Excel File Locked on the File Server

Issue

Sometime it can happen when you try to open an excel file, you receive a message telling that the excel file is locked by somebody and you can access it only in read only mode, even if the other user is not using it.

Resolution

  • Connect on the server that has the File Server role.
  • Open Computer Management
  • In the console tree, expand System Tools/Shared Folders/Open Files.
  • Search the file locked in the list, click right on it and select Close Open File

Now the file is not locked anymore and you can edit it.

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