For more information about user authentication, see. Moreover, try performing these steps on your computer: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your computer. I have used the same method as mentioned above when the file was saved to my hard drive. It was a huge headache for me when I was getting this problem, too. Edit: that won't help much now that I think of it, they'll still have to upload the latest version again. In the Task Manager Warning dialog box, click Yes.
If the document is in use, open the document as read-only. For example, the owner file for Document. Maybe it will keep saving there and that will cause it to stay in communciation with the server. This is a shared Excel workbook, they're supposed to be opened by multiple users! Because of this Office 2003 does not have the proper mechanism to lock the files in SharePoint. We assume you know the password to open the Word document. I imagine this is caused by Excel leaving owner files on the server, but I do not know why. Store the passwords that you write down in a secure place away from the information that they help protect.
To do so, follow these steps: 1. This is a real, intermittent problem. If the document is in use, open the document as read-only. No error message, no application. This is the case whether it in on the server Home Server or on the local machine. Close the file and delete the corresponding lock file.
Without any one of passwords, document will be locked and it refuses to editing. Configure Word to create a backup file - and save often. Temporary Files Using Windows Explorer, the first place to look is the Windows temp folder, the location of which will be determined by the operating system, but it can be easily found by typing %temp% in the address bar of Windows Explorer and pressing Enter. You need to convert them from Word 2003 into Word 2010 templates and save. In the task manager look for your program still running as a background task, click on it and hit end task.
If Word asks you whether you want to load the changes that were made to the Global or Normal template, click No. At this point, verify that nobody is accessing the file through shares and storage management or whatever way you choose. By the way it is also problem from Word 2003 to Word 2007. I am getting error message the file is locked by other user and can't delete it. What are my options as a Global Admin? Dbturtle, Sorry that you are having issues.
On the File menu, click Exit Task Manager. If an end user is using an Office product, and then does not log off completely but rather X out, the the file is shown as locked by the person who installed Office on the terminal server yours truly. The owner file is located in the same folder as the document that you tried to open. However, if the person checks the document out and then immediately attempts to open the document, he only gets a blank screen - excel does not start up. Is the file saved on a network drive or local hard drive? This will close the app and any running processes associated with it. If anyone knows of a fix to prevent this situation from happening, please post it here.
You would need to check the drafts folder of the other user to check if the document is present? The Restrict Formatting and Editing task pane displays buttons for moving to the regions of the document that you have permission to change. If permission has been granted for only specific individuals to be able to make changes to parts of the document, only those individuals can move to the parts they can change. You can safely delete everything in this folder. When a user closes the document, I can change and edit it. I was wondering if I wrote something to use the object model to remove this lock would it work? This disables the locking feature via the registry and does not impact any other services.
Step 1: Select the part of document you will protect, and then click the Rich Text Content Control button on the Developer tab. All I want to do is delete the file at this point, and I can't even do that. We get the same error message. When a locked document opened in WordPad, it automatically gets unlocked for editing. Unlock a protected document To remove all protection from a document, you might need to know the password that was applied to the document. Note: Encrypting the document prevents others from working on the document at the same time. However, if you don't know the password to open Word document, you will be unable to open and edit it.