Why do I receive the following error ?the selected element is read-only and cannot be updated? when attempting to unlock a file?

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Problem:

Why do I receive the following error ?the selected element is read-only and cannot be updated? when attempting to unlock a file?

Resolution:

  • Product Name: StarTeam
  • Product Version: 2005 R2
  • Product Component: Client
  • Platform/OS Version: All

Question:

Why do I receive the following error ?the selected element is read-only and cannot be updated? when attempting to unlock a file?


Answer:

Problems can arise when attempting to break a lock on a file, if the file is read-only.

If a file is pinned and not floating it is considered read-only. Therefore it needs to be set back to floating in order to be able to check in changes. Please follow the steps I have outlined below:

  1. Right click on the necessary file
  2. Select Advanced | Behavior | Configuration tab
  3. Change configuration back to floating

You should also perform the following option:

  1. Go to the tools Menu | Select Personal Options
  2. Select the File Tab
  3. Make sure that ?Clear File locks on check in? is selected
  4. Try checking in the locked files


Author: Nuala Comiskey

Old KB# 27717
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