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Can't disable version control

Hello, I wanted to disable version control in a project, and followed "Deactivating Source Control" section here https://docs.unrealengine.com/latest/INT/Engine/UI/SourceControl/index.html

However, every time I try to save an asset, for example a blueprint, it asks me to check out or make the asset writeable. I can make the asset writeable, but I need to do this for each file now. How to fix this? I unchecked "Prompt for checkout on asset modification" in editor settings but it didn't help.

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asked Jan 20 '15 at 09:22 AM in Using UE4

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Did you have source control (specifically Perforce) enabled previously? If so then it will likely have left your files all marked as 'read-only'. This is probably why you are seeing messages that ask you to make the asset writable.

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answered Jan 20 '15 at 10:02 AM

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avatar image CodeSpartan Jan 21 '15 at 07:19 AM

I unchecked read-only on the files in Windows and it worked, thanks!

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To clarify, what they mean is go to the the project folder> Right click> Properties> Uncheck Read- Only. It will ask if you are sure, hit yes, then apply and ok. This will runs a loading bar to set everything back from read only.

This issue also causes an error of being unable to rename a file until it's writeable. Once read only is unchecked you can rename all your files again. Hope this clarification helps, as the above answer wasn't fully clear and precise, imo.

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there is no such a thing as disabling version control. it is against the whole idea :) every version control uses a hidden folder to keep the connection and track changes which is knows as the repo, by deleting that you automatically solve your problem. for example for git it is ".git" and you have to do it in the file browser of your OS and not in UE4

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answered Feb 09 '19 at 11:33 AM

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avatar image stabbedbyapanda Feb 11 '19 at 09:36 AM

i think you misunderstood the issue look at my response above.

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