Windows 7 Thread, Files locked for editing - but they are not in Technical; Anybody got any ideas?
I have a load of users who when trying to open a file it says it ...
7th September 2011, 10:01 PM #1
Files locked for editing - but they are not
Anybody got any ideas?
I have a load of users who when trying to open a file it says it is locked for editing. Now i know this normally occurs when the files are located in the shared area and two people have opened the file.
But this is now starting to happen on peoples user areas where they don't have any files open (programs not running in background).
This is happening with both word, excel and powerpoints
(os win 7 sp1, office 2010, file server 2008 r2)
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7th September 2011, 10:20 PM #2
7th September 2011, 10:23 PM #3
Nope plain on server 2008 r2 shares
dfs is my next mission!
8th September 2011, 12:03 PM #4
9th September 2011, 10:21 AM #5
Any body any ideas?
The only way of undoing the look is reboot the server.
9th September 2011, 10:28 AM #6
Might be worth checking on the server what it thinks has the file open, either through their share and store management area, and/or process monitor Process Explorer
Could be something as stupid as AV/backup etc.
9th September 2011, 10:29 AM #7
through share and store management it says the file isn't looked.
9th September 2011, 10:37 AM #8
Turn on hidden files and see if the lock files for these documents are still there. For example, for a document named Ducking Word Document.docx, the lock file will be named ~$cking Word Document.docx
If they are there, delete them.
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