read-only file


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Noun1.read-only file - (computer science) a file that you can read but cannot change
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer file - (computer science) a file maintained in computer-readable form
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Professional-grade computer forensics products read disks sector by sector, then implement a read-only file system for analysis of the suspect system.
So when you try subsequently to open your file, Word, in a misguided effort to protect your file, either won't let you open it or lets you only view it as a read-only file.
Receiving this dialog box is not a problem because it's a read-only file anyway.