How to make a file read-only in Windows 8?

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How can I make it so that anyone with access to my PC can open and read a file, but not make any changes to it?

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jimlynch
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Henyfoxe has a great answer for this question, but you can also get answers for other Windows 8 questions on Microsoft's Windows 8 support site:

http://support.microsoft.com/product/windows/windows-8-1

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