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By john_wills ·
When I open certain Word files on my new XP system I get a message that the file is already in use by me, with the question whether I want to make a copy. What is this about?

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by DKlippert In reply to Word oddity

Here is an article from the Word MVP site that may be helpful.

http://tinyurl.com/3xt5s

Fundamentally it suggests that you find and delete all

*.tmp, ~*.do?, and ~*.wbk

files. These temporary files can appear anywhere a document is stored, so search all your storage areas including networked locations.
If there are still problems, try renaming /deleting Normal.dot

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by john_wills In reply to

No file with those characteristics is found on my system.

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by jschein In reply to Word oddity

With all office programs closed...


Click Start.. goto Run... and type in:

winword.exe /regserver

Same for excel.. Start, run:

excel.exe /regserver

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by john_wills In reply to

It seems that no winword.exe is to be found on my system, or else I somehow wrote it wrong. Should that blank be there before the /?

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by DKlippert In reply to Word oddity

In Windows Explorer go to Tools>Folder Options
On the View tab remove the check from Hide extensions of known file types. You might also have to choose to show hidden files.

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by john_wills In reply to

I have removed the check from Hide extensions of known types. I am already showing hidden files. Now what?

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by DKlippert In reply to Word oddity

There is a space in front of /
Did you delete Normal.dot?

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by john_wills In reply to

The problem seems resolved after I put that space in.

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by LukCAD In reply to Word oddity

It will because you need convert your files (they old and don't have any usergroup. Better variant it to do next:
1) save you first opened world file into new with exension RTF
2) save after it your new RTF file into new made world DOC file. In that case - information will be saved and new user right will attached to your new DOC.

Also you can try to set new right manualy into old file - but it is not always good. I don't know clearly why.
Sincerely, LukCAD

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