Files are not opening read-only when holding shift, right clicking and selecting 'Open as Read-Only'


I have an issue where Excel spreadsheets are not opening as Read-only when holding shift, right clicking and selecting Open as Read-Only.

This means that when this is selected, other users cannot open the file for editing.

This is affecting all users and different versions of Office and the primary file that is having the issue is a Spreadsheet .xlsx file.

Any feedback is appreciated.

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omgangIT ManagerCommented:
I'm seeing the same.  Office 2010, Win 8.1.
OM Gang
omgangIT ManagerCommented:
Not sure what the date of this article is but it's a known issue

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riverbankAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much for your reply.

I'll have to wait for Microsoft!

riverbankAuthor Commented:
Fix not yet released but information passed over.
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