SOLVED

Disable "read-only" settings on files in a synched library?

%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-914822%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EDisable%20%22read-only%22%20settings%20on%20files%20in%20a%20synched%20library%3F%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-914822%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EI'm%20an%20adminstrator%20to%20our%20entire%20Sharepoint%20site%20Collection%2C%20and%20I'm%20trying%20to%20sync%20libraries%20to%20my%20Explorer%2C%20which%20works%20fine%2C%20but%20for%20some%20reason%20they're%20%22read-only%22%20which%20means%20I%20cant%20do%20anything%20with%20the%20files%2C%20except%20read%20them%2C%20which%20is%20no%20use.%26nbsp%3B%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3EHow%20do%20I%20change%20that%20for%20myself%20and%20my%20users%20so%20that%20we%20can%20change%20documents%20through%20Explorer%3F%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-LABS%20id%3D%22lingo-labs-914822%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CLINGO-LABEL%3EAdmin%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3CLINGO-LABEL%3EFiles%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3CLINGO-LABEL%3EOffice%20365%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3CLINGO-LABEL%3EOneDrive%20for%20Business%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3CLINGO-LABEL%3ESync%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3C%2FLINGO-LABS%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-914886%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Disable%20%22read-only%22%20settings%20on%20files%20in%20a%20synched%20library%3F%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-914886%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EFrom%20the%20documentation%3A%3C%2FP%3E%0A%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%0A%3CBLOCKQUOTE%3E%0A%3CP%20style%3D%22font-size%3A%201.6em%3B%20box-sizing%3A%20border-box%3B%20color%3A%20%232f2f2f%3B%20line-height%3A%201.5%3B%20padding%3A%200px%3B%20font-family%3A%20'Segoe%20UI'%2C%20'Segoe%20UI%20Web'%2C%20wf_segoe-ui_normal%2C%20'Helvetica%20Neue'%2C%20'BBAlpha%20Sans'%2C%20'S60%20Sans'%2C%20Arial%2C%20sans-serif%3B%20font-style%3A%20normal%3B%20font-variant-ligatures%3A%20normal%3B%20font-variant-caps%3A%20normal%3B%20font-weight%3A%20400%3B%20letter-spacing%3A%20normal%3B%20orphans%3A%202%3B%20text-align%3A%20start%3B%20text-indent%3A%200px%3B%20text-transform%3A%20none%3B%20white-space%3A%20normal%3B%20widows%3A%202%3B%20word-spacing%3A%200px%3B%20-webkit-text-stroke-width%3A%200px%3B%20background-color%3A%20%23ffffff%3B%20text-decoration-style%3A%20initial%3B%20text-decoration-color%3A%20initial%3B%22%3EIf%20you%20have%20libraries%20with%3CSPAN%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CSTRONG%20class%3D%22ocpUI%22%20style%3D%22font-weight%3A%20bold%3B%20box-sizing%3A%20border-box%3B%20font-family%3A%20'Segoe%20UI'%2C%20'Segoe%20UI%20Web'%2C%20wf_segoe-ui_normal%2C%20'Helvetica%20Neue'%2C%20'BBAlpha%20Sans'%2C%20'S60%20Sans'%2C%20Arial%2C%20sans-serif%3B%22%3ECheckout%3C%2FSTRONG%3E%2C%3CSPAN%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CSTRONG%20class%3D%22ocpUI%22%20style%3D%22font-weight%3A%20bold%3B%20box-sizing%3A%20border-box%3B%20font-family%3A%20'Segoe%20UI'%2C%20'Segoe%20UI%20Web'%2C%20wf_segoe-ui_normal%2C%20'Helvetica%20Neue'%2C%20'BBAlpha%20Sans'%2C%20'S60%20Sans'%2C%20Arial%2C%20sans-serif%3B%22%3ERequired%3C%2FSTRONG%3E%26nbsp%3Bor%3CSPAN%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CSTRONG%20class%3D%22ocpUI%22%20style%3D%22font