Locked files

Steve Bowen

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I have an unusual situation that has just started recently

I am using a multi sheet workbook with no macros. Whe it is opened the first time after a cold boot, everything is ok but when I try to open it a scond time it says its locked for editing and therefore can only be read-only. Now I have resaved it as a copy but the same thing happens with that file and neither can be deleted unless I re-boot. Does anyone have any suggestions
 

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HalfAce

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Hello Steve Bowen, welcome to the board.
Not sure if this will help but try opening the file (after rebooting) and then go to File > SaveAs.
In the upper right corner of the SaveAs dialogbox, choose Tools > General options.
Is the 'Read-only recommended' checkbox ticked?
 

Steve Bowen

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It wont work, the read only IS NOT checked and it wont let me save as the origianl file name
 

HalfAce

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And you're sure there's no code in the workbook?
Have you tried setting your security to macros disabled, and then opening the file?
 

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