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Database Suddenly Becomes "Read Only"

I have a database on a network which has no security setup; everyone who has rights to its directory has full rights to the application. From time to time, it becomes "Read Only" and no one can do anything that requires writing to the local tables (the back end database is "Read Only" for everyone.) Checking the database properties shows the database as not being "Read Only" and changing it to read only and back again does nothing.

So far, the only way I have been able to solve this problem is to replace the "Read Only" database with a backup copy that is not "Read Only".

What could be happening here?

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