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Files say they are open, when they arent

By richnosal ·
When one of my users tries to open a file in there home directory, which they only have access to. The file says it is being modified by Staff and that you can open a Read-only file or click notify to be told when it is available. Ths is happening in Word and Excel. No one else can have access to these files. This happens sporatically and does not happen all the time to one file.
Files are on a NT4 server with SP 6a

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by nicholasP In reply to Files say they are open, ...

In word go to tools,options, user information

Change this to the users name instead of staff.


If the user exits the file invorrectly, by either crashing the PC or shutting down incorrectly... the network does not know that the file has been closed.

What operating system or you using Netware or Windows? There are utilities that will show you who has the file open (WHOHASIT)

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by Gav@Melbourne In reply to Files say they are open, ...

NT4 has a little used program called Winfile (c:\winnt\system32\winfile.exe). This Explorer like utility, amonsgt other things, allows you to see what user has a particular file open. Just go to the File menu, slect Properties, the click on the Openby button.

Hopefully this will give you a place to start.

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