Problems accessing office files

I operate a small office network with a desktop and laptop both running Vista 
Business. The network includes a DNS-323 NAS drive connected via a Netgear 
DGFV338 router. The NAs is configured in RAID1 format with two identical 
Seagate hard drives.
The network was set up in September 2007 and ran fine until mid December 
2009 when I began to have problems accessing files on the NAS drive. When 
trying to open a Word, Excel or saved email file I get the "File In Use" 
message  saying the files is locked for editing by "another user" even though 
it is not open elsewhere.
Saving a newly created file to the NAS drive is fine but if I then edit it 
and try to save the changes I get a similar message just saying that the file 
is currenlty in use. Try again later.
It is slightly different when I try to open an email that I have saved in 
Outlook Message Format – Unicode which is: "cannot open file - may not exist 
- may not have permission - or may be open in another program" The 
propoerties show I do have permission and it is not open elsewhere.
The same problems also arise when trying to access a shared folder on the 
desktop pc on the network.

I don’t have problems opening jpg or pdf files it only seems to be Office 
file formats that are affected.

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