How to Make a Windows Notepad File Read-Only

To protect a Windows Notepad file as Read-Only you can follow the below steps.

Step 1: Create your file using Notepad and save it.

Step 2: Now right click on the file and select Properties.

Properties - Windows

Step 3: Under General tab, under Attributes, check the option "Read-only"

How to Make a Notepad file Read-Only

Click OK. Now no one will be able to edit and make changes to the file.

Simply uncheck "Read-Only" option to make this file editable again.

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on a Windows 11 PC.

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