The Windows Read-Only Issue
Posted on 2014-09-30
On a Windows 2008 R2 Server, in Windows Explorer, I right-click a file and select Open, with Word 2010.
Then it opens in Word and tells me another user is using it (my Explorer window’s highlighting of it)
and it displays the Read-Only dialog box with options to open as Read Only or get Notification when the file is next available.
The workaround is to select “Receive notification…” and then close the other window.
But you’d think the system would be smart enough to know it’s only MY highlighting of the file.
Is there a security, other setting or other user method that mitigates this annoyance?