The "Allow Editing" setting is grayed out on the Share dialog for all files within a document library.

Can someone please help me enable this?

Share Link Settings

This setting can be checked under other document libraries.

Can Share settings be restricted per document library?

  • You mean that just the one document library has this issue in a site collection, is it right? What permissions does your account have on the library? Please test using a site collection administrator to check if there is any difference.
    – Kally_MSFT
    Jul 23, 2018 at 8:57

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After having Office 365 support on the phone for 1.5 hours, they concluded that this setting is disabled for a document library when you enable "require check out" under Versioning Settings.

Require Check Out

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    crazy fix but rather informative. Jul 25, 2018 at 3:08

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