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Warning: QuickBooks cannot open this file because it exists as a Read-Only file

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
Why this is happening

This error can occur when:

  • Opening a company file located on read-only media (such as a CD-ROM)

 

How to fix it

Intuit recommends 3 solutions for this problem. The first solution may solve your problem, or you may need to try all to resolve the issue. For best results, perform the solutions in the order shown.

KB ID# SLN40524
9/26/2016 6:53:09 PM
PPRDQSSWS406 9138 Pro 2017 726844