-weight%3A%20bold%3B%20box-sizing%3A%20border-box%3B%20font-family%3A%20'Segoe%20UI'%2C%20'Segoe%20UI%20Web'%2C%20wf_segoe-ui_normal%2C%20'Helvetica%20Neue'%2C%20'BBAlpha%20Sans'%2C%20'S60%20Sans'%2C%20Arial%2C%20sans-serif%3B%22%3EValidation%3C%2FSTRONG%3E%3CSPAN%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FSPAN%3Ecolumns%20or%20metadata%2C%26nbsp%3Bor%20when%3CSPAN%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CSTRONG%20class%3D%22ocpUI%22%20style%3D%22font-weight%3A%20bold%3B%20box-sizing%3A%20border-box%3B%20font-family%3A%20'Segoe%20UI'%2C%20'Segoe%20UI%20Web'%2C%20wf_segoe-ui_normal%2C%20'Helvetica%20Neue'%2C%20'BBAlpha%20Sans'%2C%20'S60%20Sans'%2C%20Arial%2C%20sans-serif%3B%22%3EDraft%20Item%20Security%3C%2FSTRONG%3E%3CSPAN%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FSPAN%3Eis%20set%20to%20either%26nbsp%3B%3CSTRONG%20class%3D%22ocpUI%22%20style%3D%22font-weight%3A%20bold%3B%20box-sizing%3A%20border-box%3B%20font-family%3A%20'Segoe%20UI'%2C%20'Segoe%20UI%20Web'%2C%20wf_segoe-ui_normal%2C%20'Helvetica%20Neue'%2C%20'BBAlpha%20Sans'%2C%20'S60%20Sans'%2C%20Arial%2C%20sans-serif%3B%22%3EOnly%20users%20who%20can%20edit%3C%2FSTRONG%3E%3CSPAN%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FSPAN%3Eor%26nbsp%3B%3CSTRONG%20class%3D%22ocpUI%22%20style%3D%22font-weight%3A%20bold%3B%20box-sizing%3A%20border-box%3B%20font-family%3A%20'Segoe%20UI'%2C%20'Segoe%20UI%20Web'%2C%20wf_segoe-ui_normal%2C%20'Helvetica%20Neue'%2C%20'BBAlpha%20Sans'%2C%20'S60%20Sans'%2C%20Arial%2C%20sans-serif%3B%22%3EOnly%20users%20who%20can%20approve%20items%3C%2FSTRONG%3E%3CSPAN%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FSPAN%3Ein%20Version%20Settings%20of%20the%20library%3A%3C%2FP%3E%0A%3CUL%20style%3D%22box-sizing%3A%20border-box%3B%20list-style%3A%20url('data%26amp%3Bcolon%3Bimage%2Fpng%3Bbase64%2CiVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAUAAAAHAQMAAAD6aRWtAAAABlBMVEX%2F%2F%2F%2BAgIBizNOVAAAAAXRSTlMAQObYZgAAABdJREFUeF49wSEBAAAAg7D3T4zkim30BCumBNn%2FPQx4AAAAAElFTkSuQmCC')%3B%20font-size%3A%201.6em%3B%20margin%3A%2030px%200px%3B%20padding-left%3A%2012px%3B%20padding-bottom%3A%200px%3B%20display%3A%20block%3B%20color%3A%20%23363636%3B%20font-family%3A%20'Segoe%20UI'%2C%20'Segoe%20UI%20Web%20Regular'%2C%20'Segoe%20UI%20Symbol'%2C%20'Helvetica%20Neue'%2C%20'BBAlpha%20Sans'%2C%20'S60%20Sans'%2C%20Arial%2C%20sans-serif%3B%20font-style%3A%20normal%3B%20font-variant-ligatures%3A%20normal%3B%20font-variant-caps%3A%20normal%3B%20font-weight%3A%20400%3B%20letter-spacing%3A%20normal%3B%20orphans%3A%202%3B%20text-align%3A%20start%3B%20text-indent%3A%200px%3B%20text-transform%3A%20none%3B%20white-space%3A%20normal%3B%20widows%3A%202%3B%20word-spacing%3A%200px%3B%20-webkit-text-stroke-width%3A%200px%3B%20background-color%3A%20%23ffffff%3B%20text-decoration-style%3A%20initial%3B%20text-decoration-color%3A%20initial%3B%22%3E%0A%3CLI%20style%3D%22box-sizing%3A%20border-box%3B%20margin-top%3A%2018px%3B%20margin-left%3A%200px%3B%20padding-left%3A%206px%3B%20display%3A%20list-item%3B%20font-size%3A%201em%3B%22%3E%3CP%20style%3D%22font-size%3A%201em%3B%20box-sizing%3A%20border-box%3B%20color%3A%20%232f2f2f%3B%20line-height%3A%201.5%3B%20padding%3A%200px%3B%20font-family%3A%20'Segoe%20UI'%2C%20'Segoe%20UI%20Web'%2C%20wf_segoe-ui_normal%2C%20'Helvetica%20Neue'%2C%20'BBAlpha%20Sans'%2C%20'S60%20Sans'%2C%20Arial%2C%20sans-serif%3B%22%3EFor%20SharePoint%20document%20libraries%2C%20these%20items%20will%20be%20synchronized%20as%20read-only.