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Microsoft Powerpoint: File is being locked by self

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I am experiencing this issue in Microsoft PowerPoint, it is when a file is being locked by a user but the user is not actually in it. I have done multiple restarts and closing of the document, Below is what prompts me when I reopen the file.

"<FileName>" is locked for editing by 'another user'" message when you try to modify a document in Windows SharePoint Services even though you are the user who previously opened the document


Windows 7
Ms Powerpoint 2010
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you may need to change the file permissions of the powerpoint document. The document may be set to read only or it does not recognize the owner who created the document. The document may be locked to prevent editing.   Right click on the power point document select properties, then click the security tab. Now check the security settings for the user, does the user have full control of the file? If not you need to give the user full control. Or you can take ownership of the file, by going into the advanced settings (clicking on the advanced button in the security tab). Then click on the ownership tab. Then click on edit. Here you can add another user as the owner of the file.
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