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Locked files on the server

Very peculiar situation
User has a file on the server (PDF file)
logs in from a windows 7 pro machine as a normal user
goes to the network and opens the pdf.  makes changes and tries to save and it says another user has locked it.  When I check the server no user has that file open.  restarted the client machine but no luck.  
I am stumped because it keeps happening on several other files on a random basis.  I was reading about oplocks but dont know if that would change anything.  Please help.
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they have modify permissions on the directory.  Is that not good.
update:
This is exactly what is happening except the client is a windows 7 machine
"File Lock or Access Denied Error Message When You Save Files Over the Network"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812937

Use Sysinternals Process Explorer to find out what's locking the file. Select "Find handle or DLL" and type the filename and you'll find out what's locking the file.
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This gentleman's comment gave me ideas to try multiple solutions.