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XLS file open 2 - 5 times on W2K server

By Ciscodude ·
I have a WinXPSP1 Pro networked to a Win2KSP3 server. Excel Files are stored on the server in a shareed folder. When I open an xls file in ExcelXPSP1, make some changes, then try to save I can't. The file is not read only. The Open Files on the server shows multiple xls files of the same name open, but I only opened it once. Why is this happening? The file was originally created in Excel 97. The files still show up as open on the server even when I have closed them in Excel. This appears to haven randomly.

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XLS file open 2 - 5 times on W2K server

by Craig IT Mangaer In reply to XLS file open 2 - 5 times ...

This was more common with Older office and NT but the answer would be the same. Close the file and then kill all other instances of the file being opened. Excel is famous for not fully releasing networked files. You may want to try a different method of closing the file and Excel. Such as File, Close vs. clicking on the X (if that is how you've been closing the file).

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