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Cannot open WordPerfect files over network

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Hello.  There are two computers in this network. Both running Windows XP Pro.  On computer A is WordPerfect 2002/10. On computer B is WordPerfect 11.  Computer A holds all of the wpd documents in a sub folder of "My Documents".  My Documents is set up as Shared with "Allow users to change files" checked.  Suddenly about a week ago Computer B could not open the wpd files on computer A.  The message is "This document is in use or is specified as read-only. You may edit the document, but you must save it with a new name. Continue?".  If we select Continue we get  something about unable to open due to execution parameters on the file.  On Computer A I've gone in and selected individual files as well as whole directories and unchecked the "read-only" box.  Nothing seems to work.  Any ideas?

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I don't see how that would ever work.  My Documents is set to no share.  Choose a base folder from the user's C: drive to share.
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It's been working for over a year. We have My Documents set to share.

I did a workaround. I created a new folder within My Doc's and moved all of the files and subfolders over to this new folder. For whatever reason, they are all accessible and editable over the network again. Thanks.
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I just ran into this issue with a customer of mine. The solution for us was to turn off simple file sharing on the computer that is hosting the .wpd file. To turn off Simple file sharing just double click on my computer -> tools -> Folder options -> Click on the view tab -> scroll down to the bottom and uncheck the simple file sharing option. Once that is complete on the computer that is hosting the file go to the directory the file is in and right click on the folder and choose properties -> select security tab -> click advanced -> make sure that your user is listed in that list and that it has full control of your file and check the box that says replace permission entries on all child objects..... click apply then ok and ok once more. You should now be able to open that document from another computer on the network. Apparently the issue is a cause of copying and pasting from another directory. Anyways hope that helps.
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