Check the option for web server. However It can still be copied or downloaded locally. A possible situation I ran into is that I once edited the file before, and Office did not close normally, so the file is still locked for editing next time I open it. And for Advance you can set options like, Change History, Auto Save time, Conflict who save first. Alternatively, you could switch to an app that allows multiple authors to work on a file simultaneously. The office clients periodically send a heartbeat request to the server that extends their lock.
So, let's dig deeper into the problem and find the solution. If you want to work on the file at the same time as other people, then make sure everyone uses a version of Excel that supports. Web client is a windows service active on each client. It will quit after a few seconds. But before troubleshooting makes sure that document is not being used by another user over a network. Another user is editing the file If someone is currently working on the file, you can either wait for that person to close it, or you can create a copy of the file and enter your changes in the copy. Are you using Office 2003 or Office 2007? To do so, follow these steps.
Yesterday afternoon, for example, I found that I could not get into edit mode on an excel sheet that I had been working on successfully all day. Yes this banner reading that the file has been locked only appears when those specific conditions exist. So, the both good and bad thing is, we are all stuck in this tech. There may be something else in your network a switch, router, hub, etc. Last time I had it was last week. A screenshot of the file in the library like this: Regards, Alex Hi Tarasow, Thanks for the reply.
Go to Process tab and search for Winword. The latest is that if these users don't go through the load balancer i. For example, the owner file for Document. Just in case someone else runs into this, I thought it may be good to share another possible cause. ? So all three conditions need to be in place for this to happen. We are having an issue with SharePoint online not allowing us to edit or delete a word file even though the file has been saved and closed.
On Error GoTo 0 ' Turn error checking back on. Would you like to answer one of these instead? I'm working with our Network Admin to see if he knows any reason this may be who knows; maybe he's blocked those types of http requests for some crazy reason! Looks like it won't help dbturtle any longer, but maybe this info can help keep others from taking the same abandonement approach. Our solution, unfortunately, has been to get rid of SharePoint. But the problem is still intermittent. Regardless of lock type Co-authoring or Exclusive , If a lock is applied to a file, it cannot be renamed, moved, or deleted. Neither appear to be problematic when the issue occurs. In this article, we discuss steps to resolve this issue.
It's almost as if some kind of intermittent race condition is happening, where the document gets locked too early. It will just clock and not change modes. If the user has Office 365 Pro Plus Click to Run, and is on the Monthly update channel, then the user will always set a co-authoring lock unless checking out a file. Unfortunately we have a manager that is blind for all the extra trouble that SharePoint brings into an organisation only because it looks so fancy, so I have to deal with it someway and chances are low that we can manage to abandon SharePoint for good. I am getting error message the file is locked by other user and can't delete it.
You can simply do it by use Save As command, get options like One Drive, Computer and Add Place. We're only having this on Excel files? It is also interesting that the problem will often impact multiple people at the same time who are not working on related documents, but will not impact everyone in the organization. You can trace the calls via Fiddler on the client. However, when I then thought about it I realised that a call to. Please let me know if someone got exact solution of this issues. The new user who wants to edit the file now will be able to exit Excel, then re-open the file to edit it.
This problem is a result of Office Client setting a 'lock'. I would dive into AppFabric Distributed Caching in SharePoint 2013 first. To work around this behavior, wait 10 minutes before opening the document again. Be sure to include the default Title field. Although used for webdav, but worth a try. To reiterate from before, I received messages that somehow the system thought I was personally responsible for the lock out and I was unable to control this file.
If you close that tab before Word Online has completed loading, a document lock has already been set. I can understand that sometimes a file is locked by a different user for, what I think, are obvious reasons. Sorry to hear about your troubles, but it sounds like this issue was unique to your environment. The biggest issues is not the collaboration part as that work it is when you check out the file there is no way to get it back uploaded again. This is a shared Excel workbook, they're supposed to be opened by multiple users! Locks is a complex topic and technically a client or network issue. This buggy behavior is described in this.