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Read Only Mode not working when two users open the same file

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Angus, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Angus

    Angus Flightless Bird

    Hi all,

    I am currently using a Windows Server 2003 as our shared drive. However,
    when two users open the same files, it doesn't shows the "read only" message.

    Because generally, when two users open the same file, the second user who
    open it should receive a "Read Only" pop-up message, to avoid they overwrite
    the other person edit. But now this doesn't work. It allows both users open
    the file at the same time and save at the same time. THis cause a lot of
    problem as many files in our shared drive may edit by different users.

    Anyone know how to solve this problem?

    Thanks a lot for the help in advance.
     
  2. DJH6064

    DJH6064 Flightless Bird

    Check to make sure the file is not shared. A shared file allows multiple
    users to open and change the data within the file at the same time.
    --
    Dave Herard
    MOS Master Instructor
    Microsoft Certified Trainer
    www.clicknlearnct.com


    "Angus" wrote:

    > Hi all,
    >
    > I am currently using a Windows Server 2003 as our shared drive. However,
    > when two users open the same files, it doesn't shows the "read only" message.
    >
    > Because generally, when two users open the same file, the second user who
    > open it should receive a "Read Only" pop-up message, to avoid they overwrite
    > the other person edit. But now this doesn't work. It allows both users open
    > the file at the same time and save at the same time. THis cause a lot of
    > problem as many files in our shared drive may edit by different users.
    >
    > Anyone know how to solve this problem?
    >
    > Thanks a lot for the help in advance.
     

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