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I created a model in an alternate file and I am unable to edit anything (modes and materials) if I change modes it says: enter image description here

This applies for any mode. I went to edit> lock object modes OFF and that didn't help. Further more the materials are locked.

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How can I go about fixing this

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  • $\begingroup$ So you linked the model from the different .blend file, not imported it, based on the answer you propose. Importing and linking are different contexts in Blender, importing is from formats non-native to Blender like obj, fbx etc. Linking is related to .blend files only $\endgroup$ – Mr Zak Jan 15 at 20:50
  • $\begingroup$ O I thought importing was what the word importing meant didn't know in blender importing differs $\endgroup$ – BlenderBot Jan 15 at 20:54
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To fix this I found that you can select the object hit the object button in the top left corner>Relations>Make Local>All this separates the link and works!

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