unable to edit sharepoint lists

caratech
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Hello,

I have a WSS 3.0 site, for some unknown reason, I am unable to edit any of the lists it contains.
I can open all the lists and subsites but the edit is not available.
I am logged in as the user that created all sites and this has been working for over 18 months without any problems.
The beast way I can describe it is as the state you will find when a backup program is backing up the sites, you can view them but no changes are allowed. The really strange thing is that I have restored from a couple of days ago and the problem still persists...
Any ideas and suggestions would be really appreciated.
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Hi! It looks like permissions issue. Can you see permissions for the list? Do you see permissions for yourselve or one of your groups? Are sitecollection administrator or farm administrator?

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Hello,

Thanks for the reply.
I had figured out last night. The problem was that a backup on the site farm had been interrupted before it finished. This left the site in read only mode.
Went to SharePoint central administration, application management and changed to Not Locked. It also appears that even if you restore the site, that flag still remains in read only mode.

Thanks again.

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I'm allocating You the points because, even thought I had already found the solution myself, I think that your suggestions would have put me in the right track.

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