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Users getting "File in Use by (user) Open 'Read-Only' or click 'Notify' to open read-only and receive notification when the document is no longer in use

Posted on 2011-09-29
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The user who has this file open only appears to have read only access to the file in question, however when he has this file open anyone with mod rights to it get the notice in the title.  Do I need to check the permissions again, or do people who only have read only access to a file also cause this message to be generated?  Everyone is using office 2003.
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by:bluemeln
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"Read-only" does not indicate the user's permissions for the file but the status of the file itself. The file is already in use by someone else, therefore, anyone else opening the file will only get read-only access because only one person at a time can edit a file. The file being in use generates this message, not the level of access of the person who has it open.
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by:adml_shake
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My question was though if he can't make changes to it (because his level of access to it is only read&execute) then should everyone else who has modify permissions for this file be getting the notice when they try to open it?  
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Yes, everyone gets the read-only notification when the file is in use, regardless of who is using the file or who is trying to access the file. The read-only message simply means "file is in use," and is no indication of the permissions of any of the users.
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Users getting "File in Use by (user) Open 'Read-Only' or click 'Notify' to open read-only and receive notification when the document is no longer in use
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by:halidh maricar
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this error comes how to slove the issue
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