Shapefile layer no longer editable (toggle edit option greyed out) in QGIS?

I am using QGIS 2.16 / Windows 10.

I have a point shapefile which I have been using for a little while that has always been editable.

Today I was editing the layer, saved my edits and left my computer for a few hours. When I came back I was not able to toggle the editing button on the toolbar and when I right click on the layer it longer has toggle editing as an option.

I have googled the problem every way I can think of and have not been able to find an answer to why the layer is suddenly un-editable or how to fix this.


This is one kind of Bug coming from 2.8.4 Version. some times it happens when you keep Double clicking on the layers . I have faced the same kind of issue. may be your issue can be resolved if you can Disable the Layers option and enable it again.

Try this way

after loading the shape files go to View > Panels > Layers [ Disable/ Uncheck]

then go to the same place and enable the layers option.

I hope it works for you as well.

Category: qgis Time: 2016-07-29 Views: 0

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