March 16th, 2006, 12:13 AM
Trouble with an Excel Document
I couldn't find any forums on here that go over this, but I'm having some issues with Excel.
I have an Excel document shared on a Server 2003 Network.
All users have appropriate access to this file.
The excel doc is password protected
After opening it, I tried saving changes and recieved the following error message, "This file is locked. Try the command again later" Waited a long while and tried again, still got the same error. That was yesterday, still the same problem persists.
I went into Server 2003 file management to be assured that no one else is accessing the file.
I opened up the file through Excel to make sure I'm not opening through a viewer.
searched in the same directory for the file that starts with ~$, but was unable to find it. I figured someone might have crashed Excel and that would be there.
Now I'm stumpped. Anyone ever come across this problem?
March 16th, 2006, 12:37 AM
What verion of excel are you running mate?
Try the repair and compact/compress tools if your version supports them....................
Run checkdisk or whatever ...............
How much freespace, and how big is your excel table file?
March 16th, 2006, 01:26 AM
could one of the other users have changed it ?
deliberatley or by accident, it will still be a pain
isn't there a history for the sheet, that would show who used it, when and what changed ?
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March 16th, 2006, 01:56 AM
AHEM! Have you recently downloaded any updates for McAfee? Perchance?
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March 16th, 2006, 07:43 AM
Can you copy it locally onto your HDD and open/modify it ???
Maybe you need to change the owner to "administrators" and try again ...
There isn't any network-links in the Excel is there ?? They can cause some problems to .
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