The first thing to try is to turn off the. My name is Mitch Bartlett. Even if all the OpenOffice applications are in trusted applications, the problem still happens. I shouldn't have to write code to use SharePoint. That hidden file conatins the name of the user who has the file locked. I am not sure why it worked for me, but it did.
Stupid question: I assume the 2010 fix above won't work? I'm having this same problem in Excel 2013. Hello We have the same issue but in our case, its Sharepoint 2013, On-premise. If you receive a message that states that the program is not responding, click End Now. I have noticed that it is reporting back who last made a change and saved the file, rather than whoever has the file locked open. The problem was that Excel tells the second user that it's 'another user' rather than reporting the first user's actual name, making it difficult to work out who has it open. Hi, I have a client who recently upgraded to Windows 10 and he is using OpenOffice 4.
From the window that opens, choose Change preferences bottom left. If the issue persists, I'd like to confirm the following things: 1. Therefore, you cannot edit the file. Jason Here is the regedit: Windows Registry Editor Version 5. Unfortunately, the colleague is the administrator.
Please note that if you have a work or school account, you might not have a version of Office that supports co-authoring yet. We are using Excel 2010 and sometimes users are working from a network share. I am getting a message, the Excel file i am opening xlsm is locked for editing by 'another user'. 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. Is the file saved on a network drive or local hard drive? Hi rmtaylor, bolo Which version of Excel do you use on your computer? I am having this same problem, although the environment is a little different. Fear not, there is a fix for this problem. Hi Rob, I have encountered the same problem as you on a few occasions.
Just a big ' ' where a name ought to be. I just encountered this exact issue today for the first time. Uncheck Details Pane and Preview Pane. This did not resolve the issues. Couldn't open file on a network share to edit.
Enter the password if prompted. Repeat steps d and e for each occurrence of Winword. The computer he was using is Windows 8. Why is Excel reporting the wrong user having the file open? Use the Microsoft Flow Chart There is an official Microsoft blogpost up. Say that the file is locked for editing my me. Is the issue only related to that specific user? We are running an on-prem Sharepoint 2013 standard edition and we recently upgraded our users to O365 Office 2016. If you have kept it open, then close the file at another location before you open this file to work on it.
Then uncheck Refresh data when opening file. I verified today that other users who are syncing this library to their File Explorer are also now able to edit the files the lock was gone for them, too. . Should I just try for giggles? I added in an if statement to only do the copy if the sheet is visible, if it is not then it just moves on to the next week. Nine times out of ten the document is not open by another user. However if you opened the 2017 file and then the 2016 file the error would not present. Understand that these fixes don't make the File in Use dialog go away, they just correct the problem of showing bogus user name information on the dialog itself.
Is there a similar fix for Teams for Mac? Not the answer you're looking for? I hope it helps some one. Stranger still when I look at the properties on the file I see that the last person to make changes in the file was not even me. There is typically a temporary hidden lock file created when you have an Excel or other Office doc open. So of course went down the path to update all the security settings as needed, removed all security Hehe just to test. I tried it numerous different settings and configs.
User has opened a doc in a library, made changes to word doc, tried to save and close. When I try to delete the same file form SharePoint in my Edge browser, it says it is locked by me. I quit Excel and verified that i see no Excel processes running. I just encountered this exact issue today for the first time. The owner file is located in the same folder as the document that you tried to open.