Read-only TreePad files
You can make any file read-only in Windows by right-clicking its title in Windows Explorer and checking the Read-only attribute box.
If you open a read-only TreePad file, TreePad will display the pop-up message The file you opened is READ-ONLY, which you can close by clicking OK. Although TreePad allows you to edit the file, these edits can only be saved when you choose another file using Main menu ⁄ File ⁄ Save as.
If you view the file without editing it, closing it is uneventful. However, if you have edited it and selected the Automatically save all data when TreePad closes option in Main menu ⁄ View ⁄ Options ⁄ Shutdown, TreePad will report Can not save to readonly file. In this case, you should open the Options ⁄ Shutdown window and change this to Ask whether or not to save data when TreePad closes (default) before closing the file. After the file is closed, you can change it back.