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there is a word document on the network folder. the employee who was working on it last evening has left it open in his desktop, locked the pc and gone and reported sick today.

we need to update the file. what is the best way to do this? (without restarting his PC which may lose other data he has open).

at this point, the employee email says he just opened this one document in concern (MS word 2010) but did not edit it..  just open.. but he has lot of important flat files that he was editing that are not saved.. so he prefers not to touch the PC to reboot..

we can do a save as.. but we prefer it to have the same name on the network folder as few other people will be all hitting the same network path to access the word document.

any suggestions to make/keep this clean?

is there any network command to kill all word docs in a pc that is locked from another pc?

thanks
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log into server this file is located and right click on Computer>Manage>Roles>File services>Share and storage management
on the right pane there is a Manage open files and you can select the file you are talking about and force close, so only this file will be closed and all other running on that locked computer will be untouched
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