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cmcnally

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Hey love the new format! My Office XP isn't letting me access any of My Documents. The error message says:
"This Command is not available because the document is locked for edit."

I've checked and the files are not Read Only. I've also deleted the temporary files in the My Documents folder. Not sure what else to try. Any suggestions?
 

Anne Troy

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Close all programs.
Start--Run and type:

%temp%

Hit enter.
Delete THOSE files.
 
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Good Grief!
I did what you suggest just out of curiousity and sure a bunch there. I just got this computer and new software, it appears that some of the folders are from that install. Should I REALLY delete all those even tho they are "temps"?

Take up a lot of space, I know.
 

Anne Troy

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Only Windows 2000 stores I think History and Temporary Internet Files in there, and I don't think it lets you delete them anyway.

See www.theofficeexperts.com/cleanyourpc.htm for complete instructions and info about it.

To answer your question, probably yes. Delete all that you are able.
 

cmcnally

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Okay, sorry it took me a while to try that last suggestion. I ran %temp% and deleted all the files I could, but Microsoft Documents are still locked for editing. Any other suggestions?
 
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i have the same problem as cmcnally and i tried to activate the product from help, but it didn't work. have any suggestions?
 
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Didn't you activate the product when you first installed it?
What was the error message you got when you tried to activate Office?
 
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