How do I unlock microsoft word documents?

Posted on 2006-03-27
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Help!!! How do I unlock my word documents.  One day they were working fine and now I can bring them up but they won't let me edit my work.  
Question by:1960Vonda
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    This may be helpful, but probably not
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    by:Juan Ocasio
    Why don' you open it and when asked, select read only then save it as another document.  You should be able to modify i afterwards
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    It is propablly a file permission issue. If the files are being accessed by a simple user and then by Admin they often change owner into admin and then simple users loose privileges over them. The same happens sometimes when they are shared over a domain and being written by users with different permission levels.

    If they are stored for local use, log in as Administrator and set the privileges to all users.
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    Did you have any network login sessions that had hung up? Might need to get network admin to log it out.
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    Can you copy any of the information.  If so, select all --- copy --- paste to a new document.  What changed or happened that now you can not read them?
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    Expert Comment

    Save As is really the simplest option. I think it'll avoid a lot of the problems if you save as a RTF document.

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