Why no username shown on locked word file opened from network folder?

By MarkusT ·
Has anyone else come across this and needed to get the username to be shown when opening a file from network folder and it is allready opened by someone else?

User gets the message "... is locked for editing by ' '" but it doesn't say by whom.

Server is Windows Server 2k8 and ws:n are xp, 7 and Mac.

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Look for the owner/temp file in the same folder.

by seanferd In reply to Why no username shown on ...

It may be corrupted and has not been properly deleted when the document was closed by the user. Perhaps the user no longer even exists.

If web access (WebDAV, Sharepoint, something else) is involved, this gets more complex. The simplest way here is to wait for the lock to expire ( five minutes or whatever).

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