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Door Hardware Doesn't allow to edit hardware [Read only]

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I realized I put this in the wrong tab so I move it here:


For some reason it won't let me to add new Hardware to a door. After clicking manage hardware the Door Hardware library "Add" and "Remove" tabs apear as grays nd it won't let me to edit them either. It's probably related to my Door hardware library being Read Only mode. Which I don't know how to switch from.  


I'm the only one with this issue in the office and we can't figure out what I have different from other users. See screenshot attached. 


It happens both in project sharing files and in new files. 


It'd be great if anyone can help out. 




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The door hardware definitions are found in the folder

Libraries\Defaults\Door - Hardware

in the file


Door Hardware Library.txt


If this file is set to read only then you will get the result you are seeing.


Be sure the check the file in your user folder. This takes precedence over one in the application folder. Typically the files in the application folder are read only. You will have to check you file attributes to be sure.

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