You're obviously working on a PC; all you have to do is right-click onQuote:> I have a very large FileMaker solution which I wanted to transfer to a
> colleagues machine. Since they have no ethernet connection or zip drive,
> but do have a CD-ROM, I burnt a CD of the solution.
> Unfortunately, after copying the solution from the CD to their hard drive,
> all the files opened up as Read Only. Obviously something about the CD
> burning process had locked the files into this form - which seems rather
> odd. How did the unopened FMP files know that they were being burnt!!? Any
> ideas? (No, I wasn't trying to open the files from the CD).
> With respect to transferring the large files, eventually I exported the
> vital, static data (ie, not the calculations) to text files and saved the
> FMP files as clones. This resulted in several pretty small files which all
> fitted one-by-one onto floppies. After re imorting into the clones, all the
> calculations refreshed of course and everythign was fine. Tedious but I
> guess I now have some good back ups! But is there an easier way?
each database file, go to PROPERTIES, and turn read-only OFF (uncheck
it). I don't know why that happens, but it happens to me as well.