How's sharing that file (Microsoft environment)

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When someone opens a file from a publicly available drive - the next person who tries to open it can do a Read Only and only Save as a Copy.  Hope can one tell who the h... has the file open?  Thanks!  :-)
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It's because the file is single use mode only. Depending on the file type, when the 2nd person tries to open it, you can have a message sent to the person who has it opened and request they close it.
What file type is it?
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You should be able to look on the file server and see who has the file open.  If it's an Office file I believe it should tell you who has it open when you try to open it.  Not sure what server OS you're using.  In 2003 you can go to computer management and see "Shared Folders"-->"Open Files".  There is an "Accessed By" column.  Obviously not something an end user could accomplish though.
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If this is a Microsoft Office file the second person should get a message saying that the file is open by xxxxxx
The xxxxx will be the name of the user as defined in the Options->User Information section in Office. In office 2007/10 its under File->Options->General. In Office 2003 and earlier the name is set under Tools->Options->User Information
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Hey KCTS - I will check that out tomorrow.  Cool.  Yes it's an Excel file.
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Thank you.

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