It means you have disabled read-only in Excel file. She has the Preview Pane turned on in Explorer. Im getting curious on the cause of this -- since even if the permissions were setup so they can not create the temp file in the directory the file is -- the user still gets a popup. Note: this feature does not encrypt your Excel file. This is different from your linked code, where you call GetObject from a script, not from an Excel instance. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Shippensburg University.
For example, the owner file for Document. Thanks, Chris Hi Guys, Thanks for thinking about this and offering up some code. File is already opened by another user. Based on my observation, it seems it doesn't create the temp file at all, is there any place in the Windows Server can particular blocked the temp file function?? As the owner of the shared workbook, you can manage it by controlling user access to the shared workbook and resolving conflicting changes. Once the permissions are in place, you are all set! Microsoft designed Excel with an optional feature that prompts users to view a workbook in a read-only mode and save edits under a different file name. As to why you would not get any popup -- hmmm What are the permissions on the file in question exactly, and the directory for the 2 users in question. I update one at a time and then close it before opening the next one.
Now click on Owner tab in Advance Security Settings for User windows 6. On the File menu, click Exit Task Manager. From then on, the copied Excel file would be not read-only and could be used instead of original one. I've had this issue in the past; backing the file up, deleting it, and restoring it seemed to fix the problem. Note: If you only want to recommend users to open the Excel file as read-only, without protecting it, don't enter a password and check Read-only recommended. With this option the user is using Excel merely as a database where the user has a central storage and the user is reading out the information from various locations.
If it is open I want the program to wait until I can ask the user to close it before continuing. The owner file is located in the same folder as the document that you tried to open. Hi all, I am currently using a Windows Server 2003 as our shared drive. If you have a file that is sensitive to changes, you can force Microsoft Excel 2019, 2016, or 365 to prompt the user to open as Read Only whenever they attempt to open the file. In a network shared environment, this file can be open by multiple users. You can also set up password prompts to open a file in read-only mode, write to the original file or both.
The issue is with opening Office files in a shared folder after putting the computer in the domain. Not the answer you're looking for? Step 5: When you are back to the Save As dialog, click Save to save this workbook. I want to add code to my program to test if the file is already open, before trying to open it. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps. Depending on your network setup, the setting might be Enable Protected View for files originating from the Internet. It means that, you can open one Excel file from one person at a time.
Thanks for contributing an answer to SharePoint Stack Exchange! I found the problem by downloading. This type of ghost locking even blocks the file for deletion sometime. It appeared to run properly but when I closed the program and looked at the file that was still open on the other machine, the file appeared unchanged. Can anyone help me with the settings for this? From , Unlocker is a tool that can trace and unlock the locking protection commonly used in files on Microsoft Windows. But when I run Excel as an Administrator holding ctrl+shift and then open the excel file it opens with read and write permission. Or can user B close out of the workbook and Excel and still receive notification that the workbook is available for editing? So i set appropriate permissions for Office folder and everything now works.
About the Author Based in Southern Pennsylvania, Irene A. The setting you want is in Excel, not in SharePoint. Sometimes, like when opening an email attachment, it will open in Protected View by default, but not when opened from the server. Hi, I work on a shared drive and work with communal files constantly. Most of these files I use as reference, and will do some small calculations in the file for my own purposes.
Way 3: Make an Office 2016 Excel spreadsheet read-only with sheet protection Step 1: Open the spreadsheet. Straight from : This behaviour may occur if Word determines that the owner file for the document already exists. To permanently resolve the problem, or fix a spreadsheet that will not allow you to make changes, you may need to move the spreadsheet, wait for another user to finish using the file or make changes to the spreadsheet. Can I call the person ask them to close it and click on the message box to close it and expect that it will try again? User B wants to open a workbook but User A has the workbook open for editing. But none of suggestions helped.
So remove read only in excel file. Step 4: This workbook has been marked as final and automatically saved. I'll run it today as below with the file opened on another machine and see what happens. I then had the desktop added to the domain and logged into my domain account. Now you have been able to edit excel file and make any changes to worksheet or workbook.