You cannot edit the properties of checked-out files in the Datasheet view of a SharePoint document library after you install Access 2007 SP3

Applies to: Microsoft Office Access 2007


Assume that you install Microsoft Office Access 2007 Service Pack 3 (SP3) on a computer. Then, you try to edit the properties of checked-out files in the Datasheet view of a SharePoint document library. In this situation, you receive the following error message:
The selected cells are read-only.


To resolve this issue, apply the following update:

2598128 Description of the 2007 Office system hotfix package (Stslist-x-none.msp): April 24, 2012

Registry key information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
After you install the hotfix package, to have us enable the hotfix for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. If you prefer to enable the hotfix yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.

Fix it for me

To enable the hotfix automatically, click the Fix it button or link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.

  • Install hotfix that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 2598128 before you run this Fix it solution.
  • This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
  • If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solution to a flash drive or a CD and then run it on the computer that has the problem.

Then, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.

Let me fix it myself

Please follow these steps to enable the hotfix:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then select the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0\List
  3. In the Details pane, right-click EnableCheckoutEdit, and then click Modify.
  4. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.
  5. Exit Registry Editor.

    If the registry subkey does not exist, you need create a registry subkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\12.0\List, and then create a DWORD value "EnableCheckoutEdit" and set the value data to "0".

Did this fix the problem?

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.