We have a document library. They used to be able to see who had it open because the file would say locked for editing by 'insert user name', but now it just says 'another user'. Hi, I just ran into this issue with a excel file on our filer. Wrapping things up Although there a number of tools available on the internet designed specifically to deal with locked files, on Windows 10 there is more than one way to remove these type of files without having to get software from unknown sources. If you really do not have access to the. Alternatively, The Goverlan Admin Suite has a node under the computer that will tell you this right away. I know this is old thread but hopefully this will help someone out.
Provide details and share your research! Usually, after the file is no longer in use, the application will unlock it automatically, but that's not always the case. So be careful of what you delete if you're not sure of the consequences. What's the error code for this? I closed the app without making changes. The files are on a 2003 windows server and the server shows no open sessions to the file. Sometimes, a file may not unlock successfully, and even if you try to take any action, you'll see a warning that the operation can't be completed because it's open by another program.
You would get the error message. Unfortunately that did not help and my client reports that the incidences of locked files are getting more and more, to the point where they are quite annoyed. Need some relieve since I am developing a system for a non-profit organization. You've said you want to do this in C so here goes. Inside this we have a excel document, when I try to delete the document It says 'The file is currently checked out or locked for editing by another user' The document is not checked out. Unable to determine file locker.
Does anyone else have any other ideas? If it appears that you really need to delete a file in use by another process, I'd recommend re-considering the actual problem before considering any solutions. . . Is it something simple in the properties of the workbook? D Seagate says the system was not designed to be used like i am using it therefore they can't support the problem. Additionally, it allows users to store files like , Windows Settings, and other documents. Therefore, you cannot edit the file. That is why it says another user instead of the user who has it locked.
I had the same issue. I'm new to this site, can someone tell me how to close this issue so its not sitting out there. I was hoping to avoid the save-as method because that is kindof a hassle. When i searched on the toppic there seem to be a ton of people having this same prob. In a Windows Explorer window, do the following: 1. Then it dawned on me.
To me it seems that windows itself locks the file when you selecting by running some background proces to preview or index it. If the file exists then it closes the workbook without saving changes. Opening a documents file in OneDrive could display a message like: The file is locked for editing by another user This error usually occurs if the Office document which you were using was not closed properly or if the document is already open and is running in the background. This does not happen all the time and the files are not in use by anyone when it occurs. Does anyone else have any other ideas? How do I delete the document? David Is this bug ever going to be fixed? Schenker Unfortunately, I too am facing the same problem as sycren. From what the forum says I think the user is locking the file for editing with the fist click, and when you try to open it with the second click you get the error.
The spreadsheets in question contain personal financial data for accounts I share with no one. If you are seeing issues where the wrong user name is showing up, there is a known bug on that and a fix: In cases where the wrong user name is displayed in the file lock dialog Sometimes where it says 'another user' it has the name of someone that didn't open the file or it has no name at all. Hi there, I see here it explains how to fix these errors, however how do you set this message up to begin with? Now when I try to delete the file from the library I get file locked by another user. Killing other processes is not a healthy thing to do. See our for more details. One of the files that we often have problems also has a lot of hyperlinks in it to other sheets. When I run a loop through the files, Excel freezes because it can't open a file that's open by someone else.
Ours may have been a bit different. This is by-design and prevents other users overwriting your work, or even worse causing document corruption. The flavor depends on whether you have Excel 2010 or Excel 2007. The file in use is stored on a network drive, so it could be locked on different computers, or the same computer the current user that wants to access it is using. Excel 2007 - Excel 2010 - Will Buffington Microsoft Excel Support Max Meng TechNet Community Support Any feedback on this we have same problem Office 2010 files on old Windows 2000 file server yea I know working on it. Disclaimer: While the author has taken care to provide our readers with accurate information, please use your discretion before acting upon information based on the blog post.
Using Win 10 as well. Uncheck Details Pane and Preview Pane. If you are seeing issues where the wrong user name is showing up, there is a known bug on that and a fix: In cases where the wrong user name is displayed in the file lock dialog Sometimes where it says 'another user' it has the name of someone that didn't open the file or it has no name at all. The typical method is as follows. Its strange there is some kinda bug that makes this happen some of the time and then on other files it works like it is supposed to. It could be a number of things.