When this happens on a single user's pc, a common solution is to close excel and
to delete the files in the windows temp folder--and maybe reboot (or kill all
hidden instances of excel that may be running).
On a network, that suggestion morphs into rebooting the server that holds the
Maybe it'll work for you.
> We have some spreadsheets on the network drive. Everytime myself or a
> coworker at different times try to open the spreadsheet, we receive the
> message "Filename is locked for editing". No one on the network has the file
> open. Everyone has closed and turned their machines off, but I am still
> unable to access the spreadsheet.
> Can you let me know what I need to do to access the spreadsheet. We made
> sure read-only is not checked in properties.