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Windows Explorer problems with Office 2007 documents (read only)

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Rhodium, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Rhodium

    Rhodium Flightless Bird

    Some Office 2007 Documents [compatibilty Mode] Opens as 'Read Only'
    Rename + Saving not allowed -"already open in other application"
    Checked document properties -Read Only NOT set
    Closing and re-opening Windows Explorer sometimes works, other times Laptop
    must be restared, Explorer re-opened, then the Document can be Renamed,
    Deleted, Saved, Moved or Opens OK - sometimes
    If I save as a differnt name = OK, but to delete the old file I have to
    re-start Explorer or the PC -very frustrating as this doesn't always work
    If I use another File Manager (Paper Port) I can access and manipulate
    (Rename, Save) these 'locked' Word /Excell documents.
    I can sometimes delete a locked file, if I delete 2 files together, but the
    second will usually locked-up instead of my original
    I beleive the problem is related to Vista Windows Explorer rather than the
    Office 2007 files, as this never happened with XP and Office 2003
    All my documents are in "97-2003 compatability mode" so others with older
    systems can read them.

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