excel spreadsheet 'locked for editing by user 20'

  pookie 15:11 27 Jan 2004


network of 25 pcs approx.

we can't open an excel speadsheet in general drive as it says 'locked for editing by user 20'. you can open it as read only. machine 20 is not using the spreadsheet and has rebooted but we still can't open it

any ideas?



  scotty 15:16 27 Jan 2004

Open file as Read Only then Save As. The new file should not have the problem. If it is OK, replace the old file with the new one.

  pookie 16:01 27 Jan 2004

thanks scotty - done that and saved it under new save name. however, i still can't do anything with the original ie i can't delete it, i can't rename it?

any thoughts


  ventanas 16:04 27 Jan 2004

I keep getting this and do as scotty suggests each time. No idea what causes it. Perhaps one day.

  pookie 19:50 27 Jan 2004


refreshed for the evening crew


  pc moron 20:32 27 Jan 2004

Found this click here

  ventanas 21:42 27 Jan 2004

Thank you very much. I'll have a go when I get back to work on Thursday.

  pookie 08:38 28 Jan 2004

many thanks for link - i'll try later


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