read-only mode

Hi, my external drive temporarily got disabled while working on a session and could not be saved. No I can’t open that session due to snapshot ‘session did not load successfully: Failed to load state.’
Also all other projects now only load as -read-only- mode.
First, how do you recover from a failed to load state and also get out of read-only mode?

oh yeah, using Ardour 5.6 on Arch64

Hi, it sounds like the Arch user is not proprietary of the external drive, or doesn’t have the right to write on it… Maybe you can first check that?

well for some reason the audio group has only read permission on the drive and I can change it now. About the snapshot fail to load state, anyway of repairing that or recovering the session?

well I renamed the .bak and I can load the session again.