message YOU are already viewing the file when I cant find file on my computer

Patricia Timm
Patricia Timm used Ask the Experts™
message says already viewing excel file but cant find it anywhere. I am reading a file from the server. I tried to view the code on the sheet and suddenly the file disappeared. The file is not minimized or on my desktop. when I go to the server and try to open the file in read only I get a message that states You are aleady viewing the file. I cant find it on my desktop
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Have you tried restarting your desktop? or run Excel in Safe mode (Press Ctrl key and open excel)

Please look into C:\Users\User_Name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Excel
"%appdata%\Microsoft\Excel\") and see if is contains few files / folders. Move those files to some other location
(i.e create a backup of those files / folders and delete all files / folders from here).
Try open excel again.
Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)Excel & VBA Expert
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Check if the workbook has got hidden somehow.

Open a blank workbook and go to the View Tab in the ribbon and follow the instruction shown in the following image.

Robert RComputer Service Technician

SInce the file is on the server, could someone else have it open? Were you logged onto another computer and opened this file, if so maybe you forgot to close the file before logging onto this computer.

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