Solved

Read Only Error

Posted on 2011-03-16
1
237 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I keep getting an error message when I attempt to open Word documents.  It says the document is “locked for editing by another user.  Do you want to open a read-open copy?”

I get this same error message when attempting to open Word docs on my computer and other computers in the network.  While I’m able to do a “save as” and create a new copy, it’s getting annoying b/c I know for a fact that no one else has my document open.

How do I fix this?

Windows Vista Enterprise SP2  32 bit
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 sp2
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E8400 3.0 GHz
2 GB Ram

0
Comment
Question by:num1jayjay
1 Comment
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
michko earned 250 total points
ID: 35150819
It sounds as though the owner file did not delete properly when Word was closed.  The below MS support article describes how to delete the owner file:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313472

0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Like many others, we try and discourage users from printing documents unnecessarily and instead send or share them electronically. However, this doesn't always work and documents are still printed. With this simple solution, if the user tries to …
If you work with Word a lot, you probably use styles. If you use styles a lot, you've probably balled your fist more often than not when working with the ribbon. In Word 2007/2010, one of the things that I find missing when using styles is a quic…
This video walks the viewer through the process of creating a watermark for their document, customizing it, and saving it for viewing/printing needs.
Office 365 is currently available in five editions. Three of them are for business use: Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business, and Office 365 Business Premium. Two of them are for home/personal use: Office 365 Home and Office 365 Perso…

829 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question