%3C%2FP%3E%0A%3C%2FLI%3E%0A%3CLI%20style%3D%22box-sizing%3A%20border-box%3B%20margin-top%3A%2018px%3B%20margin-left%3A%200px%3B%20padding-left%3A%206px%3B%20display%3A%20list-item%3B%20font-size%3A%201em%3B%22%3E%3CP%20style%3D%22font-size%3A%201em%3B%20box-sizing%3A%20border-box%3B%20color%3A%20%232f2f2f%3B%20line-height%3A%201.5%3B%20padding%3A%200px%3B%20font-family%3A%20'Segoe%20UI'%2C%20'Segoe%20UI%20Web'%2C%20wf_segoe-ui_normal%2C%20'Helvetica%20Neue'%2C%20'BBAlpha%20Sans'%2C%20'S60%20Sans'%2C%20Arial%2C%20sans-serif%3B%22%3EFor%20OneDrive%20libraries%2C%20OneDrive%20will%20show%20a%20lock%20icon%20(%3CSPAN%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%0A%3CDIV%20id%3D%22tinyMceEditorclipboard_image_0%22%20class%3D%22mceNonEditable%20lia-copypaste-placeholder%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FDIV%3E%0A%3CP%20style%3D%22font-size%3A%201em%3B%20box-sizing%3A%20border-box%3B%20color%3A%20%232f2f2f%3B%20line-height%3A%201.5%3B%20padding%3A%200px%3B%20font-family%3A%20'Segoe%20UI'%2C%20'Segoe%20UI%20Web'%2C%20wf_segoe-ui_normal%2C%20'Helvetica%20Neue'%2C%20'BBAlpha%20Sans'%2C%20'S60%20Sans'%2C%20Arial%2C%20sans-serif%3B%22%3E%3CSPAN%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FSPAN%3E)%20next%20to%20the%20sync%20status%20and%20the%20user%20will%20not%20be%20able%20to%20synchronize%20the%20library%20until%20the%20mentioned%20settings%20have%20been%20removed.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%0A%3C%2FLI%3E%0A%3C%2FUL%3E%0A%3CHR%20%2F%3E%3C%2FBLOCKQUOTE%3E%0A%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fsupport.office.com%2Fen-us%2Farticle%2Finvalid-file-names-and-file-types-in-onedrive-onedrive-for-business-and-sharepoint-64883a5d-228e-48f5-b3d2-eb39e07630fa%3Fui%3Den-US%26amp%3Brs%3Den-US%26amp%3Bad%3DUS%23librariesspecificcolumns%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fsupport.office.com%2Fen-us%2Farticle%2Finvalid-file-names-and-file-types-in-onedrive-onedrive-for-business-and-sharepoint-64883a5d-228e-48f5-b3d2-eb39e07630fa%3Fui%3Den-US%26amp%3Brs%3Den-US%26amp%3Bad%3DUS%23librariesspecificcolumns%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-914899%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Disable%20%22read-only%22%20settings%20on%20files%20in%20a%20synched%20library%3F%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-914899%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EThanks%20a%20lot%2C%20didn't%20know%20that.%20You%20learn%20something%20new%20every%20day!%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E
New Contributor

I'm an adminstrator to our entire Sharepoint site Collection, and I'm trying to sync libraries to my Explorer, which works fine, but for some reason they're "read-only" which means I cant do anything with the files, except read them, which is no use. 

How do I change that for myself and my users so that we can change documents through Explorer?

2 Replies
Best Response confirmed by Robert_Elgstrand (New Contributor)
Solution

From the documentation:

 

If you have libraries with Checkout, Required or Validation columns or metadata, or when Draft Item Security is set to either Only users who can edit or Only users who can approve items in Version Settings of the library:

  • For SharePoint document libraries, these items will be synchronized as read-only.

  • For OneDrive libraries, OneDrive will show a lock icon ( 

     

     ) next to the sync status and the user will not be able to synchronize the library until the mentioned settings have been removed. 


https://support.office.com/en-us/article/invalid-file-names-and-file-types-in-onedrive-onedrive-for-...

Thanks a lot, didn't know that. You learn something new every day!