts

Yes, I will sound dense when I ask this but can I change the attributes from the CD?  Is it a simple matter of right-clicking?  Thanks for your help!!
Platinum Elite Contributor
Posts: 14,384
Country: Australia

Re: Getting permission error when trying to open contacts

Once you copy them to your hard drive, you can right-click and select Properties... and each of the files