Commit a file to a WORM state through Windows Explorer

You can commit a file to a WORM state through Microsoft Windows Explorer. This procedure describes how to commit a file through Windows 7.

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To commit a file to a WORM state, you must apply the read-only setting. If a file is already set to a read-only state, you must first remove the file from a read-only state and then return it to a read-only state.


  1. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the file you want to commit to a WORM state.
  2. Right-click the folder and then click Properties.
  3. In the Properties window, click the General tab.
  4. Select the Read-only check box, and then click OK.