Document in "Read-only" mode all the time

Iron Contributor

Hi, I tried to find a solution here but I was not successful. I have SharePoint library and when we want edit word document in desktop application, document is opened as a "Read-only". Do you have any idea what to do with it? I just found that there is problem with OneDrive and synchronization. We have own Content type on this library but I just try to edit document directly from library and it is not possible.

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I resolved this by upgrading the Excel client (read only was only happening in Excel) to Microsoft 365 Apps for Business license rather than the Office 2019 Home and Business license that was previously installed.

Thanks: disabling sync did the trick for me as well. Still buggy, it seems.