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    File already open???

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    by cruder ·

    When I try to open certain office files it says something to to effect of “this file is already open by (ME) would I like to create a copy. The thing is, I dont have the file open!

    What can I check?

    Thanks

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    • #3396798

      File already open???

      by nsohenick ·

      In reply to File already open???

      When files think they are open, it is usually because of an abnormal close. You can delete the file in the same directory that begins with a tilde ~, it should release the lock. If there are more than one, you can usually figure out which one is associated with your file by the name after the ~.

      • #3534948

        File already open???

        by cruder ·

        In reply to File already open???

        Thanks for the suggestion, I dont have any files with the ~ that I can see though and I have it set to see all files, this is on a Windows NT network if that helps any no one else has the file open either…

    • #3327201

      Reply To: File already open???

      by nathan.capper ·

      In reply to File already open???

      Hi,

      Check computer managment. Right click my computer (icon on your desktop) then select manage. Expand the Shared Folders option, then select open files…you’ll find a list of all the files that you have open. This will also tell you if any of them files have been locked. If you see the file that you’re trying to open in the open files area simply right click on it and select close open file, this will close the file and the system will no longer think it’s open…Note: You may require administrative privlidges if you haven’t got them already.

      Hope this helps…

    • #3327147

      Reply To: File already open???

      by cruder ·

      In reply to File already open???

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