Excel file save as, then original is opened as read-only

Annemieke Vonk 21 Reputation points

I have a problem. I have a file named "Period1" for example.
When this is finished I save as: "Period2".
When I open "Period1" again, it opens as Read only.
This is on my laptop from work.

At home the original file "Period1" opens normal.
What could to be the solution?

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  1. Jenny Yan-MSFT 9,326 Reputation points

    Kindly note that Q&A forum only support topics shared on the homepage and your problem with Excel should be assisted in following Answers forum. Kindly create a new question there is more assistance needed.

    Microsoft 365 and Office

    Per searching, it is instructed that following type of files will be open in Protected View by default.

    1. originate from the Internet
    2. are located in potentially unsafe locations
    3. are received as attachments to an e-mail message

    However, by going to File>Options>Trust Center>Trust Center Settings>Protected View, you can change that behaviour for each of the above individual cases.

    If the documents have the Read-only attribute set, you can go to File>Options>General and uncheck the box for "Open e-mail attachments and other uneditable files in reading view".


    Hope this helps and please help to accept as Answer if the response is useful.


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