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Thread: message "xls is locked for editing by ---" accessing excel workbook

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    Alleysdad101 Guest

    message "xls is locked for editing by ---" accessing excel workbook

    We have started getting the message: ".xls is locked for editing by ------"
    when we try to enter into a shared excel workbook. We have verified that
    none of the authorized users already have the document open. It is
    imperative that we coirrect this problem ASAP.


  2. #2
    DougieVan Guest

    re: message "xls is locked for editing by ---" accessing excel workbook

    Is the XLS saved on SharePoint? If so, you could save a local copy, verify
    that it is not corrupted in some way, then re-upload the file to SharePoint,
    overwriting the locked version.

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    Alleysdad101 Guest

    RE: message "xls is locked for editing by ---" accessing excel wor

    No. It is stored on a shared but isolated server at our Bureau, with limited
    access to only our group of six personnel. I am attempting to rebuild the
    workbook now, but I have copious hyperlinks to restore from within the
    workbook. Need a better fix.

  4. #4
    DougieVan Guest

    RE: message "xls is locked for editing by ---" accessing excel wor

    Are you able to open a read-only version of the original, or are you unable
    to open it at all?

  5. #5
    Alleysdad101 Guest

    RE: message "xls is locked for editing by ---" accessing excel wor

    We are able to open a read only version, which makes it look like another
    user is in the file.. however that is not the case.

  6. #6
    DougieVan Guest

    RE: message "xls is locked for editing by ---" accessing excel wor

    I would then try just saving the read only version locally, then opening it
    locally and seeing if you can edit that local copy. If so, then copy it back
    to the server. If you are also unable to delete the inexplicably locked
    version, save it back up with a new name.

  7. #7
    dpiatt@wsi.aquilex.com Guest

    Re: message "xls is locked for editing by ---" accessing excel wor

    Try uploading a test excel sheet with little of nothing in it and see
    if it opens correctly.
    I'd also like to make sure you are opening from the dropdown and not
    clicking the file to open from the site.
    Please let us know what you find, BTW - I am having the same issue.

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    Michael Guest

    re: message "xls is locked for editing by ---" accessing excel workbook

    Based on my experience - that file is open somewhere and it may be that the
    machine it was opened on has hung onto it even though excel does not appear
    to be running. My suggestion is to check the task manager of the machines -
    if you see excel running kill the process - if you do not see it reboot all
    the desktops that have access to that file and see if that clears it.

    good luck



    "Alleysdad101" wrote:

    > We have started getting the message: ".xls is locked for editing by ------"
    > when we try to enter into a shared excel workbook. We have verified that
    > none of the authorized users already have the document open. It is
    > imperative that we coirrect this problem ASAP.
    >


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    tasma3 Guest

    re: message "xls is locked for editing by ---" accessing excel workbook


    I am having same issue. There is no shared workbook. It is not open by
    any user. It is not running in the background. This comes up almost
    weekly. It is becoming majorily frustrating.


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    tasma3

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