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File locked for editing by a phantom user (no user account on domain corresponds to the name of user who has the file locked for editing) in the error message.

File locked for editing by a non existing user "paul". THERE IS NO USER NAMED "Paul" ON THE DOMAIN.
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Run5kCommented:
I would go ahead and log into the machine (RDP if necessary) that is hosting the file.  Open the terminal services interface, and terminate the access that "Paul" is utilizing.  That should make the file available again.
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unlocktechnologyAuthor Commented:
The file is located on a sbs 2003 and access to it is through mapped drives from the workstations to the SBS.
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wolfteethCommented:
If the file is under a shared folder, you have to open Computer Management from Control panel, and you may check the Shared Folders from System Tools node. thus, you may killl the session or opened files session directly.
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unlocktechnologyAuthor Commented:
Thanks Wolfteeth, sounds more likely to work, ill keep you posted.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
unlocktechnology,

this is what you need
http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/

Regards,

James
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unlocktechnologyAuthor Commented:
Thanks Jay Jay70, i will try this if wolfteeth's effort is in vien. cheers
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
cheers mate :)
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Run5kCommented:
Wouldn't it be a bit more helpful to highlight Jay's post that actually had the solution, instead of marking "cheers mate" as an accepted answer?
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