Editing Layers in a FileGeodatabase

09-04-2018 07:56 AM
New Contributor II


Wondering if anyone else has run into this problem.

I am running ArcGIS 10.6.1 on Windows 10. 

Months ago I created a file geodatabase and imported various layers.  Until a few days ago I have had no problems with editing and updating layers as required.  Now, however, when I attempt to start an edit session on any layer in the gdb I receive the following error message:

"Warning: Check to see that you have the appropriate permissions"  

The help files don't provide much insight.  Using the windows explorer I have ensured that the gdb is not read-only.  I am able to edit layers in other gdbs with no issues.  I'm also able to edit stand alone shapefiles.   I've tried copying and pasting the gdb, but have the same problem. I even upgraded from ArcGIS 10.6 to 10.6.1 in a vain attempt to fix the problem.

Am I missing something?

Thank you,


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MVP Esteemed Contributor

There may be orphaned lock files that are confusing the software.  Try Compact—Help | ArcGIS Desktop .

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MVP Regular Contributor

Can you copy all the data to a new File gdb and check

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