Excel freezes when opened on more the one PC

Posted on 2016-08-04
Last Modified: 2016-08-09
Until now if a user opened Microsoft excel when it was already opened by another user it opened in read only mode. But now in this scenario excel freezes.

Office 2010

Please help
Question by:Abraham Deutsch
LVL 90

Accepted Solution

John Hurst earned 500 total points
ID: 41743511
1. Do an Office Repair (or if desired uninstall and reinstall).
2. Make a new, test, Windows User Profile (Account). Log into the new Windows Account and test Excel in the new Windows Account.

Author Comment

by:Abraham Deutsch
ID: 41743546
If I understand correctly what you are saying is step
1 is if a program is cropped
2 to see if the profile is the issue

Did I get it right, if not please correct me.
LVL 90

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41743549
Yes that is what I am suggesting.

And of course, these are suggestions to try.
LVL 10

Expert Comment

ID: 41743646
There can not be more than one user opening the same Excel file at the same time, in WRITE mode. You can duplicate the same file for more copies, to have the WRITE mode, at the same time.
Shouldn't all users have the same email signature?

You wouldn't let your users design their own business cards, would you? So, why do you let them design their own email signatures? Think of the damage they could be doing to your brand reputation! Choose the easy way to manage set up and add email signatures for all users.

LVL 90

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41744122
We know. The issue is the file opening the second time in Read mode.
LVL 11

Expert Comment

ID: 41744339

From what I remember two people CAN work on the same Excel file at the same time, just not the same cell(s). Unless I am misreading you...

Author Comment

by:Abraham Deutsch
ID: 41746342
I think its not the profile as each user has a separate file

[its a environment I've never seen before window 7 ultimate all user connect in with a RDC, but is not a window machine].

I did a window repair but needed a restart to complete need to wait for all user to leave. [office is installed I'm not sure how it works in such type of environment but I assume office is installed only one the admin user as in a server environment that is used with RDC so repairing office at the admin user should work for all if it will do the job].

I notices that outlook indexing does not work. Already restarted window indexing service did not solve.
LVL 90

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 41748566
Thank you for the update.

Featured Post

How to improve team productivity

Quip adds documents, spreadsheets, and tasklists to your Slack experience
- Elevate ideas to Quip docs
- Share Quip docs in Slack
- Get notified of changes to your docs
- Available on iOS/Android/Desktop/Web
- Online/Offline

Join & Write a Comment

This is an article about Leadership and accepting and adapting to new challenges. It focuses mostly on upgrading to Windows 10.
A Bare Metal Image backup allows for the restore of an entire system to a similar or dissimilar hardware. They are highly useful for migrations and disaster recovery. Bare Metal Image backups support Full and Incremental backups. Differential backup…
Learn how to make your own table of contents in Microsoft Word using paragraph styles and the automatic table of contents tool. We'll be using the paragraph styles in Word’s Home toolbar to help you create a table of contents. Type out your initial …
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to create pivot charts out of a data set. I also added a drop-down menu which allows to choose from different categories in the data set and the chart will automatically update.

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now