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 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.
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 Desktop that was used to create the file.