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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Do you mean that you got projects from somewhere, and they open as read-only when you first open them?
Or do you mean that you are creating a new project and it opens as read-only?
Opening projects that have previously been created
The projects that you are trying to open in arcgis pro 2.2.3 were they made in the same version of arcgis pro?
Not necessarily, they can be from different versions. Surely this shouldn't make them open as a read only though still?
It might be the case, so it might be trying to avoid people using 'save' and writing a new version, which they will then try to open on the older version.
See if 'Save' is disabled, forcing the user to choose 'Save As'. If that is the case, the newer version should not be read only.
Retrieving data ...