Problem with the "FileName is locked for editing by 'another user'" function
Posted on 2009-04-27
We have a folder on the network share that has many word docs in it. We have users with read, write and modify rights and we have users with read only rights.
When a read, write and modify user opens a doc and another read, write and modify user tries to open the same doc they receive the message below:
FileName is locked for editing by 'another user'.
Do you want to:
Open a Read Only copy
Create a local copy and merge your changes later
Receive notification when the original copy is available
This is normal.
However, when a read only user opens the file, and then a read, write and modify user opens the same file, the read, write and modify user does not get the file locked for editing by.. message.
But they do get a (read only) tag at the top of the doc title bar.
The read, write and modify user cannot make changes even though they have the rights to do so. Is this normal?
Also is there a way to get notified when a read only user opens a file first and then the read, write and modify user opnes the same file second.
Thanks in advance.
I hope this was not too confusing.