Even if you are the last person who opened the document, you may receive this message, too. From my experience with this error 99% of the time the problem is caused by a network problem and not a SharePoint issue. We have tested this with Office 2010 and this seems to allow simultaneous editing of documents using Office Web apps. This is a real, intermittent problem. Enter the password if prompted.
But, what if he is unable to figure out by whom the item is checked ou?. As soon as that user closes the Excel client, the lock is removed. I closed the app without making changes. Xue-Mei Chang's answer is technically correct but incomplete and impractical. As soon you hit the button, you find a Dialogue box has two major parts. I am an admin and I have access to servers and PowerShell.
In Word, you go to Word Options, Save, Offline editing options for document management. Not the answer you're looking for? Thanks, Anu Has anyone fixed this? Stupid question: I assume the 2010 fix above won't work? I am not a SharePoint expert. We're facing it on both Office 2003 and 2007. The file is marked as Final Office 2016 includes a file protection feature that allows authors to mark a file as Final. The first thing to try is to turn off the.
Bypass layers until you find the culprit and then troubleshoot the culprit. So, the both good and bad thing is, we are all stuck in this tech. To this point, we have not seen a consistent pattern in when this File in Use box displays. It's almost as if some kind of intermittent race condition is happening, where the document gets locked too early. Then uncheck Refresh data when opening file. Now if the user wants to delete the folder he can successfully delete that folder. This is the deadly error when the file is not really checked out, but it is locked.
Xue-Mei Chang I agree: Office Web Apps is not a viable solution to this problem. So I had to do it without the user. Please note that if you have a work or school account, you might not have a version of Office that supports co-authoring yet. On Error GoTo 0 ' Turn error checking back on. This is a shared Excel workbook, they're supposed to be opened by multiple users! Waiting 10 minutes is not acceptable either.
If not then you know it is not a client side problem. In our case the first user with the file open is on Excel 2007; the second user is on Excel 2010; perhaps there's some incompatibility which causes the second user's Excel to be unable to get the real name. All contents Copyright 1998-2019 by MrExcel Publishing. The write lock times out after 10 minutes. I think logged onto a different computer and was able to edit the spreadsheet with no issue. So more info for you - This happens on any computer, with any user account, with any SharePoint session, on any device with excel 2016 - These files are not opened by other users, or checked out - We are able to replicate this issue at will, using any excel file, on any SharePoint library Hi Andrew, Sorry for my delay. I've checked the services on my machine we're I'm having this issue as well , and the services has started automatically.
On your iPhone, use the backspace key to delete the current name, and then enter the new one. Basically, when a document in SharePoint is opened by a client program like Word, Excel, SharePoint places a lock on the document on the server. So I don't know whether this is any setting in SharePoint. Users cannot modify the document during the time when the document is locked. I did it 5 more times in a row, quickly.
Dbturtle, Sorry that you are having issues. If the document is in use, open the document as read-only. Same with using older versoin of excel, or removing the password protection from said file. This may or may not help you! If it does, I'll ask our infrastructure guys to monitor the network traffic to identify possible causes. But I'm unsure of the standard lifespan of cached credentials in Credentials Manager.