Attempts to open a file geodatabase copy in ArcMap fail after using Windows tools to copy and paste the file geodatabase to a new shared network location. The following error message is returned:
Error: Failed to connect to database. Workspace or data source is read only. Workspace or data source is read only. [GDB_Items] Workspace or data source is read only. [GDB_ItemRelationships] Workspace or data source is read only.
Select one of the options below to resolve the issue depending on the cause.
Check the permissions of the file geodatabase
Check the file geodatabase for the appropriate permissions to access the file. Refer to ArcMap: Warning: Check to see that you have the appropriate permissions for more information.
Use the Copy tool in ArcToolbox
In ArcMap, use the Copy tool in the Data Management Tools toolbox found in the General toolset. Refer to ArcMap: Copying a geodatabase using the Copy tool for more information.