Documents in use by another user
Posted on 2008-06-22
I had a couple of word documents open when a power failure occured. Now i have the following problem.
let's just say the document i was working on was called T:\MyDocument.doc, where T:\ is a common network drive (samba share on linux server to be precise)
Now no matter what i do word will not open a document called T:\MyDocument.doc.
Using windows explorer i right click and say new word document giving it the name above. When i try to open in using word it says "Document in use by another user" which is not the case as no-one else has it open.
If i open an existing document and then do a save as to save it as T:\MyDocument.doc it fails giving an out of memory or no free disk space error. Which again is not the case.
The tempory hidden files that word creates when it opens documents do not exist, they were deleted.
Note also that the problem does not just occur on my machine but all machines on the network.
So my question is how can i clear out word so that it no longer thinks the document T:\MyDocument.doc is in use?