I’ve encountered a similar (Read Only) issue which these resolution steps did not resolve (while running UiPath Version 2020.4.3 at the time):
The error occurred when receiving zipped .xaml files via email which I was only able to open as (Read Only):
I would Save As to my local UiPath Projects folder stored in My Documents, but when attempting to reopen the file, UiPath would become unresponsive:
I began troubleshooting and uninstalled and downloaded the most recent UiPath Community edition version 2020.8.0-beta.278, which did not solve the issue, so I uninstalled again to match versions to the sender, but continued to encounter the same issues.
I ended up moving the .xaml files up one folder level only to receive the same unresponsiveness from UiPath which I’ve previously experienced. It wasn’t until I moved the .xaml file to my Desktop that it was able to open properly. For this reason, I moved my entire UiPath Projects folder to my Desktop and was able to run all of my UiPath .xaml files. I uninstalled and re-downloaded UiPath version 2020.8.0-beta.278 and everything seemed to be functioning properly, but was still unable to access my UiPath Projects folder from My Documents.
Though I’ve remedied my issue, I was hoping to gain some insight as to why this fix of opening .xaml files from my Desktop worked?