Opening a file as read-only in Excel 365

SimonR

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I am trying to open a file as read-only in Excel 365. Earlier versions of Excel have an Open dialog box which gives you the option to open a file as read-only, but this does not appear in 365, and this option does not appear when I right click on the file. Please help!
 

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Alex Blakenburg

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Do you not get the options below when you use the Excel Open File dialogue box ?

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SimonR

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No, this is what I got (with bits blanked out for security reasons):
 

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SimonR

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PS My OS is Windows 10 Enterprise.
 

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PS My OS is Windows 10 Enterprise.

I suggest that you update your Account details (or click your user name at the top right of the forum) so helpers always know what Excel version(s) & platform(s) you are using as the best solution often varies by version. (Don’t forget to scroll down & ‘Save’)

To open the file try Ctrl F12 & then you can select to open in Read Only
 

Alex Blakenburg

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Clicking on the Browse button on the screen in your screenshot should get you there as well.
Putting the Open Folder icon on your Quick Access Toolbar will work too.
 
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