11.01.2020
Michael Bessell
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I am hoping someone can help me with a little problem. I have recently bought a PC running Windows 10.

To save time I have created a start-up template file in Rebelle and have changed the file's properties to 'Read Only' so that I can't make any changes to it, but Windows 10 appears to be ignoring this 'Read Only' state and just lets me make changes to the file. On a Mac you have the options to 'Lock' the file, or turn it into a 'Stationery Pad' file which automatically creates a duplicate when you open it. On the Windows platform Rebelle disregards the file's 'Read Only' state and allows changes to be made to it. Is this an oversight of the programmers of Rebelle or a problem with how my Windows is set up? I am still learning how to use Windows and am not totally on top of it yet. I have tested 'Read Only' files in other software (Artrage and Blender) and there is no problem with them, that is, they won't allow a Read-Only file to be overwritten. It seems to be a peculiarity with Rebelle.

14.01.2020
Veronika EscapeMotions
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Hi Michael,

thank you for reporting this!

Yes, you are correct, we were able to reproduce it as well. The issue here is that Rebelle first writes the file into a temporary folder, then deletes the original file and replaces it with the new one. We would expect Windows to stop this operation internally, but it does not. As the problem is a bit more complicated I am afraid we won't be able to fix it soon, but I'll put it on our list of issues and the development team will get back to it later.

16.01.2020
Michael Bessell
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Hi Veronika, thanks for your reply. I was concerned most of all that my Windows 10 was acting weirdly.

 

I have found an easy solution is to immediately save the file as a different name as soon as I open it, leaving the template as it was unchanged. 

17.01.2020
Veronika EscapeMotions
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Hi Michael,

yes, that is a handy workaround :)