Deleting an 'open' file in Open Office

  Salut 14:22 07 Dec 2010

I have started to use Open Office 3.2 for all text documents, usually saving as a .doc file.

This morning I have managed to complete a text document however, somehow I have closed the work off without a file extension (neither.doc or .odt).

I have been able to recreate the file by opening it with WordPad then saving it properly this time.

However,I am now left with the original file with which I seem unable to anything with. I have tried to delete it, but the system informs me that it is still open. I have tried to access the file as an 'Open document' but without the file extension all I get is a prompt to 'Open with' query (hence the WordPad). I have tried to rename it, again being informed that the file is 'open'.

Are there any suggestions that might help me?

In a nut shell, I want to delete this file...

Many thanks in advance

  MAT ALAN 15:40 07 Dec 2010

click here

might help,Comes highly recommended by most here.

  gengiscant 15:42 07 Dec 2010

Reboot your PC then delete, just had to do the exact same thing with part of the Steam installation folder. Kept on saying it was open.Restart then delete, worked for me.

  Salut 15:44 07 Dec 2010

Excellent, hit the spot first time. Many thanks...

I had searched the forum: must have been using the wrong key words.

Peace and tranquility decends.

  bremner 15:45 07 Dec 2010

Reboot the machine then try and add an extension to the file.

  gengiscant 15:48 07 Dec 2010

You never said what worked, helps others to know,if they have the same problem.

  Salut 15:53 07 Dec 2010

gengiscant, good point, for the record I used Mat alan's suggestion of Unlocker.

  gengiscant 16:04 07 Dec 2010

Great, please tick (lower right corner) as resolved,and thanks.

  immer 16:15 07 Dec 2010

whats in your "Recent Documents" file...any good?

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