ArcGIS Pro opening read only projects even though no other projects open

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10-15-2018 08:20 PM
KateWaterhouse
New Contributor III

I'm running ArcGIS Pro 2.2.3 and it keeps opening read only projects when I open projects for the first time. If I then close these and re-open it seems fine.

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SteveScott
New Contributor III

I am loading the document in a stand alone script and I think it is locking the document. How do I release the document in the python IDE?

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Kara_Shindle
Occasional Contributor III

I sometimes had success with ending the Python process in Windows Task Manager

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SteveScott
New Contributor III

I had to delete the connection to the portal from the registry.

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BrianCunningham2
New Contributor III

According to the ESRI documentation, you should be able to delete the lock from the Python script to the aprx file by using the 'del aprx_variable' command.  I have this at the end of my script(s) and still run into the issue where I have to shutdown my IDE in order to actually release the lock on the project file. *shrugs*

AndrewCroisier
New Contributor III

I encountered this issue while using a remote desktop connection and running ArcGIS Pro on a server. 

I had created my original project with Pro 2.4.2, and the server had Pro 2.4.1. 

When I opened the project I had created on my desktop with Pro 2.4.1, the file became read-only. Trying to save the project by overwriting the original project with the same name led to an error (I can't remember which one exactly.) To solve the issue, I saved the project a second time with a different name, and deleted the original project created in 2.4.1. 

It's been working so far.

MichaelTorbett
Occasional Contributor

I'm on Pro version 5.2 and had this same issue on a VM through remote desktop. For me what I discovered was that even though I had closed all ArcGIS Pro projects, it was still running in python. So I went into Task Manager and  closed all python background processes and this resolved the read only issue.

I hope this helps someone.

Michael 

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MichaelVolz
Esteemed Contributor

Did you have a python process running when you closed the project?

If not, do you know how long the background python processes run for after the aprx file is closed?

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MichaelTorbett
Occasional Contributor

I had a python script open first  and then I went to open Pro before closing the script. That's when I encountered the Read Only issue. Even though I closed both programs, python was still running in the background and it was holding onto my Pro project.

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