I would not go as far to say this is a bug since this seems only to be affecting you and most often it is something environmental causing it like a load balancer. For example, select a block of paragraphs, a heading, a sentence, or a word. It doesn't happen every time, and it goes away by itself sometimes just seconds later. Does anyone else have any other ideas? The other 1% it is due to a customization or corrupt web app. Now when I try to delete the file from the library I get file locked by another user. We also don't require checkouts. Using Excel 2016 I was getting the 'another user' error also trying to boot up Repair Log.
So I had to get this done via few commandlets. Hi, You Can try this: When User clicks Edit in Microsoft Word in a SharePoint document library Word launches and tell SharePoint that a document is opend for editing locked for other users A copy of the document is downloaded and stored in a hidden system folder on your local computer. I am using sharepoint 2010 for my company. There is typically a temporary hidden lock file created when you have an Excel or other Office doc open. To learn more, see our. I imagine this is caused by Excel leaving owner files on the server, but I do not know why.
That is why it says another user instead of the user who has it locked. I am seeing an issue with Microsoft Office 2010 and file locking. It's nothing important to anyone else, but the story was extremely. Passwords should be 8 or more characters in length. It may help to give an overview of what happens during normal use of Word. I have not seen any evidence that our users are experiencing a crash beforehand.
Or possibly, Word was just ignoring those settings, and they just needed to refreshed?? If I copy and paste the document to another location, I can open it for editing. For example, the owner file for Document. If the document is in use, open the document as read-only. Turned out that the issue was as follows: Previously computer was being used and logged in by a local account. The flavor depends on whether you have Excel 2010 or Excel 2007.
In Word, you go to Word Options, Save, Offline editing options for document management. They don't know how we always do it, we always did it, solve it! Sorry to hear about your troubles, but it sounds like this issue was unique to your environment. This document is locked for editing by another user When a document is opened by a client program, Windows SharePoint Services puts a write lock on the document on the server. But the last user which was opened this document has closed this document. In contrast, our other large, installed systems typically run for months without a single problem, and with very small support staff. Note: If you select more than one individual, those individuals are added as an item to the Groups box, so that you can quickly select them again. Stupid question: I assume the 2010 fix above won't work? For example, the owner file for Document.
Make changes in a restricted document When you open a protected document, Word restricts what you can change based on whether the document owner granted you permission to make changes to a specific part of the document. If permission has been granted for Everyone to be able to make changes to parts of the document, anyone who opens the document can move to the parts they can change by clicking Find Next Region I Can Edit. Note that in this post there is a line which holds the key of the resolution. This temporary file holds the logon name of person who opens the file. This may occur if one or more of the following conditions are true: Word previously quit improperly and, therefore, did not delete the owner file.
For example, select a block of paragraphs, a heading, a sentence, or a word. Use strong passwords that combine uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. A few of my users are in and out of various Excel 2007 spreadsheets all day. We had been using cookie-based load balancing. Most people are Not seeing this behavior. Would you like to answer one of these instead? We found the issue thanks in part to benday saying dfs, thus forcing me to ask the Sys Admin a question about it! If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
Watching the network traffic with Fiddler is what led us to our load balancer as the culprit. But the problem is still intermittent. Basically we had it where the username in office didn't match the actual user, and office was reporting on that info rather than the real windows username. This will prevent the environment variables from being modified and Office files should be able to save to the location you specify Thanks Jaison A Excel is locking files since I installed Office 2016. Based on my understanding, this behavior may occur because Word determines that the owner file for the document already exists on your side. But at times you may find yourself facing problem opening the documents in a cloud platform. To resolve this issue, first confirm that another user on the network does not have the document open.
Or you might have to be listed as an authenticated owner for the document. If you receive a message that states that the program is not responding, click End Now. If the above solution does not resolve the issue, try closing all the documents instances. Note: If you select more than one individual, those individuals are added as an item to the Groups box, so that you can quickly select them again. The computer he was using is Windows 8. The write lock times out after 10 minutes. I've seen this with earlier versions of office - I haven't seen it on 2013 but i might be worth having a look at this area.
Just now, I opened a Word document, made a small edit, and saved. First of all, close all instances of Word. This did not resolve the issues. I shouldn't have to write code to use SharePoint. Now, UserX is an employee here, but he has nothing to do with this document.