Why is my file locked?

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Why is my file locked?

Postby waynec444 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:08 pm

I closed the file normally after saving it (using the X).

I did NOT close OO.

When attempting to reopen the file it says it is locked by me. It will only alllow me to open a copy. Reading another post says this can happen when I improperly close OO but this is NOT the situation.

Can I just open the copy and then save it? Will this resolve the issue and be able to edit it when I again attempt to open it?

Thank you.
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Re: Why is my file locked?

Postby Zizi64 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:03 pm

Reading another post says this can happen when I improperly close OO but this is NOT the situation.


Yes, you have closed one instance of the OpenOffice, when you have closed a document.

Wait some seconds especially when you save the document onto a removable media - or try the LibreOffice.
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Re: Why is my file locked?

Postby Villeroy » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:15 pm

Last version of LibreOffice compatible with Vista was 5.4

https://downloadarchive.documentfoundat ... ffice/old/
Please, edit this topic's initial post and add "[Solved]" to the subject line if your problem has been solved.
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