When trying to open a company file, the following message appears:
Warning: QuickBooks cannot open this file because it exists as a Read-Only file. Please make the file Read-Writable and then try opening it again
This error can occur when:
Intuit recommends 2 solutions for this problem. The first solution may solve your problem, or you may need to try both to resolve the issue. For best results, perform the solutions in the order shown.
Solution 1: Verify QuickBooks version last used.
If the company file is not on a CD-ROM and the warning appears, restart the computer and try opening the company again. If that does not resolve the issue, use the following steps to determine the version of QuickBooks that was used to create the file.
Solution 2: Move the company file from the read-only media to the local computer.
If this solution does not resolve the issue, you can read discussions and post messages and questions relating to your issue on the Intuit QuickBooks Community site. You can also review other available QuickBooks support options for additional guidance.