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Excel 2007: Sharing violation error

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by pileyrei, May 14, 2009.

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  1. pileyrei

    pileyrei Thread Starter

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    Hi all

    Would appreciate some help here.

    I have an Excel 2007 document saved on a network location [\\servername\share name\filename.xlsx]

    I have write access to the share, all others have read.

    I open the document to make changes. If anyone else opens it at the same time or after me, they have to click "Read Only" to access it. I have a password setup for edit access to the document.

    If someone is in the document in Read mode and I try saving some changes, I get the following error:

    "Your changes could not be saved to FILENAME.xlsx because of a sharing violation. Try saving to a different file"

    If the person in read mode closes the document, I can save the changes.

    Is this by design or can I do anything to get round this?
    Other users are based at other sites so I have to ring round to several offices asking who has the spreadsheet open and to close it!

    Any help appreciated,

    Thanks
    Pileyrei
     
  2. pileyrei

    pileyrei Thread Starter

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    Friendly bump!
     
  3. pileyrei

    pileyrei Thread Starter

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    Last bump!
     
  4. ketsueki13

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    I believe this is by design. Just as you can't save a file with it open in 2 applications.
     
  5. DJh6064

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    You should not have to call around to find out who has it open. Excel will tell you. If you go to the review tab, in the changes group, select the Share Workbook option. That will tell you who has the file open.
     
  6. pileyrei

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    Thank you for the reponses :)
     
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